The Generals of WWII


About the project

This project attempts to create a biographical database, which covers the army generals of all participating countries of the Second World War. At the moment the database contains 23779 short biographical sketches of the army generals of World War 2.

However, taking into account the scope of the project, the information on each general will vary in detail. Some generals have only been identified and listed with their last names, while others are listed with full names and sketches of their military careers. I am engaged in the quest for further biographical information on the generals and as a result there will be continual updates.

To find information on a specific general use the Search function or just click on The Generals and then choose the country of origin.

I hope that you will find this a useful reference tool.

General of the day

Portrait of Major-General of Artillery Andrei Ivanovich Ratov

Ratov, Andrei Ivanovich

Major-General of Artillery

* 2nd of September 1893

† 30th of June 1978

(Андрей Иванович Ратов)

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1939-08-XX 1942-01-XX Commanding Officer 274th Corps Artillery Regiment
1942-01-XX 1943-04-XX Commanding Officer 4th Guards Cannon Artillery Regiment
1943-05-04 1946-06-XX Commanding Officer 9th Shock Artillery Division
1946-06-XX 1947-08-XX Attending the Military Academy of the General Staff
1947-08-XX 1947-10-XX Commanding Officer 149th Army Cannon Artillery Brigade
1947-10-XX 1952-05-XX Deputy Commanding Officer Artillery, ? Army
1952-05-XX 1953-12-15 Commanding Officer Artillery, Taurin Military District
1953-12-15 Retired
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Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.