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 26724 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 Judiciary Petr Tikhonovich Ankudinov

Ankudinov, Petr Tikhonovich

Major-General of Judiciary

* 22nd of August 1898

† 17th of March 1968

(Петр Тихонович Анкудинов)

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1938-02-22 Brigade-Lawyer
1940-02-20 Division-Lawyer
1943-03-11 Major-General of Judiciary


1937-XX-XX 1938-XX-XX Military Prosecutor, Special Red Banner Far Eastern Army
1939-XX-XX 1941-XX-XX Military Prosecutor, Moscow Military District
1941-XX-XX Military Prosecutor, Southern Front
Military Prosecutor, Southwestern Front
Military Prosecutor, 3rd Ukranian Front
Military Prosecutor, Soviet Southern Group of Forces
1949-XX-XX Head of Army Prosecutors' Directorate
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Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.