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 24480 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 Angel Georgiev Dotsev

Dotsev, Angel Georgiev


* 28th of September 1895

† 1980

(Ангел Георгиев Доцев)

Flag for Bulgaria


1937-05-06 Lieutenant-Colonel
1940-05-06 Colonel
1944-05-06 Major-General


1940-XX-XX 1942-XX-XX Chief of Staff 3rd Army
1942-XX-XX 1944-XX-XX Chief ? Section, General Staff
1944-XX-XX Deputy Chief General Staff
1944-XX-XX 1945-XX-XX Commanding Officer 11th Division
1945-XX-XX 1946-XX-XX Commanding Officer 6th Division
1946-XX-XX Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Ilya Mukhin


Any comments, suggestions or corrections please feel free to contact me at:

Best Regards
Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.