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 Brigadier-General I. Ştefan Opriş

Opriş, I. Ştefan


* 26th of October 1893

† 27th of February 1979

Flag for Romania


1934-05-10 Lieutenant-Colonel
1939-02-27 Colonel
1944-03-23 Brigadier-General


1939-XX-XX Commanding Officer 4th Frontier Guards Regiment
1940-10-10 1941-08-19 Commandant of Jilava Military Prison
1941-08-19 1943-03-20 Commanding Officer Guards Regiment Mihai Viteazul
1943-03-20 1944-08-26 Commanding Officer Infantry, 1st Guards Division
1944-06-22 1944-07-12 Acting General Officer Commanding 1st Guard Division
1944-08-26 1944-09-30 Prisoner of War
1944-09-30 1946-08-09 Commanding Officer Infantry, 1st Guards Division
1946-08-09 1947-08-09 At disposal
1947-08-09 Retired
Picture source: From "Armata Româna în al Doilea Razboi Mondial 1941-1945" by Alesandru Duţu, Florica Dobre, Leonida Loghin, 1999


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