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 Colonel-General Nikolai Erastovich Berzarin

Berzarin, Nikolai Erastovich


* 1st of April 1904

† 16th of June 1945

(Николай Эрастович Берзарин)

Flag for Soviet Union


1938-12-31 Kombrig
1940-06-04 Major-General
1943-04-28 Lieutenant-General
1945-04-20 Colonel-General


1935-02-XX 1937-08-XX Commanding Officer 77th Rifle Regiment
1937-08-XX 1938-07-11 Chief of 2nd Section, Coastal Group of Forces
1938-07-11 1939-02-XX Commanding Officer 38th Rifle Division
1939-02-XX 1941-07-XX General Offcer Commanding LIX Rifle Corps
1940-07-XX 1941-05-25 Deputy Commanding Officer 1st Separate Red Banner Army
1941-05-25 1941-12-25 Commanding Officer 27th Army
1941-12-25 1942-10-14 Commanding Officer 34th Army
1942-10-XX 1943-01-05 Deputy Commanding Officer 61st Army
1943-01-05 1943-03-17 Acting Commanding Officer 20th Army
1943-08-21 1943-09-08 Commanding Officer 20th Army
1943-09-09 1944-05-27 Commanding Officer 39th Army
1944-05-27 1945-04-28 Commanding Officer 5th Shock Army
1945-04-28 1945-06-16 Commandant of Berlin
1945-06-16 Killed in an car accident in Berlin
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Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.