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 27344 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 Timofei Ivanovich Volkovich

Volkovich, Timofei Ivanovich


* 21st of February 1899

† 1st of July 1981

(Тимофей Иванович Волкович)

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1945-04-20 Major-General


1938-XX-XX 1940-03-XX Assistant Chief of Staff, 17th Cavalry Division
1940-03-XX 1940-12-XX Officer for Special Assignments, Transcaucasian Military District
1940-12-XX 1941-05-XX Commanding Officer 47th Mountain Rifle Division
1941-05-XX 1941-07-XX Inspector of Infantry, Transcaucasian Military District
1941-07-XX 1941-08-15 Chief of Combat Training Section, Transcaucasian Military District
1941-08-15 1942-02-22 Commanding Officer 402nd Rifle Division
1942-02-XX 1942-03-XX Commanding Officer 394th Rifle Division
1942-03-XX 1942-08-XX Deputy Commanding Officer III Rifle Corps
1942-08-10 1943-05-08 Commanding Officer 75th Rifle Division
1943-05-08 1943-12-22 Commanding Officer 261st Rifle Division
1943-12-22 1946-03-XX Commanding Officer 117th Guards Rifle Division
1946-03-XX 1947-01-24 Attending the Military Academy of the General Staff
1947-01-24 1948-04-XX Attached to Frunze Military Academy
1948-04-XX 1950-03-22 Commandant of Shuisk Infantry School
1950-03-22 1951-03-XX Military Adviser to the Bulgarian Army
1951-03-XX 1956-07-17 Commandant of Shuisk Infantry School
1956-07-17 Retired
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Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.