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 28115 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 Artillery Leonid Sergeevich Gudkov

Gudkov, Leonid Sergeevich

Major-General of Artillery

* 1st of August 1898

† 5th of November 1978


(Леонид Сергеевич Гудков)

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1944-05-16 Major-General of Artillery


1937-10-XX 1939-03-XX Commanding Officer 193rd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment
1939-03-XX 1941-06-XX Supervisor of Artillery, Gorky Anti-Aircraft Artillery School
1941-06-XX 1941-08-XX Commanding Officer Belikoluksk Air Defence Brigade Area
1941-08-XX 1942-06-XX Supervisor of Artillery, Omsk Anti-Aircraft Artillery School
1942-06-XX 1942-08-XX Chief of Air Defence Section, 8th Army
1942-08-XX 1943-08-XX Chief of Air Defence Section, 66th Army
1943-08-XX 1944-01-14 Commanding Officer 21st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Division
1944-01-14 1947-02-XX Commanding Officer 37th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Division
1946-02-XX 1947-10-XX Attending the Military Artillery Academy
1947-10-XX 1948-08-XX Chief of 4th Section, Combat Training Directorate, Artillery
1948-08-XX 1950-05-XX Chief of 3rd Section Air Defence Forces, Operations Directorate, General Staff
1950-05-XX 1953-06-XX Deputy Commanding Officer for Anti-Aircraft Artillery, Artillery, Central Group of Forces
1953-06-XX 1954-03-XX Deputy Commanding Officer Artillery, Central Group of Forces
1954-03-XX 1956-01-12 Deputy Commanding Officer for Anti-Aircraft Artillery, Artillery, Leningrad Military district
1956-01-12 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Mikhail Eremenko


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