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 28114 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 Gerolamo Majnoni d'Intignano

Majnoni d'Intignano, Gerolamo


* 16th of October 1880


Flag for Italy


1932-04-01 Brigadier-General
1937-07-01 Major-General


1926-XX-XX 1929-XX-XX Commanding Officer 9th Cavalry Regiment "Cavalleggeri di Firenze"
1933-XX-XX Inspector of Mobilization, Territorial Military Division Ravenna
1934-XX-XX Commanding Officer 2nd Cavalry Brigade
1934-XX-XX Commanding Officer 2nd Celere Brigade "Emanuele Filiberto Testa di Ferro"
1935-XX-XX 1937-XX-XX Commanding Officer Milano Military Zone
1938-XX-XX Attached to Milano Corps
1940-07-31 Retired
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Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.