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 Colonel-General Ivan Aleksandrovich Kuzovkov

Kuzovkov, Ivan Aleksandrovich


* 6th of June 1903

† 17th of August 1989

(Иван Александрович Кузовков)

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1943-09-01 Major-General
1949-05-11 Lieutenant-General
1967-10-25 Colonel-General


1941-07-13 1941-09-27 Chief of Staff, 32nd Army
1942-05-XX 1943-01-01 Chief of Operations Section, 50th Army
1943-01-01 1943-12-02 Commanding Officer 69th Rifle Division
1943-12-02 1944-07-20 Commanding Officer LXXXXV Rifle Corps
1944-07-21 1944-10-28 Commanding Officer CVI Rifle Corps
1969-XX-XX Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Ilya Mukhin


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