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 of Artillery Mikhail Ivanovich Udovychenko

Udovychenko, Mikhail Ivanovich

Major-General of Artillery

* 23rd of October 1898

† 28th of March 1982

(Михаил Иванович Удовыдченко)

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1943-02-04 Major-General of Artillery


1938-07-XX 1938-11-XX Commanding Officer 1st Air Defence Division
1938-11-XX 1941-05-09 Commanding Officer 1st Artillery Brigade
1941-05-09 1941-10-07 Commanding Officer 10th Separate Air Defence Brigade
1941-10-07 1941-10-XX Commanding Officer 11th Separate Air Defence Brigade
1941-10-XX 1942-04-15 Commanding Officer 4th Air Defence Division
1942-04-15 1943-06-29 Deputy Commander in Chief Moscow Air Defence Front
1943-06-29 1945-03-XX Deputy Commanding Officer Moscow Air Defence Army
1945-03-XX 1945-12-XX Deputy Commander in Chief Western Air Defence Front
1945-12-XX 1946-06-XX Deputy Commander in Chief for Artillery, Western Air Defence District
1946-06-XX 1949-01-XX Deputy Commander in Chief for Artillery, Far Eastern Air Defence District
1949-01-XX Retired
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Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.