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 Lieutenant-General  Su Bingwen

Su Bingwen


* 22nd of January 1892

† 22nd of May 1975


(Su Ping-wen)

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1936-01-22 Lieutenant-General


1918-XX-XX 1922-XX-XX Commanding Officer 2nd Battalion, 33rd Regiment, 9th Division, Beijing Army
1922-07-XX 1923-09-XX Staff Officer, to Inspector-General of Pacification, Beijing Army
1923-XX-XX Chief of Staff, 3rd Brigade, 1st Army, Fujian Army
1923-XX-XX Commanding Officer 1st Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Army, Fujian Army
1925-XX-XX Chief of Staff, 12th Brigade, Northeastern Army
1925-XX-XX 1926-XX-XX Chief of Staff, 6th Brigade, Northeastern Army
1926-XX-XX 1927-XX-XX Commanding Officer 85th Regiment, 6th Brigade, Northeastern Army
1927-XX-XX 1928-XX-XX Commanding Officer 6th Brigade, Northeastern Army
1928-01-XX 1928-06-XX Commanding Officer 17th Division, Northeastern Army
1928-XX-XX Chief of Staff, Heilongjiang Inspectorate of Military Affairs
1928-XX-XX 1930-XX-XX Committee Member of Heilongjiang Provincial Government
1928-XX-XX 1930-XX-XX Deputy Commanding Officer Northeastern Border Defence Army
1928-XX-XX 1930-XX-XX Chief of Staff, Northeastern Border Defence Army
1930-XX-XX Commanding Officer 15th Brigade, Northeastern Army
Commanding Officer Hulunbuir Garrison Command
1932-03-XX 1932-10-XX Commanding Officer Heilongjiang Self-Defence Corps
1932-XX-XX 1933-XX-XX Commanding Officer Northeastern Popular National Salvation Army
1938-XX-XX Member of the Military Advisory Council
1938-XX-XX 1940-XX-XX Director of Military Disiplin 3rd War Area
1946-04-XX Retired
1948-03-XX 1948-11-02 Senior Staff Officer, Northeastern Bandit Suppression Headquarters
1948-11-02 Captured by the People's Liberation Army
Picture source: Courtesy of Tom Chan


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