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 László Deseő

Deseő, László


* 26th of June 1893

† 25th of June 1948

Flag for Hungary


1942-11-01 Major-General


1935-12-01 1939-04-01 Military Attaché to Soviet Union
1939-04-01 1939-12-01 Military Attaché to Finland, Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania
1939-12-01 1940-07-01 Military Attaché to Soviet Union, Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania
1940-07-01 1941-08-01 Commanding Officer 20th Field Artillery Detachment
1942-02-01 1942-11-01 Commanding Officer Artillery I Corps
1942-11-01 1943-02-03 Commanding Officer Artillery III Corps
1943-02-03 1948-06-25 Prisoner of War [Soviet Union]
Picture source: Courtesy of Anonymous


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