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 24480 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 Ugo Gigliarelli Fiumi

Gigliarelli Fiumi, Ugo


* 24th of February 1880

† 5th of October 1944

Flag for Italy


1917-01-01 Lieutenant-Colonel
1926-06-01 Colonel
1933-01-01 Brigadier-General
1937-07-01 Major-General
1941-01-01 Lieutenant-General


1916-XX-XX Commanding Officer 2nd Battalion, Brigade "Perugia"
1917-XX-XX 1918-XX-XX Chief of Staff, 11th Infantry Division
1925-XX-XX 1926-XX-XX Commanding Officer 31st Infantry Regiment "Siena"
1927-XX-XX 1931-XX-XX Commanding Officer Southern Libyan Territories
1933-XX-XX 1934-XX-XX Chief of Staff, Royal Colonial Troop Corps Libya
1934-XX-XX 1935-XX-XX Commanding Officer Brigade "Rubicone"
1935-XX-XX 1939-XX-XX General Officer Commanding Royal Colonial Troop Corps
1939-05-01 1940-12-01 General Officer Commanding 15th Infantry Division "Bergamo"
1940-12-01 1943-01-01 Attached to the Ministry of War
1943-01-01 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Marcello Gigliarelli Fiumi


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