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 Brigade-Commissar Georgii Nikolaevich Zhilenkov

Zhilenkov, Georgii Nikolaevich


* 20th of September 1920

† 1st of August 1946

(Георгий Николаевич Жиленков)

Flag for Soviet Union


1941-08-02 Brigade-Commissar


1941-07-13 1941-10-14 Member of the Military Council, 32nd Army
1941-10-14 1945-05-XX Prisoner of War
Collaborated with the Germans
1946-05-01 1946-08-01 Arrested
1946-08-01 Condemned to death and executed
Picture source: From Sovetskie Generaly v Plenu by Fedor Sverdlov, 1999


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