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 Colonel-General Nikandr Evlampievich Chibisov

Chibisov, Nikandr Evlampievich


* 24th of October 1892

† 20th of September 1959

(Никандр Евлампиевич Чибисов)

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1938-02-22 Kombrig
1939-11-04 Komdiv
1940-03-21 Komkor
1940-06-04 Major-General
1943-11-07 Colonel-General


1937-XX-XX 1938-03-XX Commanding Officer 85th Rifle Division
1938-03-XX 1938-05-XX Commanding Officer IV Rifle Corps
1938-XX-XX 1940-XX-XX Chief of Staff, Leningrad Military District
1940-XX-XX Chief of Staff, 7th Army [Finland]
1940-07-XX 1941-01-XX Deputy Commander in Chief Leningrad Military District
1941-01-XX 1941-07-XX Deputy Commander in Chief Odessa Military District
1941-07-XX 1941-08-XX Commander in Chief Odessa Military District
1941-XX-XX Commanding Officer 5th Reserve Army
1941-07-15 1941-07-26 Commanding Officer Coastal Army
1941-XX-XX Inspector of Infantry
1941-09-XX 1942-07-07 Deputy Commander in Chief Briansk Front
1942-07-07 1942-07-13 Commander in Chief Briansk Front
1942-07-13 1942-07-XX Deputy Commander in Chief Briansk Front
1942-07-XX 1942-08-03 Commanding Officer 4th Reserve Army
1942-08-03 1943-10-27 Commanding Officer 38th Army
1943-11-21 1944-04-05 Commanding Officer 3rd Shock Army
1944-04-01 1944-05-22 Commanding Officer 1st Shock Army
1944-06-02 1948-01-29 Commandant of Frunze Military Academy
1949-03-XX 1949-10-XX Deputy Chairman of the Central Committee, Voluntary Society of Cooperation with Army, Air Force & Navy
1949-10-XX 1954-XX-XX Assistant Commander in Chief Belorussian Military District
1954-XX-XX Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Ilya Mukhin


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