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 27344 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 Giovanni Battista Oxilia

Oxilia, Giovanni Battista


* 18th of November 1887

† 21st of August 1953

Flag for Italy


1942-01-31 Major-General


1935-XX-XX Chief of Staff, Italian Contigent Saar Force
Commanding Officer 6th Artillery Regiment
General Officer Commanding Artillery, Albania General Headquarters
Chief of Staff, 8th Army
Commanding Officer Artillery, 4th Army
1942-XX-XX General Officer Commanding 27th Infantry Division "Brescia"
1943-XX-XX At disposal of the Ministry of War
1943-06-10 General Officer Commanding 19th Infantry Division "Venezia" [Albabia - Yugoslavia]
1943-XX-XX 1944-XX-XX General Officer Commanding Division "Garibaldi" [Yugoslavia]
1944-XX-XX 1945-XX-XX Deputy Chief of the Army General Staff
1944-XX-XX 1945-XX-XX Deputy Secretary of State for War
1945-03-13 1947-06-15 General Officer Commanding Customs Guard
1947-XX-XX Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Valdis Kursietis


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