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 26742 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 Vasil Tsankov Balarev

Balarev, Vasil Tsankov


* 13th of December 1893

† 28th of August 1965

(Васил Цанков Баларев)

Flag for Bulgaria


1934-08-26 Lieutenant-Colonel
1938-10-03 Colonel
1943-05-06 Major-General


1935-XX-XX 1941-XX-XX Head of Chancellery Section, Ministry of War
1941-XX-XX 1944-XX-XX Chief Chancellor, Ministry of War
1944-XX-XX Retired
1944-09-21 Arrested
1954-XX-XX Condemned to 5 years imprisonment by Bulgarian People's Court
Picture source: Courtesy of Dimitar Boykov


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