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 Lieutenant-General  Guan Linzheng

Guan Linzheng


* 7th of April 1905

† 1st of August 1980


(Kuan Lin-cheng)

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1935-04-13 Major-General
1936-10-05 Lieutenant-General


1933-XX-XX 1937-XX-XX Commanding Officer 25th Division, 1st Army
1933-03-11 Wounded
1937-XX-XX 1938-XX-XX Commanding Officer 52nd Army
1938-XX-XX Commanding Officer 32nd Army
1938-XX-XX 1939-XX-XX Acting Commander in Chief 15th Army Group
1939-XX-XX 1940-XX-XX Commander in Chief 15th Army Group
1940-XX-XX 1945-XX-XX Commander in Chief 9th Army Group
1945-XX-XX Deputy Commander in Chief 1st Area Army
1945-XX-XX Commanding Officer Yunnan Garrison Command
1946-XX-XX Chief of Education, Central Military Academy
1947-XX-XX Commandant of the Central Military Academy
1948-XX-XX Deputy Commander in Chief of Army
1949-XX-XX Designated Commander in Chief of Army, but never assumed the position
1949-XX-XX Leaves for Hong Kong
Picture source: Courtesy of Yu Zixu


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