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 Władysław Langner

Langner, Władysław


* 18th of June 1896

† 28th of September 1972

Flag for Poland


1920-06-XX Lieutenant-Colonel
1924-08-15 Colonel
1933-01-01 Brigadier-General
1964-11-11 Major-General


1920-06-XX 1923-05-XX Commanding Officer Bytomskiego Regiment
1923-05-XX 1927-04-XX Commanding Officer 40th Regiment
1927-04-XX 1928-09-XX Commanding Officer Infantry 12th Division
1928-09-XX 1931-08-XX Head of Main Administration Bureau, Ministry of War
1931-08-XX 1934-08-XX Vice-Minister of War
1931-08-XX 1934-08-XX Head of Army Administration
1934-09-03 1938-02-18 General Officer Commanding IV Corps Area
1938-02-14 1939-09-XX General Officer Commanding VI Corps Area
1939-XX-XX Commanding Officer Detachment Hungary
1940-10-XX 1941-08-XX Commanding Officer 3rd Brigade, England
1941-08-XX 1943-08-XX Commanding Officer Training Brigade
1943-08-XX 1945-11-XX Inspector of Military Training of Polish Units in Great Britain
1945-11-XX Retired
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Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.