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 Ferdinando Cona

Cona, Ferdinando


* 25th of April 1882

Flag for Italy


1932-11-18 Brigadier-General
1936-04-15 Major-General
1939-01-22 Lieutenant-General


1931-XX-XX 1933-XX-XX Director of Senior Officer Application Course, War School
1933-XX-XX Commanding Officer 19th Infantry Brigade
Commanding Officer 21st Brigade "Granatieri di Sardegna"
1935-XX-XX 1936-XX-XX Deputy Chief of Staff, Italian East Africa General Headquarters
1939-XX-XX General Officer Commanding 7th Infantry Division "Leonessa"
1940-XX-XX General Officer Commanding XV Corps
1940-XX-XX 1941-XX-XX General Officer Commanding XX Corps [North Africa]
1941-02-07 Prisoner of War
Picture source: Courtesy of Valdis Kursietis


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