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 24480 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 Achille D'Havet

D'Havet, Achille


* 24th of March 1888

† 21st of April 1966

Flag for Italy


1932-11-28 Colonel
1939-09-09 Brigadier-General
1942-01-01 Major-General
1947-07-01 Lieutenant-General


1927-07-17 1931-03-16 Chief of Staff, Division "Ravenna"
1931-03-16 1932-11-28 Chief of Staff Division "Bari"
1932-11-28 1936-09-16 Commanding Officer 152nd Infantry Regiment "Sassari"
1939-09-09 1940-06-10 General Officer Commanding 4th Alpine Division "Cuneense"
1940-06-10 1940-11-15 At dispotion of the Army General Staff
1940-11-15 1941-02-XX General Officer Commanding 47th Infantry Division "Bari" [Albania]
1941-11-15 1943-07-12 General Officer Commanding 206th Coastal Division
1943-07-12 1944-12-26 Prisoner of War
1944-12-26 Released
1945-03-01 Retired
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Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.