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 Major-General of Artillery Ivan Nikolaevich Zykov

Zykov, Ivan Nikolaevich

Major-General of Artillery

* 22nd of March 1903

† 9th of July 1972

(Иван Николаевич Зыков)

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1942-04-11 Lieutenant-Colonel
1943-02-07 Colonel
1944-11-18 Major-General of Artillery


1941-05-09 1942-05-22 Commanding Officer Artillery, 40th Rifle Division
1942-01-22 1942-05-27 Commanding Officer Artillery, 167th Rifle Division
1942-12-29 1943-06-01 Acting Deputy Commanding Officer Artillery, 38th Army
1943-06-01 1944-01-24 Commanding Officer Artillery, XXXV Guards Rifle Corps
1944-01-09 1945-10-12 Commanding Officer Artillery, 53rd Army
1945-10-12 1946-04-XX Commanding Officer Artillery, 45th Army
1946-04-XX 1946-12-10 Commanding Officer Artillery, 18th Army
1946-12-10 1948-03-08 Commandant of Sumsk Artillery School
1948-03-08 1948-10-02 Attending the Military Artillery Academy
1948-10-02 1951-05-09 At disposal of the Commander in Chief of Artillery
1951-05-09 1956-01-07 Commanding Officer Artillery, 5th Guards Mechanized Army
1956-01-07 1956-12-22 Senior Military Adviser on Artillery to the Hungarian People's Army
1956-12-22 1959-07-21 Commanding Officer Artillery, Northern Military District
1959-07-21 Retired
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Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.