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 Nikolai Stepanovich Ugriumov

Ugriumov, Nikolai Stepanovich


* 18th of August 1902

† 2nd of February 1982

(Николай Степанович Угрюмов)

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1945-07-11 Major-General


1939-02-XX 1940-02-03 Commanding Officer 252nd Rifle Regiment
1940-02-03 1940-03-28 Commanding Officer 68th Rifle Regiment
1940-03-28 1940-10-15 Attending the Senior Officers' Course 'Vystrel'
1940-10-15 1941-07-04 Commanding Officer 10th Motorized Brigade
1941-07-04 1941-07-15 Commanding Officer 2nd Leningrad People's Militia Division
1941-09-09 1942-01-10 Commanding Officer 204th Rifle Regiment
1941-09-26 1941-09-30 Acting Commanding Officer 8th Rifle Division
1941-09-30 1941-10-06 Commanding Officer 48th Rifle Division
1941-10-25 1942-02-14 Commanding Officer 85th Rifle Division
1942-02-15 1942-03-28 Commanding Officer 1st Mountain Rifle Brigade
1942-03-28 1942-05-02 Wounded and hospitalized
1942-05-02 1942-11-XX Attending the Military Academy of the General Staff
1942-11-XX 1943-01-17 At disposal of the Military Council, Leningrad Front
1943-01-17 1943-04-22 Commanding Officer 102nd Separate Rifle Brigade
1943-04-22 1943-07-24 Commanding Officer 123rd Separate Rifle Brigade
1943-07-24 1943-08-18 Commanding Officer 13th Guards Mechanized Brigade
1943-08-18 1943-08-19 Commanding Officer 346th Rifle Division
1943-09-17 1944-04-14 Commanding Officer 33rd Guards Rifle Division
1944-04-14 1944-08-XX Wounded and hospitalized
1944-08-XX 1944-09-27 Deputy Commanding Officer XVII Guards Rifle Corps
1944-09-27 1945-08-XX Commanding Officer 8th Rifle Division
1945-08-XX 1945-10-XX At disposal of the Main Personnel Directorate
1945-10-XX 1946-01-XX Deputy Commanding Officer CII Rifle Corps
1946-01-XX 1946-06-XX Commanding Officer 121st Guards Rifle Division
1946-06-XX 1946-09-XX At disposal of the Military Council, Carpathian Military District
1946-09-XX 1948-12-XX Commanding Officer 318th Rifle Division
1946-12-XX 1950-02-XX Attending Frunze Military Academy
1950-02-XX 1952-05-XX Commanding Officer 10th Separate Guards Rifle Brigade
1952-05-XX 1956-12-XX Commanding Officer 77th Guards Rifle Division
1957-12-XX 1961-06-XX Head of the Military Department, Gorki Agricultural Institute
1961-06-XX Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Ilya Mukhin


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