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 Major-General August Kasekamp

Kasekamp, August


* 21st of January 1889

† 3rd of October 1942

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1930-XX-XX 1933-XX-XX Commandant of the Military Academy
1933-XX-XX 1934-XX-XX Commanding Officer 7th Regiment
1934-XX-XX 1936-XX-XX Deputy Chief General Staff
1936-XX-XX 1939-XX-XX Chief of Military Training
1939-XX-XX 1940-XX-XX Deputy Chief General Staff
1940-08-XX Transferred to the Soviet Army
1940-08-XX 1941-07-30 Chief of Staff 180th Rifle Division
1941-07-30 1942-10-03 Arrested
1942-10-03 Died in Prison
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Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.