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 Asen Ivkov Krstev

Krstev, Asen Ivkov


* 21st of September 1893

(Асен Ивков Крьстев)

Flag for Bulgaria


1932-09-03 Lieutenant-Colonel
1936-10-03 Colonel
1941-10-03 Major-General


1933-XX-XX 1934-XX-XX Adjutant 2nd Division
1934-XX-XX Inspector of the Military School
1934-XX-XX 1936-XX-XX Military Attaché to Moscow
1936-XX-XX 1944-XX-XX Deputy Commanding Officer 6th Division
1944-09-14 1945-01-21 General Officer Commanding 3rd Army
1945-XX-XX Liaison Officer to 3rd Ukrainian Front
1945-XX-XX General Officer Commanding 4th Army
1945-XX-XX Head of Auxiliary Troops
1947-XX-XX Head of Rear Service
Picture source: Courtesy of Dimitar Boykov


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