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 26724 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 General 1st Rank  Huang Zhenqiu

Huang Zhenqiu

General 1st Rank

* 28th of May 1898

† 5th of July 1979

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1936-01-29 Major-General
1936-10-05 Lieutenant-General
1951-05-24 General 2nd Rank
1962-01-16 General 1st Rank


1927-XX-XX Commanding Officer 3rd Division
1928-XX-XX Commanding Officer 26th Division
1933-XX-XX Attending the German Military Academy
1934-XX-XX Commandant, School of Anti-Aircraft Defences
1937-XX-XX Deputy Commander in Chief Anti-Aircraft Defence Command
1939-XX-XX Inspector of Anti-Aircraft Defences
1941-XX-XX Chief Inspector of Anti-Aircraft Defences
1945-XX-XX Inspector-General of Anti-Aircraft Defences, National Commission on Aeronautical Affairs
1945-XX-XX 1946-XX-XX Commander in Chief of Service of Supply
1954-XX-XX Deputy Minister of Defence
1955-XX-XX Presidential General Staff
1957-XX-XX Commanding Officer Taipei Garrison Command
1957-XX-XX Deputy Chairman of Presidential Military Strategic Advisory Board
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Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.