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 Komkor Nikolai Vladimirovich Kuibshev

Kuibshev, Nikolai Vladimirovich


* 13th of December 1893

† 1st of August 1938

(Николай Владимирович Куйбышев)

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1936-02-15 Komkor


1919-09-08 1920-01-11 Commanding Officer 3rd Rifle Brigade
1920-01-11 1921-06-18 Commanding Officer 9th Rifle Division
1921-04-18 1921-11-XX Commanding Officer II Rifle Corps
1921-11-XX 1922-03-XX Attending the Military Academy of the General Staff
1922-03-XX 1923-05-XX Commandant of Kronstadt
1923-05-XX 1924-11-XX Head of Senior Officers' Course 'Vystrel'
1924-11-XX 1925-11-XX Assistant Commander in Chief Turkestand Front
1925-11-XX 1926-07-XX Military Adviser to China
1926-07-XX 1926-12-XX Commanding Officer III Rifle Corps
1926-07-XX 1926-12-XX Military Commissar, III Rifle Corps
1926-12-XX 1928-01-XX Head of Command Directorate, Main Army Directorate
1928-01-XX 1928-11-XX Assistant Commander in Chief Moscow Military District
1928-11-XX 1929-11-XX Commander in Chief Siberian Military District
1929-11-XX 1930-10-XX Head of Main Army Directorate
1930-10-XX 1934-02-XX Secretary of Administrative Meetings, Council of Labour & Defence
1934-02-XX 1935-03-XX Member of the Party Control Commission, Central Committee, Communist Party
1935-04-XX 1937-06-XX Member of the Bureau of Party Control Commission, Central Committee, Communist Party
1937-06-XX 1938-01-29 Commander in Chief Transcaucasian Military District
1938-01-29 1938-08-01 Arrested
1938-08-01 Condemned to death
1938-08-01 Executed
1956-05-19 Rehabilitated
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Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.