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 Brigade-Commissar Anatolii Nikolaevich Gurkovskii

Gurkovskii, Anatolii Nikolaevich


* 20th of August 1899

† 9th of September 1972

(Анатолий Николаевич Гурковский)

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1936-01-02 Brigade-Commissar
1943-XX-XX Colonel


1932-XX-XX 1936-XX-XX Military Commissar of Gorkii Tank School
1937-09-25 1940-02-02 Arrested
1940-02-02 Released
1941-04-XX 1942-06-06 Deputy Commandant for Political Affairs of the 2nd Ordzhonikidzevsk Infantry School
1942-06-06 1942-09-XX Military Commissar 3178 Evacuation Hospital
1942-09-XX 1943-11-XX Deputy Head for Political Affairs of 367 Hospital
1943-11-XX 1944-XX-XX Head of Military Provision Transcaucasian Front
1944-XX-XX 1946-XX-XX Attached to the Main Military Provision Directorate
1946-XX-XX Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Ilya Mukhin


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