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 28115 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 Brigadier-General Paolo Sbernadori

Sbernadori, Paolo


* 5th of June 1894

(Regia Aeronautica)

Flag for Italy


1937-XX-XX Colonel
1942-09-05 Brigadier-General


1934-XX-XX Air Attaché to USA
1936-07-XX 1936-12-XX Commanding Officer 5th Wing
1941-07-XX Chief of Staff, Aegean Islands Air Command
Deputy Commanding Officer Aegean Islands Air Command
Inspector of Telecommunications
Picture source: From 'Ordine Militare d'Italia 1911-1964' by Ufficio Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare, 1969


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