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 23779 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 of Aviation Vladimir Illarionovich Shevchenko

Shevchenko, Vladimir Illarionovich

Major-General of Aviation

* 25th of June 1908

† 17th of January 1972

(Владимир Илларионович Шевченко)

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1940-06-04 Major-General of Aviation


1940-XX-XX Commanding Officer Commanding Officer 10th Rapid Bomber Brigade
1941-06-22 1942-02-10 Commanding Officer 16th Aviation Division
1942-05-18 1942-10-10 Commanding Officer 216th Fighter Aviation Division
1942-10-23 1944-05-12 Commanding Officer I Mixed Aviation Corps
1944-07-08 1945-05-09 Commanding Officer 182nd Assault Aviation Division
1946-XX-XX Arrested
Condemned to death but sentence was reduced to 10 years impresonment
1954-XX-XX Released
1969-XX-XX Rehabilitated
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Best Regards
Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.