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 Lieutenant-General Aleksei Dmitrievich Tereshkov

Tereshkov, Aleksei Dmitrievich


* 18th of February 1893

† 18th of March 1960

(Алексей Дмитриевич Терешков)

Flag for Soviet Union


1940-06-04 Major-General
1945-04-20 Lieutenant-General


1937-07-XX 1938-XX-XX Commanding Officer 4th Rifle Regiment
1938-XX-XX 1939-XX-XX Military Adviser to the Spanish Republican Army
1939-04-XX 1941-06-XX Assistant Commanding Officer XVIII Rifle Corps
1941-06-XX 1941-08-06 Commanding Officer 27th Reserve Rifle Brigade
1941-08-06 1943-05-23 Commanding Officer 413th Rifle Division
1943-05-23 1945-08-XX Commanding Officer XXXVIII Rifle Corps
1945-08-XX 1945-11-XX At disposal of the Commander in Chief Far East
1945-11-XX 1947-01-11 Commanding Officer CXIII Rifle Corps
1947-01-11 1950-05-XX Commanding Officer V Guards Rifle Corps
1950-05-XX 1953-06-06 Assistant Commander in Chief Gorky Military District
1953-06-06 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Ilya Mukhin


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