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 28114 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 Engineers Aleksandr Aandreevich Spasskov

Spasskov, Aleksandr Aandreevich

Major-General of Engineers

* 22nd of May 1908

† November 1967

(Александр Андреевич Спассков)

Flag for Soviet Union


1943-11-23 Major-General of Engineers


1939-11-XX Military Commissar, Engineering Directorate
1944-XX-XX 1945-XX-XX Deputy Commander in Chief for Political Affairs, Engineers
1960-XX-XX Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Ilya Mukhin


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