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 28264 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 Jerzy Seweryn Witold Ferek-Błeszyński

Ferek-Błeszyński, Jerzy Seweryn Witold


* 14th of April 1888

† 1946

Flag for Poland


1919-07-01 Lieutenant-Colonel
1924-08-15 Colonel
1939-01-01 Brigadier-General


Commanding Officer 1st Volunteer Brigade
Head of ? Section, III Department, Ministry of War
1926-XX-XX 1927-XX-XX Head of II Department, Ministry of War
1927-XX-XX 1928-XX-XX Head of Infantry Department, Ministry of War
1928-XX-XX 1936-XX-XX Military Attaché to Paris
1936-XX-XX 1939-XX-XX In reserve
1939-XX-XX Retired
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Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.