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 Marshal of Soviet Union Pavel Fedorovich Batitskii

Batitskii, Pavel Fedorovich

Marshal of Soviet Union

* 14th of June 1910

† 17th of February 1984

(Павел Федорович Батицкий)

Flag for Soviet Union


1941-12-27 Colonel
1943-09-25 Major-General
1949-05-11 Lieutenant-General
1953-08-03 Colonel-General
1961-05-05 Army General
1968-04-15 Marshal of Soviet Union


1941-09-XX 1941-11-XX Chief of Staff, 26th Rifle Division
1941-11-17 1943-07-17 Commanding Officer 254th Rifle Division
1943-07-20 1944-04-24 Commanding Officer LXXIII Rifle Corps
1944-04-25 1944-05-27 Commanding Officer L Rifle Corps
1944-05-27 1946-03-XX Commanding Officer CXXVIII Rifle Corps
1946-03-XX 1948-06-XX Attending the Military Academy of the General Staff
1948-06-XX 1948-09-XX Commanding Officer LXXIII Rifle Corps
1948-09-XX 1950-02-XX Chief of Staff, Moscow Air Defence Area
1950-02-XX 1950-09-XX Commanding Officer Air Defence Group, Shanghai Area [China]
1950-09-XX 1953-07-XX Chief of Staff, of the Air Force
1950-09-XX 1953-07-XX Deputy Commander in Chief of the Air Force
1953-07-XX 1954-05-XX First Deputy Commander in Chief Moscow Military District
1954-05-08 1954-08-27 Commanding Officer 7th Mechanized Army
1954-08-XX 1965-03-XX Commander in Chief Moscow Air Defence District
1965-03-18 1966-07-01 First Deputy Chief of the General Staff
1966-07-XX 1978-07-XX Deputy Minister of Defence
1966-07-XX 1978-07-XX Deputy Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces
1966-07-01 1978-07-28 Commander in Chief of Air Defence Forces
1978-07-XX 1984-02-17 Inspector-Counsellor, Group of Inspector-Generals, Ministry of Defence
Picture source: Courtesy of Boris Kharlamov


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