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 Major-General Pietro Maletti

Maletti, Pietro


* 24th of May 1880

† 10th of December 1940

Flag for Italy


1935-11-11 Brigadier-General
1937-12-19 Major-General


1937-XX-XX 1939-03-07 Attached to the Ministry of Italian East Africa
1939-03-07 1939-03-24 General Officer Commanding 28th Infantry Division "Vespri"
1939-03-24 1940-06-10 General Officer Commanding 28th Infantry Division "Aosta"
1940-06-10 1940-06-20 Attached to XII Corps
1940-06-20 Attached to XVI Corps
1940-XX-XX General Officer Commanding 3rd Libyan Division [North Africa]
1940-XX-XX General Officer Commanding Libyan Group [North Africa]
1940-XX-XX General Officer Commanding Group Maletti [North Africa]
1940-12-10 Killed in Action
Picture source: Courtesy of Franco Tarnassi


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