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 28230 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 Arkhip Ivanovich Tolstov

Tolstov, Arkhip Ivanovich


* 5th of December 1900

† 26th of May 1955

(Архип Иванович Толстов)

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1944-06-03 Major-General


1939-09-XX 1940-07-XX Chief of Staff, 72nd Rifle Division
1940-07-XX 1941-09-17 Attached to Special Assignment Section, Intelligence Directorate, General Staff
1940-07-XX 1941-09-17 On mission in China
1941-09-17 1942-03-01 Commanding Officer 381st Rifle Division
1942-03-01 1942-08-XX At disposal od the Military Council, Kalinin Front
1942-08-XX 1942-09-26 Chief of Staff, 1st Reserve Army
1942-09-26 1942-11-23 Commanding Officer 346th Rifle Division
1942-12-XX 1943-03-24 Deputy Chief of Staff for Auxiliary Control Points, 6th Army
1943-03-24 1944-08-31 Commanding Officer 267th Rifle Division
1944-10-XX 1952-02-XX Senior Instructor at Frunze Military Academy
1952-02-XX Retired
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Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.