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 Major-General of Judiciary Boris Ivanovich Alekseev

Alekseev, Boris Ivanovich

Major-General of Judiciary

* 14th of May 1902

† 15th of July 1996

(Борис Иванович Алексеев)

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1940-06-19 Brigade-Lawyer
1943-03-11 Major-General of Judiciary


1939-XX-XX Military Prosecutor, XIV Rifle Corps
1939-12-XX 1940-XX-XX Military Prosecutor, Belorussian Front
1940-XX-XX Military Prosecutor, 15th Army
1940-XX-XX 1941-XX-XX Military Prosecutor, Arkhangelsk Military District
1942-06-XX Military Prosecutor, Voronezh Front
Military Prosecutor, Transcaucasian Front
Military Prosecutor, 2nd Ukrainian Front
Picture source: Courtesy of Ilya Mukhin


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