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 28114 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 Filipp Vasilevich Brailian

Brailian, Filipp Vasilevich


* 3rd of July 1901

† 30th of July 1973

(Филипп Васильевич Брайлян)

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1943-09-15 Major-General


1939-01-XX 1941-09-09 Commanding Officer 289th Rifle Regiment
1941-09-09 1942-04-28 Commanding Officer 349th Rifle Division
1942-04-28 1942-11-XX Hospitalised
1942-11-XX 1943-02-20 At disposal of the Main Personnel Directorate
1943-02-20 1944-05-28 Commanding Officer 34th Guards Rifle Division
1944-05-28 Hospitalised
1945-08-21 Head of Infantry Officers' Advanced Training Course, Kharkov Military District
1945-08-21 1946-03-XX Head of Infantry Officers' Advanced Training Course, Kiev Military District
1946-03-XX 1947-03-XX Attending the Military Academy of the General Staff
1947-03-XX 1947-10-XX Head of Carpathian Infantry Officers' Advanced Training Course
1947-10-XX 1956-12-XX Head of Infantry Officers' Advanced Training Course, Carpathian Military District
1956-12-XX 1957-09-XX Head of Lvov Joint Officers' Advanced Training Course
1957-09-XX Retired
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Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.