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 Komkor Stepan Nikolaevich Bogomiagkov

Bogomiagkov, Stepan Nikolaevich


* 7th of December 1890

† 15th of September 1966

(Степан Николаевич Богомягков)

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1935-11-20 Komkor


1925-05-XX 1929-06-XX Commanding Officer X Rifle Corps
1929-06-XX 1930-11-XX Head of 5th Directorate, General Staff
1930-11-XX 1931-02-XX Commanding Officer VIII Rifle Corps
1931-02-XX 1931-03-XX Head of Command Department, Air Force Academy
1931-03-XX 1931-04-XX Chief of the Tactical Loop, Air Force Academy
1931-04-XX 1932-08-XX Arrested
1932-08-XX Released
1932-08-XX 1933-02-XX Head of 3rd Directorate, Air Force Directorate
1933-02-XX 1934-07-XX Head of Combat Training Directorate, Air Force Directorate
1934-07-XX 1935-01-XX Assistant Inspector of Higher Military Schools
1935-01-XX 1936-03-XX Deputy Chief of 2nd Section, General Staff
1936-03-XX 1937-10-XX Chief of Staff, Special Red Banner Far Eastern Army
1938-02-16 1941-07-11 Arrested
1941-07-11 Condemned to 10 years imprisonment
1949-XX-XX Released
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Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.