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 Nikolai Nikanorovich Belov

Belov, Nikolai Nikanorovich


* 3rd of December 1896

† 9th of August 1941

(Николай Никанорович Белов)

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1939-11-04 Kombrig
1940-06-04 Major-General


1931-11-17 1937-01-XX Commanding Officer 15th Cavalry Regiment
1937-01-XX 1937-11-XX Commanding Officer 5th Motorised Regiment
1937-11-XX 1938-05-XX Chief of Military Economics Section, I Cavalry Corps
1938-05-XX 1939-08-14 Assistant Commanding Officer 9th Cavalry Division
1939-08-14 1941-01-XX Commanding Officer 9th Cavalry Division [Poland - Bessarabia]
1941-01-XX 1941-03-11 Commanding Officer 25th Rifle Division
1941-03-11 1941-08-06 Commanding Officer 15th Motorised Rifle Division
1941-08-06 1941-08-09 Commanding Officer 15th Rifle Division
1941-08-09 Killed in Action
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Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.