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 Georgii Ivanovich Churmaev

Churmaev, Georgii Ivanovich


* 9th of December 1895

† 31st of January 1968

(Георгий Иванович Чурмаев)

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1943-01-29 Major-General


1941-06-02 1942-02-28 Commanding Officer 21st Rifle Regiment
1942-03-12 1942-03-XX Deputy Commanding Officer 180th Rifle Division
1942-03-XX 1942-05-19 Deputy Commanding Officer 28th Guards Rifle Division
1942-05-19 1942-11-XX Attending the Military Academy of the General staff
1942-11-XX 1942-12-19 At disposal of the Commander in Chief Northwestern Front
1942-12-19 1950-06-XX Commanding Officer 28th Guards Rifle Division
1950-06-XX 1951-08-XX Attending the Military Academy of the General staff
1951-08-XX 1955-11-XX Head of the Military Department, Kuban Agricultural Institute
1955-11-XX Retired
Picture source:Чурмаев%2C_Георгий_Иванович.jpg


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