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 22621 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 Clarence Lionel Adcock

Adcock, Clarence Lionel


* 23rd of October 1895

† 9th of January 1967

Flag for USA


1941-06-12 Lieutenant-Colonel (AUS)
1942-02-01 Colonel (AUS)
1942-07-04 Lieutenant-Colonel
1943-03-18 Brigadier-General (AUS)
1945-09-26 Major-General (AUS)
1947-01-30 Termination of rank Major-General (AUS)
1947-01-31 Colonel
1948-08-16 Major-General (Retired)


1939-09-XX 1942-06-XX Executive Officer, Office of the Chief of Engineers
1942-06-XX 1943-01-XX Deputy Chief of Staff (G-4), I Corps [United Kingdom - North Africa]
1943-01-XX 1943-03-XX Deputy Chief of Staff (G-4), 5th Army [North Africa]
1943-03-XX 1944-08-XX Deputy Chief of Staff (G-4), Allied Force Headquarters [North Africa]
1944-08-XX 1945-06-XX Deputy Chief of Staff (G-4), 6th Army Group [France - Germany]
1945-06-XX 1945-07-XX Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff (G-5) Supreme Headquarter Allied Expeditionary Forces
1945-07-XX 1946-03-31 Assistant Chief of Staff (G-5), US Forces European Theater of Operations
1945-07-XX 1946-03-31 Director of Military Government, US Zone of Germany
1946-04-01 1946-10-06 Assistant to Deputy US Military Governor of Berlin
1946-04-01 1946-10-06 Deputy Commanding General, Office of Military Government United States, Germany
1947-01-31 Retired
1948-06-15 Recalled
1948-06-15 1949-08-XX Chairman of Bipartite Control Office [Germany]
1949-08-XX Retired
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Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.