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 24480 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 Brigadier Wilford William Whittle

Whittle, Wilford William


* 30th of August 1892

† 1964

Flag for Australia


1936-01-01 Lieutenant-Colonel
1939-11-02 Colonel


1932-01-18 1936-02-28 Staff Officer, Equipment, Army Headquarters
1936-03-19 1936-04-12 Attached to Artillery, Darwin
1936-04-13 1939-03-12 Commanding Officer 9th Heavy Artillery Battery
1936-04-13 1939-03-12 Comamnding Officer Coast Defences, Darwin
1939-03-13 1939-12-10 Commanding Officer 2nd Australian Heavy Artillery Brigade
1939-03-13 1939-12-10 Commanding Officer Coast Defences, 3rd Military District
1939-12-11 1940-04-28 Commanding Officer 3rd Australian Heavy Artillery Brigade
1939-12-11 1940-04-28 Commanding Officer Coast Defences, Western Command
1940-04-29 1940-10-31 Director of Ordnance Services, Army Headquarters
1940-11-01 1945-XX-XX Deputy Master-General of Ordnance, Army Headquarters
1948-XX-XX Retired
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Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.