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 Lieutenant-General David Myron Schlatter

Schlatter, David Myron


* 21st of November 1901

† 1st of January 1974


Flag for USA


1941-11-15 Lieutenant-Colonel (AUS) (Air Corps)
1941-12-24 Lieutenant-Colonel (AUS)
1942-03-01 Colonel (AUS) (Air Corps)
1943-01-15 Colonel (AUS)
1943-09-25 Brigadier-General (AUS)
1945-01-25 Major-General (AUS)
1946-06-12 Lieutenant-Colonel
1950-01-27 Major-General (USAF)


1941-04-26 1942-01-24 Executive Officer, West Coast Air Corps Training Center, Moffett Field, California
1942-02-24 1943-01-19 Director of Air Support, Office of the Director of Military Requirements, Headquarters US Army Air Forces
1943-01-31 1943-10-06 Deputy Chief of Staff, Flying Training Command
1943-06-XX 1943-10-XX Attending the Army-Navy Staff College
1943-10-07 1943-12-XX Acting Chief of Staff, Flying Training Command
1944-01-03 1944-08-07 Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, 9th Air Force [United Kingdom]
1944-08-08 1944-10-15 Chief of Operations, Allied Expeditionary Air Force [United Kingdom - France]
1944-10-16 1945-07-15 Deputy Chief of the Air Staff, Air Staff, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces
1944-10-16 1945-07-15 Commanding General US Component, Air Staff, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces
1945-07-01 1945-10-01 Deputy Commanding General US Air Forces in Europe
1945-12-01 1946-01-31 Acting Commandant of the US Army Air Forces School
1946-02-01 1948-06-30 Deputy Commanding General for Education, Air University
1948-07-04 1950-01-31 Deputy Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters US Air Force
1950-02-01 1950-02-16 Commanding General Research & Development Command
1950-02-16 1951-06-24 Commanding General Air Research & Development Command
1951-07-14 1954-06-XX Commanding General Allied Air Forces in Southern Europe
1954-07-01 1957-07-31 Commandant of the Armed Forces Staff College
1957-07-31 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Shawn M. Bohannon


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