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 23779 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 Arthur Gilbert Trudeau

Trudeau, Arthur Gilbert


* 5th of July 1902

† 5th of June 1991

Flag for USA


1941-12-24 Lieutenant-Colonel (Army of the United States)
1942-06-24 Colonel (Army of the United States)
1944-08-10 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1947-06-12 Lieutenant-Colonel
1948-06-10 Colonel


1941-07-10 1942-05-11 Instructor at the Command & General Staff School
1942-05-12 1943-04-04 Chief of Staff, Engineer Amphibian Command
1942-12-XX 1943-02-XX Commanding Officer 4th Engineer Special Brigade
1943-04-05 1945-06-06 Deputy Director of Military Training, Army Service Forces
1945-06-06 1945-07-07 Director of Military Training, Army Service Forces
1945-07-26 1945-10-15 Commanding General Base X, Manila [Philippines]
1945-10-16 1946-02-01 Member of the War Crimes Committee, Army Forces West Pacific
1946-02-01 1946-03-19 Commanding General Base X, Manila [Philippines]
1946-04-01 1946-05-31 Acting Director of Military Training, Army Service Forces
1946-06-01 1948-03-04 Chief of Manpoer Control Group, G-1 Division, War Department General Staff
1948-03-15 1950-04-10 Commanding Officer 1st US Constabulary Brigade [Germany]
1950-04-11 Deputy Commandant of Army War College
1953-XX-XX Commanding General 7th Division [Korea]
1953-11-16 1955-08-08 Assistant Chief of Staff (G-2) US Army
1955-XX-XX 1958-XX-XX Commanding General I Corps
1958-04-01 1962-06-30 Chief of Research & Depvelopment, Department of the Army
1962-XX-XX Retired
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Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.