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 Major-General Frank Cadle Mahin

Mahin, Frank Cadle


* 27th of May 1887

† 24th of July 1942

Flag for USA


1934-XX-XX Acting Inspector-General Panama Canal Department
1937-01-21 1937-03-15 commanding Officer 3rd Infantry Regiment
1937-05-30 1937-10-02 commanding Officer 3rd Infantry Regiment
1940-09-02 1942-01-XX Commanding Officer 60th Regiment
1942-XX-XX Commanding General 33rd Division
1942-07-24 Killed in an airplane crash
Picture source: From "The Golden Cross, a history of the 33d Infantry Division in World War II", 1948


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