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 Lucas Victor Jr. Beau

Beau, Lucas Victor Jr.


* 3rd of August 1895

† 22nd of October 1986


Flag for USA


1941-03-15 Lieutenant-Colonel (Army of the United States)
1942-01-05 Colonel (Army of the United States)
1942-05-31 Lieutenant-Colonel
1943-04-27 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1947-10-22 Major-General (AFUS)
1948-04-02 Colonel (USAF)
1952-07-21 Brigadier-General (USAF)


1940-07-XX 1941-07-XX Chief of Officers' Section, Personnel Division, Office of the Chief of the Air Corps
1941-07-XX 1942-02-XX Chief of Personnel Division, Office of the Chief of the Air Corps
1942-02-XX 1943-11-XX Commanding Officer San Berardino Air Depot
1943-11-XX 1945-03-XX Chief of Staff, Air Service Command
1945-03-XX 1945-09-XX Commanding General Mediterranean Air Transport Service
1947-10-01 1955-08-31 Commanding General Civil Air Patrol
1955-08-31 Retired, but remained employed
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Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.