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 Brigadier-General Theodore Earl Buechler

Buechler, Theodore Earl


* 26th of October 1893

† 6th of November 1980

Flag for USA


1940-08-30 Lieutenant-Colonel
Colonel (AUS)
1942-10-30 Brigadier-General (AUS)
1946-02-05 Termination of rank Brigadier-General (AUS)
1948-03-11 Colonel


1941-01-09 District Commander, Los Angeles District Civilian Conservation Corps
1941-02-06 Attached to War Department General Staff
1942-08-21 Attached to Headquarters Army Service Forces
1942-08-22 1942-10-06 Attached to Traning Division Artillery Cadre
1942-10-07 1943-10-15 Commanding Officer Artillery, 100th Division
1943-10-15 1945-01-08 Commanding General Artillery, XVIII Airborne Corps [North West Europe]
1945-01-09 1945-06-30 Artillery Officer, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force
1945-07-01 1945-08-14 Attached to Headquarters US Forces European Theater
1945-08-15 1945-11-20 Commanding Officer Artillery, 100th Division
1945-11-21 1946-04-17 Chief of Staff, VI Corps
1946-02-15 1946-04-09 Temporary duty in the US
1946-04-18 1947-06-17 Commanding Officer 14th Constabulary Regiment [Germany]
1947-06-18 1948-05-20 Commandant of the Constabulary School [Germany]
1948-06-10 Assistant Chief of Staff (G-3), 5th Army
Deputy Chief of Staff, 5th Army
Chief of Staff, 5th Army
1953-XX-XX Retired
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Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.