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 Henry Black Clagett

Clagett, Henry Black


* 19th of December 1884

† 14th of November 1952


Flag for USA


1930-02-01 Lieutenant-Colonel
1935-08-01 Colonel
1936-02-29 Brigadier-General (Temporary)
1936-06-16 Reverted to Colonel
1940-10-01 Brigadier-General (AUS)
1942-03-06 Termination of rank Brigadier-General (AUS)
1948-XX-XX Brigadier-General (Retired)


1926-08-XX 1930-06-XX Air Officer, 9th Corps Area
1930-07-XX 1931-10-XX Commanding Officer Brooks Field, Texas
1931-10-20 1935-03-01 Commanding Officer Kelly Field, Texas
1934-06-XX 1935-03-01 Commanding Officer Air Corps Advanced Flying School
1935-03-01 1935-08-XX Chief of Buildings & Grounds Section, Office of the Chief of the Air Corps
1935-09-XX 1936-02-XX Attending the Army Industrial College
1936-03-01 1936-07-17 Commanding General 1st Wing
1936-03-01 1936-07-17 Commanding General March Field, California
1936-07-XX 1936-08-XX Air Officer, 9th Corps Area
1936-09-XX 1941-03-XX Commanding Officer Selfridge Field, Michigan
1941-04-XX 1941-10-07 Commanding General Philippine Department Air Force
1941-05-XX Member of the Air Corps' Mission to China
1941-08-XX 1941-10-XX Member of the Air Corps' Mission to Malaya & Netherland East Indies
1941-10-07 1941-11-11 Acting Commanding General Philippine Department Air Force
1941-11-16 1941-12-XX Commanding General 5th Interceptor Command (Provisional)
1941-12-24 1942-03-06 Acting Commanding General US Army Forces in Australia
1942-03-12 1943-04-13 Commanding Officer Sheppard Field, Texas
1943-05-XX 1943-07-XX Commanding Officer Air Corps Tactical School, St. Petersburg, Florida
1943-08-XX 1943-12-XX Commanding Officer Basic Traning Center Air Corps No. 4
1944-01-XX 1944-11-30 Attahed to Headquarters US Army Air Forces
1944-11-30 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Shawn M. Bohannon


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