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 Brigadier-General John Huston Church

Church, John Huston


* 28th of June 1892

† 4th of November 1953

Flag for USA


1943-XX-XX Chief of Staff 45th Division
1943-XX-XX 1944-XX-XX Commanding Officer 157th Regiment
1944-XX-XX Assistant Commanding General 45th Division
1946-XX-XX Assistant Commanding General 84th Division
1950-XX-XX Commanding General 24th Division
1951-XX-XX 1952-XX-XX Commandant Infantry Center Fort Benning
1952-XX-XX Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Paul Godley


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