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 28114 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 Claude Mitchell Adams

Adams, Claude Mitchell


* 2nd of October 1895

† 26th of March 1958

(Regular Army)

Flag for USA


1940-08-13 Lieutenant-Colonel
1941-12-24 Colonel (Army of the United States)
1943-04-09 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1944-07-31 Brigadier-General (Retired)


1940-XX-XX 1941-XX-XX Aide to General George C. Marshall
1941-XX-XX 1942-XX-XX Professor of Military Science & Tactics, Staunton Military Academy
1942-XX-XX Professor of Military Science & Tactics, Augusta Military Academy
1942-XX-XX 1944-XX-XX Military Attaché to Brazil
1944-07-31 Retired, but remained employed
1944-09-15 Retired
Picture source: From 'Shrapnel', 1942


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