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 27344 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 Marshal of France Alphonse-Pierre Juin

Juin, Alphonse-Pierre

Marshal of France

* 16th of December 1888

† 27th of January 1967

Flag for France


1932-03-24 Lieutenant-Colonel
1938-12-26 Brigadier-General
1941-02-20 Major-General
1941-11-20 Lieutenant-General
1942-12-25 General
1952-05-07 Marshal of France


1937-03-10 1939-09-02 Chief of Staff to General Nouès as Member of the Supreme War Council
1939-09-02 1939-12-01 Chief of Staff, North African Theatre
1939-12-01 1940-05-29 General Officer Commanding 15th Motorized Division
1940-05-29 1941-06-16 Prisoner of War
1941-09-13 1941-11-18 Assistant General Officer Commander in Chief Morocco
1941-11-18 1942-XX-XX General Officer Commander in Chief Morocco
1942-XX-XX 1943-06-03 Commander in Chief North Africa
1943-05-XX 1943-06-XX Resident-General of Tunisia
1943-05-18 1944-07-23 General Officer Commanding Corps Expéditionaire Francais [Italy]
1944-08-12 1947-05-14 Chief of National Defence Staff
1947-05-14 1951-08-20 Resident-General of Morocco
1948-12-XX 1954-XX-XX Member of the Supreme War Council
1951-01-XX 1953-08-18 Inspector-General of the Army
1951-04-02 1953-08-20 Commander in Chief Allied Land Forces Central Europe
1951-08-20 1953-08-18 Chief of Staff of the Combined Armed Forces
1951-XX-XX 1953-XX-XX President of Chief of Staffs' Committee
1953-08-20 1956-10-01 Commander in Chief Allied Forces Central Europe
1958-08-XX 1960-11-XX Member of the Supreme National Defence Council
Picture source: Courtesy by Frederic Dumait


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