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 Major-General Robinson Earl Duff

Duff, Robinson Earl


* 18th of January 1895

† 27th of September 1979

(Regular Army)

Flag for USA


1940-08-18 Lieutenant-Colonel
1941-12-24 Colonel (Army of the United States)
1944-11-08 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)


1944-XX-XX 1945-XX-XX Assistant Commanding General 10th Mountain Division [Italy]
1947-04-01 1948-04-01 Commandant of Headquarters, US European Command
Commanding General Frankfurt Military Post [Germany]
1951-08-01 1952-12-18 Chief of the Army Security Agency
1953-XX-XX Retired
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Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.