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 Douglas Blackshaw Netherwood

Netherwood, Douglas Blackshaw


* 4th of February 1885

† 19th of August 1943


Flag for USA


1932-XX-XX 1934-XX-XX Air Officer, Philippine Department
1936-06-XX Assistant Director of the Air Corps Board
1939-02-05 1939-04-01 Commanding Officer Maxwell Field, Alabama
1940-02-XX Assistant Director of the Air Corps Board
1940-10-30 1941-08-04 Commanding Officer 19th Bombardment Wing [Panama]
1941-09-07 1941-10-25 Commanding Officer 13th Composite Wing
1941-XX-XX Commanding Officer Baer Field, Indiana
1943-09-19 Killed in an airplane crash
Picture source: Courtesy of Shawn M. Bohannon


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