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 Major-General Albert Monmouth Jones

Jones, Albert Monmouth


* 20th of July 1890

† 12th of May 1967

(Regular Army)

Flag for USA


1935-08-01 Lieutenant-Colonel
1940-10-16 Colonel (Army of the United States)
1940-11-01 Colonel
1941-12-18 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1942-03-12 Major-General (Army of the United States)


1940-10-31 1941-10-01 Commanding Officer 31st Infantry Regiment [Philippines]
1941-XX-XX 1942-XX-XX Commanding General 51st Philippine Division, Philippines
1941-12-24 1942-XX-XX Commanding General South Luzon Force [Philippines]
1942-XX-XX Commanding General I Philippine Corps [Philippines]
1942-XX-XX 1945-XX-XX Prisoner of War
1946-XX-XX Commanding Officer Camp Beale
1946-XX-XX 1949-XX-XX Head US Military Mission to the Philippines
1949-XX-XX 1952-XX-XX President of the Army Personnel Board
1952-XX-XX Director of the Review Board Council, Department of the Army
1952-XX-XX Retired
Picture source: From: "Organization Day : Twenty-Fifth Anniversary, Thirty-First US Infantry, 1941"


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