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 28115 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 Sir Norman William McDonald Weir

Weir, Sir Norman William McDonald


* 6th of July 1893

† 24th of September 1961

Flag for New Zealand


1939-XX-XX 1940-XX-XX District Officer Commanding Northern Military District
1940-XX-XX 1941-XX-XX District Officer Commanding Central Military District
1943-08-06 1944-11-22 Chief Administration Officer 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force
1944-XX-XX General Officer Commanding 4th New Zealand Infantry Division
1944-XX-XX Quartermaster-General
1946-XX-XX 1949-XX-XX Chief General Staff
1949-XX-XX Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Anonymous


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