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 Brigadier-General Thomas Edward Lewis

Lewis, Thomas Edward


* 16th of October 1898

† 14th of June 1976

(Regular Army)

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1941-12-24 Lieutenant-Colonel (Army of the United States)
1942-06-24 Colonel (Army of the United States)
1943-06-27 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1945-06-14 Lieutenant-Colonel
1946-06-30 Termination of rank Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1948-03-11 Colonel


1940-08-06 1942-03-08 Attached to the Army War College
1942-04-XX 1943-XX-XX Artillery Officer, II Corps [North Africa]
1943-XX-XX Artillery Officer, 5th Army [Italy]
1945-05-XX Commanding Officer Artillery, 88th Infantry Division
1945-08-01 1947-12-05 Commanding Officer Vienna Area Command [Austria]
1945-08-01 1947-12-05 Military Governor of Vienna [Austria]
1948-02-01 Military Personnel Procurement Officer, 4th Army
Assistant Chief of Staff (G-1), 4th Army
1952-XX-XX 1953-XX-XX Commanding General Artillery, I Corps [Korea]
1953-XX-XX Retired
Picture source: From: "Assembly, June 1977" by United States Military Academy. Association of Graduates.


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