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 26724 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 Walter Campbell Baker

Baker, Walter Campbell


* 22nd of September 1877

† 20th of February 1957

Flag for USA


1927-XX-XX 1929-XX-XX Commandant of the Chemical Warfare School
1937-05-24 1941-04-30 Chief of the Chemical Corps, War Department
1941-XX-XX Retired
1941-XX-XX Recalled
1942-XX-XX 1944-XX-XX Member of the War Production Board
1944-XX-XX Retired
Picture source: From: 'The Chemical Warfare Service; organizing for war' by Leo P. Brophy & George J. B. Fisher, 1959


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