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 Oscar Nathaniel Solbert

Solbert, Oscar Nathaniel


* 22nd of January 1885

† 16th of April 1958

Flag for USA


1942-02-18 Colonel (Army of the United States)
1944-10-08 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1948-06-29 Brigadier-General (Retired)


1942-02-18 Called to Active Duty
1942-02-18 1943-01-01 Chief of Psychological Warfare, War Department
1942-02-18 1943-01-01 Chairman of Physchological Warfare Committee, Joint Chiefs of Staff
1943-01-01 1943-07-XX Military Attaché to Belgian, Czechoslovakian, Dutch, Greek, Norwegian, Polish & Yugoslavian Governments in Excile [United Kingdom]
1943-07-XX 1945-06-25 Chief of Special & Morale Services, US European Theater of Operations
1945-07-01 Retired
Picture source: From: "Assembly, January 1960" by United States Military Academy. Association of Graduates.


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