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 General Charles-Léon-Clément Huntziger

Huntziger, Charles-Léon-Clément


* 25th of June 1880

† 12th of November 1941

Flag for France


1922-03-XX Colonel
1928-12-07 Brigadier-General
1933-03-20 Major-General
1935-03-13 Lieutenant-General
1938-05-17 General


1924-XX-XX Commanding Officer 16th Colonial Infantry Regiment [China]
1928-02-25 1930-09-09 Chief of Staff to Inspector-General Colonial Troops
1930-09-09 1934-03-17 Head of the French Military Mission to Brazil
1934-03-17 1938-07-19 Commander in Chief Levant
1938-05-17 1939-09-02 Member of the Supreme War Council
1939-09-02 1940-06-05 General Officer Commanding 2nd Army
1940-06-05 1940-06-25 General Officer Commanding 4th Army Group
1940-06-25 1940-09-06 Head of French Armistice Commission to Wiesbaden
1940-09-06 1941-08-11 State-Secretary of War, Vichy
1941-08-11 1941-11-12 Commander in Chief of the Land Forces, Vichy
1941-08-11 1941-11-12 Minister of War, Vichy
1941-11-12 Killed in an air crash
Picture source: Courtesy by Frederic Dumait


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