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 James Hess Walker

Walker, James Hess


* 15th of November 1900

† 5th of May 1983

(Regular Army)

Flag for USA


1941-12-11 Lieutenant-Colonel (Army of the United States)
1943-02-01 Colonel (Army of the United States)
1943-03-18 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1943-07-02 Lieutenant-Colonel
1946-08-31 Brigadier-General (Retired)


1939-07-XX 1943-02-XX Attached to Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff (G-1), War Department General Staff
1943-03-XX 1943-12-XX Commanding Officer 5th Cavalry Brigade
1944-01-XX 1944-07-XX Commanding General Army ground & Service Forces Redistribustion Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
1944-07-XX 1945-10-XX Commanding General Army ground & Service Forces Redistribustion Center, Miami Beach, Florida
1945-10-XX 1946-04-XX Military Attaché to Mexico
1946-08-31 Retired
Picture source: From: "Assembly, December 1984" by United States Military Academy. Association of Graduates.


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