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 28264 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 Leland Stanford Hobbs

Hobbs, Leland Stanford


* 24th of February 1892

† 6th of March 1966

(Regular Army)

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1936-06-26 Lieutenant-Colonel
1941-06-26 Colonel (Army of the United States)
1942-05-23 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1942-09-11 Major-General (Army of the United States)
1943-10-01 Colonel


1935-XX-XX 1938-XX-XX Assistant Chief of Staff (G-4), 4th Corps Area
1938-10-02 1939-05-31 Chief of Staff, 3rd Army
1940-06-XX 1940-10-XX Executive Officer, 3rd Infantry Regiment
1940-10-XX 1941-05-XX Commanding Officer 3rd Infantry Regiment
1941-05-XX 1942-05-XX Chief of Staff, Trinidad Base Command
1942-06-XX 1942-09-XX Assistant Commanding General 80th Infantry Division
1942-09-09 1945-08-XX Commanding General 30th Infantry Division [Northwestern Europe]
1945-08-XX 1946-05-XX Commanding General Fort Dix, New Jersey
1946-05-XX 1946-10-10 Commanding General III Corps
1946-10-XX 1947-09-XX Commanding General 2nd Armored Division
1946-10-XX 1947-08-XX Commanding General Camp Hood, Texas
1947-09-XX 1949-02-XX Deputy Commanding General 3rd Army
1949-03-05 1950-XX-XX Commanding General IX Corps [Japan]
1951-XX-XX 1953-XX-XX Deputy Commanding General 1st Army
1953-XX-XX Retired
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Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.