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 Brigadier-General Lewis Maiming Means

Means, Lewis Maiming


* 15th of July 1890

† 8th of June 1971

(National Guard)

Flag for USA


1937-04-12 Brigadier-General (Missouri National Guard)
1938-05-06 Brigadier-General (National Guard of the United States)
1940-12-23 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1942-08-24 Termination of rank Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1942-08-25 Colonel (Army of the United States)


1937-01-12 1941-12-11 Adjutant-General of Missouri
1938-02-09 1942-02-03 Commanding General 70th Infantry Brigade
Picture source: "Official Manual of the State of Missouri - The Blue Book", 1945-1946


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