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 28114 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 Leo II Dalton

Dalton, James Leo II


* 20th of January 1910

† 16th of May 1945

Flag for USA


1942-11-25 Lieutenant-Colonel (Army of the United States)
1943-03-10 Colonel (Army of the United States)
1945-03-27 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)


1943-02-06 Executive Officer, 35th Infantry Regiment [Guadacanal]
1943-02-07 1945-03-20 Commanding Officer 161st Infantry Regiment [Solomons - Luzon]
1945-03-21 1945-05-16 Assistant Commanding General 25th Infantry Division [Philippines]
1945-05-16 Killed in Action
Picture source: From "The 25th Division and World War 2", 1946


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