Military history

Who's Who in World War II

Who's Who in World War II

World War II was a truly global conflict, fought in every one of the five continents. The players included not only soldiers and statesmen of orthodox background, but three dictators of world stature, Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin; demagogues such as Goebbels and ideologues like Alfred Rosenberg; politicians of charismatic power, like Roosevelt; prophets of national resistance, like Charles de Gaulle and of national liberation like Mahatma Gandhi. Who's Who in World War II brings together over 300 of the most important characters from every sphere of responsibility, and provides a reference source about the life, career, and personality of each character.

Introduction

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Adachi, Lieutenant General Hatazo, 1890-1947

Ainsworth, Rear Admiral Walden, 1886-1960

Alexander, Field Marshal Sir Harold, 1891-1969

Ambrosio, General Vittorio, 1879-1950

Amery, Leopold, 1873-1955

Anami, General Korechika, 1887-1945

Anders, Lieutenant General Wladyslaw, 1892-1970

Anderson, General Sir Kenneth, 1891-1959

Anderson, Sir John, 1882-1958

Antonescu, Marshal Ion, 1882-1946

Antonov, General Alexei I, 1896-1962

Aosta, Duke Amadeo of, 1898-1942

Appleyard, Major Geoffrey, 1916-1943

Arnim, Colonel General Jurgen von, 1889-1971

Arnold, General Henry ‘Hap’, 1886-1950

Attlee, Prime Minister Clement, 1883-1967

Auchinleck, Field Marshal Sir Claude, 1884-1981

Aung San, General U, 1915-1947

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Bader, Group Captain Sir Douglas, 1910-1983

Badoglio, Field Marshal Pietro, 1871-1956

Bagramyan, Marshal Ivan, 1897-

Balbo, Italo, 1896-1940

Balck, Lieutenant General Hermann, 1893-1950

Ba Maw, Dr U, 1893-

Bao Dai, Emperor of Assam, 1913-

Baruch, Bernard, 1870-1965

Bastico, General Ettore, 1876-1976

Bayerlein, General Fritz, 1899-1970

Bazna, Elyesa ‘Cicero’, d. 1970

Beaverbrook, Lord Maxwell Aitken, 1879-1964

Beck, General Ludwig, 1880-1944

Bedell Smith, General Walter, 1895-1961

Bell, Bishop George, 1883-1958

Benes, President Edouard, 1884-1948

Ben-Gurion, David, 1886-1974

Bennett, Air Vice-Marshal Donald, 1910-1986

Bennett, Major General Henry Gordon, 1887-1962

Beria, Lavrenty, 1899-1954

Bernadotte, Count Folke, 1895-1948

Bernhard, Prince of the Netherlands, 1911-

Berzarin, Colonel General Nikolai, 1904-1945

Beurling, Flight Lieutenant George, 1922-1948

Beveridge, Sir William, 1879-1963

Bevin, Ernest, 1881-1951

Biddle, Francis, 1886-1968

Billotte, General Gaston Herve Gustave, 1875-1940

Blakeslee, Colonel Donald, 1915-

Blamey, General Sir Thomas, 1884-1951

Blaskowitz, Colonel General Johannes von, 1883-1948

Bleicher, Sergeant Hugo ‘Colonel Henri,’ 1899-

Blomberg, Field Marshal Werner von, 1878-1943

Blum, Leon, 1872-1950

Blumentritt, General Gunther, 1892-1967

Bock, Field Marshal Fedor von, 1885-1945

Boisson, General Pierre, 1894-1948

Bong, Major Richard, 1920-1945

Bonhoffer, Dietrich, 1906-1945

Borghese, Lieutenant Commander Prince Valerio, 1912-1974

Boris III, King of Bulgaria, 1894-1943

Bor-Komorowski, General Tadeusz, 1895-1966

Bormann, Martin, 1900-1945?

Bose, Subhas Chandra, 1897-1945

Bracken, Brendan, 1901-1958

Bradley, General Omar, 1893-1981

Brauchitsch, Field Marshal Walter von, 1881-1948

Braun, Eva, 1912-1945

Braun, Wernher von, 1912-1977

Brereton, Major General Lewis Hyde, 1890-1967

Brooke, Field Marshal Sir Alan, 1883-1963

Brooke-Popham, Air Chief Marshal Sir Robert, 1878-1953

Brossolette, Pierre, 1903-1944

Browning, Lieutenant General Frederick ‘Boy,’ 1896-1966

Bruce, Stanley, 1883-1967

Buckmaster, Colonel Maurice, 1902-1992

Buckner, General Simon Bolivar, 1886-1945

Budenny, Marshal Semyon, 1883-1973

Bulganin, Political Marshal Nikolay, 1895-1975

Burke, Captain Arleigh, 1901-

Busch, Field Marshal Ernest, 1885-1945

Bush, Vannevar, 1890-1974

Byrnes, James, 1879-1972

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Callaghan, Rear Admiral Daniel, 1892-1942

Campbell, Major General John ‘Jock,’ 1894-1942

Canaris, Admiral Wilhelm, 1888-1945

Carlson, Brigadier Evans Fordyce, 1896-1947

Carol II, King of Rumania, 1893-1957

Carre, Mathilde ‘The Cat,’ 1910-

Carton de Wiart, General Sir Adrian, 1880-1963

Casey, Richard, 1890-1976

Catroux, General Georges, 1877-1969

Cavallero, Marshal Ugo, 1880-1943

Chamberlain, Prime Minister Neville, 1869-1940

Chennault, Major General Claire Lee, 1890-1958

Chernyakhovsky, General Ivan, 1906-1945

Cherwell, Lord, 1886-1957

Cheshire, Group Captain Leonard, 1917-1992

Chiang Kai-shek, Generalissimo, 1887-1975

Chiang Kai-shek, Mme, 1898-

Chifley, Joseph Ben, 1885-1951

Chou En-Lai, 1898-1976

Chuikov, General Vasili, 1900-1982

Churchill, Peter ‘Michel,’ 1909-1972

Chu Teh, General, 1886-1976

Ciano, Count Galeazzo, 1903-1944

Clark, Admiral Joseph, 1893-1971

Clark, General Mark, 1896-1984

Clay, General Lucius, 1897-1977

Cockcroft, Sir John, 1897-1967

Collins, Lieutenant General ‘Lightnin’ Joe’ Lawton, 1896-1963

Coningham, Air Marshal Sir Arthur, 1895-1948

Cooper, Alfred Duff, 1890-1954

Crace, Rear Admiral Sir John, 1887-1968

Creasy, Admiral George, 1895-1972

Crerar, General Henry, 1888-1965

Cripps, Sir (Richard) Stafford, 1889-1952

Crutchley, Rear Admiral Victor, 1893-1986

Cunningham, General Alan, 1887-1983

Cunningham, Admiral Sir Andrew, 1883-1963

Cunningham, Group Captain John, 1917-

Curtin, Prime Minister John, 1885-1945

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Daladier, Prime Minister Edouard, 1884-1970

Damaskinos, Archbishop, 1891-1949

Darlan, Admiral Jean Francois, 1881-1942

Darnand, Joseph 1897-1945

De Gaulle, General Charles, 1890-1970

De Guingand, Major General Francis, 1900-1979

De Lattre de Tassigny, General Jean 1889-1952

Dempsey, General Miles, 1896-1969

Dentz, General Henri, 1871-1945

De Valera, Eamon, 1882-1975

Devereux, Major James 1903-

Devers, General Jacob, 1887-1979

Dietl, Major General Eduard, 1890-1944

Dietrich, General Sepp, 1892-1976

Dill, Field Marshal Sir John Greer, 1881-1944

Dobbie, General Sir William, 1879-1964

Doenitz, Admiral Karl, 1891-1980

Donovan, William Joseph, 1883-1959

Doolittle, Lieutenant General James, 1896-

Doorman, Admiral Karel, 1889-1942

Dorman-Smith, Major General Sir Eric ‘Chink,’ 1895-1969

Douglas, Air Marshal Sir William Sholto, 1893-1969

Dowding, Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh CT, 1882-1970

Dulles, Alien Welsh, 1893-1969

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Eaker, General Ira, 1898-1987

Eden, Anthony, 1897-1977

Edson, Major General Merritt Austin, 1897-1955

Eichelberger, Lieutenant General Robert Lawrence, 1886-1961

Eichmann, Adolf, 1906-1962

Eisenhower, General Dwight D, 1890-1969

Embry, Air Vice-Marshal Basil, 1902-1977

Esmonde, Lieutenant Commander Eugene, 1909-1942

Evatt, Herbert, 1894-1965

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Falkenhausen, General Alexander von, 1878-1966

Falkenhorst, Colonel General Nikolaus von, 1885-1968

Farouk, King of Egypt, 1920-1965

Fergusson, Major Bernard, 1911-1980

Fiocca, Nancy, 1916-

Fitch, Rear Admiral Aubrey, 1883-1978

Flandin, Etienne, 1889-1958

Fleischer, General Carl, 1883-1942

Fletcher, Vice-Admiral Frank, 1885-1973

Forrestal, James, 1892-1949

Franco, General Francisco-Bahamonde, 1892-1975

Frank, Anne, 1929-1945

Frank, Hans, 1900-1946

Frank, Karl Hermann, 1898-1946

Fraser, Admiral Sir Brace, 1888-1981

Fredendall, Major General Lloyd, 1884-

Freyberg, General Sir Bernard, 1889-1963

Frick, Wilhelm, 1877-1946

Friedeburg, Admiral Hans von, 1895-1945

Friedman, William Frederic, 1891-1969

Friessner, Field Marshal Johannes, 1892-1971

Fritsch, General Werner von, 1880-1939

Fromm, General Friedrich, 1888-1945

Fuchida, Commander Mitsuo, 1902-1976

Fyfe, Sir David Maxwell, 1900-1967

G

Gale, General Sir Humphrey, 1890-1971

Galen, Archbishop Clemens von, 1878-1946

Galland, Lieutenant General Adolf, 1912-

Gamelin, General Maurice Gustave, 1872-1958

Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand, 1869-1948

Geiger, General Roy, 1885-1947

Genda, Commander Minoru, 1904-1989

Gensoul, Admiral Marcel, 1880-1974

George II, King of Greece, 1889-1947

George VI, King of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 1895-1952

Georges, General Joseph, 1875-1951

Ghormley, Vice-Admiral Robert Lee, 1883-1958

Giap, General Vo Nguyen, 1910-1975

Gibson, Wing Commander Guy, 1918-1944

Giffard, General Sir George, 1886-1964

Giraud, General Henri, 1879-1949

Goebbels, Dr Joseph, 1897-1945

Goering, Reichsmarschall Hermann, 1893-1946

Golikov, Colonel General Filipp, 1900-

Golovanov, Air Chief Marshal Alexander, 1903-

Gordeler, Karl, 1884-1945

Gort, Field Marshal John, 1886-1946

Gott, Lieutenant General William ‘Strafer,’ 1897-1942

Govorov, Marshal Leonid, 1897-1955

Grechko, General Andrey, 1903-1976

Grew, Joseph, 1880-1965

Griswold, Major General Oscar, 1886-1954

Groves, General Leslie, 1898-1970

Guderian, Colonel General Heinz, 1888-1953

Guerisse, Albert, ‘Pat O’ Leary,’ 1911-1989

H

Haakon VII, 1872-1957

Hacha, President Emil, 1872-1945

Haile Selassie, Emperor of Abyssinia, 1891-1976

Halder, General Franz, 1884-1971

Halifax, Earl of (Edward Wood), 1881-1959

Halsey, Vice-Admiral William ‘Bull,’ 1882-1959

Harmon, Major General Millard, 1888-1945

Harriman, William Averell, 1891-1986

Harris, Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur, 1892-1984

Hart, Admiral Thomas, 1877-1971

Hassell, Baron Ulrich von, 1881-1944

Heinrici, Colonel General Gotthard, 1889-

Henderson, Sir Nevile, 1882-1942

Herrmann, Major Hajo, 1913-

Hess, Rudolf, 1896-1987

Hewitt, Rear Admiral Kent, 1887-1972

Heydrich, Obergruppenfuhrer Reinhard, 1904-1942

Himmler, Reichsfuhrer-SS Heinrich, 1900-1945

Hirohito, Emperor of Japan, 1901-1987

Hitler, Fuhrer Adolf, 1889-1945

Ho Chi Minh, 1890-1969

Hodges, General Courtney Hicks, 1887-1966

Holland, Vice-Admiral Lancelot, 1887-1941

Homma, General Masaharu, 1888-1946

Honda, Lieutenant General Masaki, 1889-1964

Hopkins, Harry, 1890-1946

Hopner, General Erich, 1886-1944

Hor-Belisha, Sir Leslie, 1894-1957

Horrocks, General Sir Brian, 1895-1985

Horthy, Admiral Miklos, 1868-1946

Horton, Admiral Sir Max, 1883-1951

Hoth, General Herrmann, 1885-1971

Hoxha, General Enver, 1908-1985

Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955

Hurley, Major General Patrick, 1883-1963

Husseini, Amin el (Grand Mufti of Jerusalem), 1893-1974

Hyakutake, Lieutenant General Haruyoshi, 1888-1947

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Ibn Saud, Abd-ul Aziz, King of Saudi Arabia, 1880-1953

Ickes, Harold, 1874-1952

Ilyushin, Sergei, 1894-1977

Inayat Khan, Noor, ‘Madeleine,’ 1914-1944

Inonu, President Ismet, 1884-1974

Ironside, Field Marshal Sir Edmund, 1880-1959

Ismay, General Sir Hastings, 1887-1965

J

Jeschonnek, General Hans, 1899-1943

Jodl, General Alfried, 1890-1946

Johnson, Group Captain James, 1916-

Jongh, Andree de, 1916-

Joubert de la Ferte, Air Chief Marshal Sir Philip, 1897-1965

Joyce, William ‘Lord Haw-Haw,’ 1906-1946

Juin, Marshal Alphonse Pierre, 1888-1967

K

Kaltenbrunner, Ernst, 1902-1946

Katukov, General Mikhail, 1900-

Keitel, Field Marshal Wilhelm, 1882-1946

Kennedy, Joseph, 1888-1969

Kenney, General George, 1889-1977

Kesselring, Field Marshal Albrecht, 1885-1960

Keyes, Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey, 1917-1941

Khrushchev, Nikita, 1894-1973

Kido, Marquis Koicho, 1886-1977

Kimmel, Admiral Husband, 1882-1968

King, Admiral Ernest, 1878-1956

King, Prime Minister William MacKenzie, 1874-1950

Kinkaid, Admiral Thomas, 1888-1972

Kirponos, Colonel General Mikhail, 1892-1941

Kleist, Field Marshal Paul Ewald von, 1881-1954

Kluge, Field Marshal Gunther von, 1882-1944

Knox, W Frank, 1874-1944

Koenig, General Marie Pierre, 1898-1970

Koga, Admiral Mineichi, 1885-1943

Koiso, Lieutenant General Kuniaki, 1880-1950

Kondo, Admiral Nobutake, 1886-1953

Konev, Marshal Ivan, 1897-1973

Konoye, Prince Fumimaro, 1891-1945

Kretschmer, Commander Otto, 1912-

Krueger, Lieutenant General Walter, 1881-1967

Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Alfried, 1907-1967

Kuribayashi, General Tadamichi, 1885-1945

Kurita, Admiral Takeo, 1889-1977

Kurochkin, Lieutenant General Pavel, 1900-

Kuznetsov, Admiral Nikolay, 1902-1974

Kuznetsov, General Vasiliy, 1894-1964

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Langsdorff, Commander Hans, 1890-1939

Laval, Pierre, 1883-1945

Laycock, General Robert ‘Lucky,’ 1907-1968

Leahy, Admiral William, 1875-1959

Leclerc, General Philippe, 1902-1947

Leeb, Field Marshal Wilhelm Ritter von, 1876-1956

Leese, General Sir Oliver, 1894-1978

Leigh-Mallory, Air Marshal Sir Trafford, 1892-1944

Lemay, General Curtis, 1906-1990

Leopold III, King, 1901-1983

Liddell Hart, Captain Basil, 1895-1970

List, Field Marshal Wilhelm, 1880-1971

Litvinov, Maxim, 1876-1952

M

MacArthur, General Douglas, 1880-1964

McCreery, General Sir Richard, 1898-1967

Mclndoe, Archibald, 1900-1960

Maclean, Brigadier Fitzroy, 1911-

McNair, General Lesley, 1883-1944

Maisky, Ivan, 1884-1975

Malenkov, Georgy, 1902-1988

Malinovsky, Marshal Rodion, 1898-1967

Mannerheim, Marshal Carl von, 1867-1951

Manstein, Field Marshal Erich von, 1887-1973

Mao Tse-tung, 1893-1976

Marshall, General George, 1880-1959

Masaryk, Jan, 1886-1946

Matsuoka, Yosuke, 1880-1946

Menzies, Robert, 1894-1978

Meretskov, Marshal Kirill, 1897-1968

Merrill, Brigadier General Frank, 1903-1950

Metaxas, General Joannis, 1871-1941

Michael, King of Rumania, 1921-

Mihajlovic, General Draza, 1893-1946

Mikawa, Vice-Admiral Guinichi, 1890-

Mikolajczyk, Stanislaw, 1901-1967

Mikoyan, Major General Artem, 1905-1970

Milch, Field Marshal Erhard, 1892-1972

Mitscher, Vice-Admiral Marc, 1887-1947

Model, Field Marshal Walther, 1891-1945

Molders, Oberst Werner, 1913-1941

Molotov, Viachislav M, 1890-1970

Montgomery, Field Marshal Bernard, 1887-1976

Morgan, General Sir Frederick, 1894-1967

Morgenthau, Henry, 1891-1967

Morrison, Herbert, 1888-1965

Morshead, Lieutenant General Sir Leslie, 1889-1959

Moulin, Jean, 1899-1943

Mountbatten, Vice-Admiral Lord Louis, 1900-1979

Murphy, Robert, 1894-1958

Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945

N

Nagumo, Admiral Chuichi, 1887-1944

Nebe, Artur, 1896-1945

Neurath, Konstantin von, 1873-1956

Nimitz, Admiral Chester, 1885-1966

Nomura, Admiral Kochisaburo, 1877-1964

Novikov, Colonel General Aleksandr, 1900-1976

Nye, General Archibald, 1895-1967

O

O’Connor, General Sir Richard, 1889-1981

Olbricht, General Friedrich, 1886-1944

Oldendorf, Rear Admiral Jesse, 1887-

Onishi, Admiral Takijiro, 1891-1945

Oppenheimer, J Robert, 1904-1967

Osmena, Sergio, 1878-1961

Ozawa, Vice-Admiral Jisaburo, 1896-1966

P

Papagos, General Alexander, 1883-1955

Park, Air Marshal Sir Keith, 1892-1975

Patch, General Alexander McCarrell, 1889-1945

Patton, General George, 1885-1945

Paul, Prince Regent of Yugoslavia, 1893-1976

Paulus, Field Marshal Friedrich, 1890-1957

Pavlov, General Dimitry, d. 1941

Peirse, Air Marshal Sir Richard, 1892-1970

Percival, Lieutenant General Arthur, 1887-1966

Peron, President Juan Domingo, 1895-1975

Petain, Marshal Henri Philippe Omer, 1856-1951

Peter II, King of Yugoslavia, 1923-1970

Petrov, General Ivan, 1896-1950

Phillips, Admiral Sir Tom, 1888-1941

Popov, General Markian, 1902-1969

Portal, Air Chief Marshal Sir Charles, 1893-1971

Pound, Admiral Sir Dudley, 1877-1943

Prien, Lieutenant Gunther, 1908-1941

Pyle, Ernest, 1900-1945

Q

Quezon, Manuel, 1878-1944

Quisling, Vidkun, 1887-1945

R

Radolfi, Alexander ‘Rado’

Raeder, Admiral Erich, 1876-1960

Ramsay, Admiral Sir Bertram Home, 1883-1945

Rashid Ali, el-Gaylani, 1892-1944

Reichenau, Field Marshal Walther von, 1884-1942

Reynaud, Paul, 1878-1966

Ribbentrop, Joachim von, 1893-1946

Ridgway, General Matthew Bunker, 1895-1993

Ritchie, General Neil, 1897-1983

Roey, Cardinal Joseph van, 1874-1961

Rokossovsky, Marshal Konstantin, 1896-1968

Rommel, Field Marshal Erwin, 1891-1944

Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962

Roosevelt, President Franklin Delano, 1882-1945

Rosenberg, Alfred, 1893-1946

Rosseler, Rudolf ‘Lucy,’ 1897-1958

Rotmistrov, Marshal Pavel, 1901-1982

Rundstedt, Field Marshal Gerd von, 1875-1953

Rybalko, General Pavel, 1894-1948

Rydz-Smigly, Marshal Edward, 1886-1943

S

Saito, General Yoshitsugu, 1890-1944

Salazar, Prime Minister Antonio, 1889-1972

Sansom, Odette, 1912-

Sauckel, Fritz, 1894-1946

Schacht, Dr Hjalmar, 1877-1970

Schellenberg, General Walther, 1911-1952

Schirach, Baldur von, 1907-1974

Scholl, Hans and Sophie, 1917-1943 and 1920-1943

Schorner, Field Marshal Friedrich, 1892-1973

Scobie, General Ronald, 1893-1969

Scoones, General Sir Geoffrey, 1893-1975

Scott, Rear Admiral Nicholas, 1889-1942

Senesh, Hannah, 1921-1944

Serov, General Ivan, 1905-1968

Seyss-Inquart, Artur von, 1892-1946

Shaposhnikov, Marshal Boris, 1882-1945

Shawcross, Sir Hartley, 1902-

Sherman, Rear Admiral Frederick, 1888-1957

Shigemitsu, Mamoru, 1881-1957

Sikorski, General Wladyslaw, 1881-1943

Simonds, Lieutenant General Guy, 1903-1974

Simovic, General Dusan, 1882-1962

Skorzeny, Lieutenant Colonel Otto, 1908-1975

Slessor, Air Marshal Sir John, 1897-1979

Slim, General Sir William, 1891-1970

Smith, General Holland, 1882-1967

Smuts, Prime Minister Jan Christiaan, 1870-1950

Sokolovsky, Marshal Vasiliy, 1897-1968

Somervell, General Brehon, 1892-1955

Somerville, Admiral Sir James, 1882-1949

Sorge, Richard, 1895-1944

Spaak, Paul Henri, 1899-1972

Spaatz, General Carl ‘Tooey,’ 1891-1974

Speer, Albert, 1905-1982

Speidel, General Hans, 1897-1984

Sperrle, Field Marshal Hugo, 1885-1953

Spruance, Vice-Admiral Raymond, 1886-1969

Stalin, Joseph, 1879-1953

Stangl, Franz, 1908-1971

Stark, Admiral Harold, 1880-1972

Stauffenberg, Colonel Claus von, 1907-1944

Stettinius, Edward, 1900-1949

Stilwell, General Joseph, 1883-1946

Stimson, Henry, 1867-1950

Stirling, Colonel David, 1915-1990

Stopford, General Sir Montagu, 1892-1971

Streicher, Julius, 1885-1946

Strydonck de Burkel, General Victor van, 1876-1953

Student, General Kurt, 1890-1978

Stulpnagel, General Karl von, 1886-1944

Sugiyama, General Hajime, 1880-1945

Sukarno, Dr Achmed, 1901-1970

Sultan, General Daniel, 1885-1947

Suzuki, Prime Minister Kantaro, 1867-1948

Szabo, Violette, 1918-1945

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Tanaka, Rear Admiral Raizo, 1892-1969

Tedder, Air Marshal Sir Arthur, 1890-1967

Terauchi, Field Marshal Hisaichi, 1879-1945

Tibbets, Colonel Paul, 1915-

Timoshenko, Marshal Semyon, 1895-1970

Tiso, President Joseph, 1887-1946

Tito, Marshal (Josip Broz), 1892-1980

Tizard, Sir Henry, 1885-1959

Togo, Shigenori, 1882-1950

Tojo, General Hideki, 1884-1948

Tokyo Rose (Mrs Iva Ikuko Toguri d’Aquino), 1916-

Tolbukhin, Marshal Fyodor, 1894-1949

Tovey, Admiral Sir John, 1885-1971

Toyoda, Admiral Soemu, 1885-1957

Trepper, Leopold, 1904-

Treskow, Major General Henning von, 1901-1944

Truman, Harry, 1884-1972

Tupolev, General Andrey, 1888-1972

Turner, Admiral R Kelly, 1885-1961

Twining, General Nathan F, 1897-1982

Tyulenev, General Ivan, 1892-

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Udet, Lieutenant General Ernst, 1896-1941

Umezu, General Yoshijiro, 1880-1949

Ushijima, General Mitsuru, 1887-1945

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Vandegrift, Lieutenant General Alexander, 1887-1972

Vandenberg, Arthur, 1884-1951

Vargas, President Getulio Dornelles, 1883-1954

Vasilievsky, Marshal Alexander, 1895-1977

Vatutin, General Nikolay, 1901-1944

Vian, Admiral Sir Philip, 1894-1968

Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy, 1869-1947

Vishinsky, Andrey, 1885-1955

Vlasov, Lieutenant General Andrey, 1900-1945

Voronov, General Nikolay, 1899-1968

Voroshilov, Marshal Kliment, 1881-1969

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Wainwright, Major General Jonathan, 1883-1953

Wallis, Sir Barnes, 1887-1979

Warlimont, General Watcher, 1894-

Watson-Watt, Sir Robert, 1892-1974

Wavell, Field Marshal Sir Archibald, 1883-1950

Wedemeyer, Major General Albert, 1897-1990

Weizmann, Dr Chaim, 1874-1952

Weygand, General Maxime, 1867-1965

Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands, 1880-1962

Willkie, Wendell, 1892-1944

Wilson, Field Marshal Sir Henry Maitland, 1881-1964

Winant, John, 1889-1947

Wingate, Major General Orde, 1903-1944

Witzig, Lieutenant (later Major)

Witzleben, Field Marshal Erwin von, 1881-1944

Wolff, General Karl, 1900-

Wood, Sir Kingsley, 1881-1943

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Yamamoto, Admiral Isoroku, 1884-1943

Yamashita, Lieutenant General Tomoyuki, 1885-1946

Yeo-Thomas, Wing Commander F F Edward ‘White Rabbit,’ 1902-1964

Yeremenko, Marshal Andrey, 1892-1970

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Zeitzler, General Kurt, 1895-1963

Zhdanov, Political General Andrey, 1896-1948

Zhukov, Marshal Georgi, 1896-1974