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This is a list of military figures by nickname.

Contents: Top · 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

0-9

  • "31-Knot" — Arleigh Burke, U.S. Navy destroyer commander (for being unable to meet his habitual maximum speed)[1]

A

B

  • "Babe" — John H. Brown, World War II U.S. Navy submarine commander[2]
  • "Bad Hand" — Ranald S. Mackenzie, U.S. Army in U.S Civil War and Indian Wars
  • "Bad Old Man" — Jubal Early, Confederate Army general
  • "Baldy" — Charles A. Pownall, American Admiral in World War II
  • "Barbara" – David G. M. Campbell, British general[5]
  • "Barney" —
    • Clifton W. Flenniken, Jr., U.S. Navy submarine commander[2]
    • William B. Sieglaff, U.S. Navy submarine commander[2]
  • "The Bart" — Philip Chetwode, British Field Marshal, Commander in Chief in India, and baronet (whence the nickname)
  • "Batty Mac" — A.C. Macdonnell, Canadian Army World War I general[6]
  • "The Bear" — Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr., United States Army general (the nickname he preferred, over "Stormin' Norman")
  • "The Bearded Man" — Frank Messervy, British Army general (because he tended not to shave in battle)
  • "Beauty" — Harold M. Martin, U.S. Navy officer[7]
  • "Benny" — Raymond H. Bass, World War II U.S. Navy submarine commander[2]
  • "Beetle" — John P. Roach, U.S. Navy submarine commander[2]
  • "Bert" — Albert Houle, Canadian fighter ace
  • "Betty" — Harold Stark, U.S. Navy admiral (after a mistaken pledge)[2]
  • "The Big Fella" or "The Big Fellow" — Michael Collins, Irish general
  • "Big Minh" — Duong Van Minh, Vietnamese general (for his height and bulk)[8]
  • "Birdy" – William Birdwood, British Field Marshal, commander of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the Battle of Gallipoli in 1915
  • "Black Bob" — Robert Craufurd, British Army general[9]
  • "The Black Eagle" — Hubert Julian, African-American Colonel in the Imperial Ethiopian Air Force.
  • "Black Jack" — John J. Pershing, U.S. Army World War I general
  • "Black Knight of the Confederacy" — Turner Ashby, Confederate Army general
  • "Black Knight" — Gerd von Rundstedt, German Army field marshal
  • "Black Swallow of Death" — Eugene Bullard, African-American World War I fighter pilot
  • "Blackie" — David John Williams, Canadian fighter ace
  • "Blondie" — Arnold Walker, RAF pilot
  • "Blood" — J. A. L. Caunter, British general[10]
  • "Bloody Bill" — William T. Anderson, Confederate guerrilla leader
  • "Bluey" - Keith Truscott, World War II Australian fighter ace
  • "Bo" — Elwyn King, World War I Australian fighter ace
  • "Bobbie" — George W. E. J. Erskine, British general during World War II
  • "Bobo" — Sigmund A. Bobczynski, World War II U.S. submarine commander[2]
  • "Bobs" — Frederick S. Roberts, British field marshal[11]
  • "Bohemian Private" (German: Böhmischer Gefreiter- Adolf Hitler
  • "Bomber" — Arthur T. Harris, British Air Chief Marshal during World War II[12]
  • "Boney" — Robert H. Close, World War II U.S. submarine commander[2]
  • "Boom" — Hugh Trenchard, World War I British Royal Flying Corps general (for his loud voice)[13]
  • "Boots" — Frederick C. Blesse, American fighter ace
  • "Boy" — Frederick A. M. Browning, World War II British airborne general
  • "Brad" — Omar Bradley, U.S. general
  • "Brute" — Victor H. Krulak, U.S. Marine Corps general
  • "Bub" — Norvell G. Ward, U.S. ace submarine commander[2]
  • "Bubi" (German, "young boy", "kid") —
  • "Buck" — Robert McNair, Canadian fighter ace
  • "Bud" —
    • Harold W. Bowker, Canadian fighter ace
    • William P. Gruner, Jr., U.S. submarine commander[2]
  • "Bull" —
  • "Bull of Scapa Flow" — Günther Prien, German World War II submarine ace (for his daring penetration of the British base)[16]
  • "Bungo" — Julian Byng, British World War I general[6]
  • "Buster" — Lionel Crabb, British frogman[17]
  • "Butch" —
    • Robert A. Barton, Canadian fighter ace
    • Orme C. Robbins, U.S. submarine commander[2]
    • (from "butcher") Arthur T. Harris, British air force general (affectionately given by his men)
    • Edward O'Hare, U.S. WWII fighter ace and Medal of Honor recipient
  • "Butcher" — Arthur T. Harris, British Air Chief Marshal during World War II[18]
  • "The Butcher of Ethiopia" — Rodolfo Graziani, Italian Army General (see also "Pacifier of Libya")
  • "The Butcher of Fezzan" — Rodolfo Graziani, Italian Army General (see also "Pacifier of Libya")
  • "Butcher of the Somme" — Douglas Haig, British field-marshal
  • "Buzz" — George Beurling, Canadian RAF fighter ace (a nickname he never acknowledged)

C

D

E

F

  • "Father of Blitzkrieg" — Heinz Guderian, World War II German general
  • "Fatty" – Frederick Lambart, 10th Earl of Cavan, British Field Marshal
  • "Fearless Freddy" — Frederick W. Warder, U.S. ace submarine commander (a nickname he detested)[2][25]
  • "The Fighting Bishop" — Leonidas Polk, Episcopal bishop and Confederate general
  • "Fighting Dick" — Richard H. Anderson, Confederate general
  • "Fighting Joe" —
  • "The Fighting Quaker" — Smedley Butler, U.S. general
  • "Foul Weather Jack" – Vice-Admiral John Byron RN, British admiral of the 18th century
  • "Fresh" — Algernon E. Smith, U.S. cavalry officer
  • "Fritz" — Frederick J. Harlfinger II, U.S. submarine commander[2][25]
  • "Frog" — Francis S. Low, U.S. Navy intelligence officer[2][27]
  • "Fuel Oil" — Franklin O. Johnsonn, U.S. submarine commander[2]
  • "Fuzzy" — Robert A. Theobald, U.S. admiral[28]

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

X

Y

Z

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