World War 2 Facts

Information and Facts on the Great War

1940 US Census

1940 US Census 1940 US Census Poster  1940 US Census

The 1940 US Census was the sixteenth census taken by the United States Census Bureau and was taken during the second year of World War 2 but was finished more than a year and half prior to the entry of the United States into the war. The census determined that the population of the U.S.

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Top 5 Pearl Harbor Day Websites

Top 5 Pearl Harbor Day Websites Arizona Memorial  Top 5 Pearl Harbor Day Websites

Pearl Harbor Day occurs on December 7th every year and is a time to remember one of the most significant events that occurred in U.S. and World History, the Japanese surprise attack on Hawaii. On December 7th, 1941, the Japanese launched two waves of aircraft striking American forces based in / around Pearl Harbor in

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Battle of Okinawa Facts

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During World War II there were two main battlefields, the first was of course in Europe against Italy, Nazi Germany and it’s allies and the other was mainly between the U.S. and Japan. One of the more important battles between Japan and the U.S. was the Battle of Okinawa. The battle started on April 1,

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Atomic Bomb

Atomic Bomb Atomic bombing of Japan  Atomic Bomb

The first, World War 2 atomic bomb ever detonated was part of the tests to verify the functionality of the atomic bomb. The first atomic bomb test, code-named Trinity took place on July 16, 1945. After the US Army saw the demonstration of the weapon plans were soon made for it to be used against

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Battle of Crete

Battle of Crete German Mountain Troops  Battle of Crete

The Battle of Crete started on 20 May 1941 when Germany launched an airborne attack on the island of Crete. The battle was fought between Germany and Italy on the Axis side and Greece, the civilians on the island, and the rest of the Allies on the other. The battle concluded after approximately 10 days

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The P-51 Mustang in Europe, The need for and effects of the P-51 Mustang in the skies over Europe

The P51 Mustang in Europe The need for and effects of the P51 Mustang in the skies over Europe Bott4  The P-51 Mustang in Europe, The need for and effects of the P-51 Mustang in the skies over Europe

On September 1, 1939, the German military forces invaded Poland to begin World War II. This invasion was very successful because of its use of a new military strategic theory – “blitzkrieg”. Blitzkrieg, literally “lightning war,” involved the fast and deadly coordination of two German forces, the Wermacht (army) and the Luftwaffe (airforce). The Wermacht

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Battle of Saipan Facts

 Battle of Saipan Facts

In the campaigns of 1943 and 1944 the Allies captured a number of islands which included the Marshall Islands, the Solomon Islands and a part of New Guinea. What remained was ruled by Japan and one of the islands among them were the Caroline Islands.  The battle of Saipan wasn’t originally a part of the

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Mukden Incident Facts

Mukden Incident Mukden 1931  Mukden Incident Facts

On September 18, 1931 an explosion destroyed some railroad tracks near Mukden, a Chinese city. The railroad was owned and operated by the Japanese government and the tracks, including the part that was destroyed during the explosion, were routinely patrolled by Japanese soldiers. The Japanese military blamed Chinese nationalists for the destruction of the tracks

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World War 2 Movies

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It is hard to imagine the movie and video game industry without the presence of World War II. The epic struggle has been recorded in so many World War 2 Movies, and yet whenever a new movie comes out we aren’t bored, we want to see it. It is practically impossible to list every single

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USS Missouri Battleship Facts (BB-63)

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The USS Missouri (BB-63) was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named in honor of the state of Missouri. Also nick-named the “Mighty Mo” or “Big Mo,” she also has the distinction of being the last battleship constructed by the United States. More famously, the battleship was the location of the

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Admiral Chester Nimitz

Admiral Chester Nimitz Chester Nimitz at National Portrait Gallery  Admiral Chester Nimitz

Chester Nimitz was born on February 24, 1885 in Fredericksburg, Texas. Nimitz’s grandfather was a merchant seaman which was a major influence on his father also named Chester. Nimitz attended Tivy High School in Kerrville, Texas and at the time wanted to go to West Point but wasn’t able to because there were no appointments

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