World War 2 Facts

Information and Facts on the Great War

USS North Carolina (BB-55) Facts

USS North Carolina BB55 Facts USS North Carolina  USS North Carolina (BB-55) Facts

The USS North Carolina (BB-55) was the first of the North Carolina class of battleships in the United States Navy. The ship was the fourth to be named in honor of the U.S. state of North Carolina and was the first newly constructed battleship to see service during WW 2. North Carolina took part in

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Pearl Harbor Attack

 Pearl Harbor Attack

December 7 1941 is a day that will forever live in infamy. On this date, the Imperial Japanese Navy conducted a surprise attack on Naval Base Pearl Harbor. The Japanese intended the attack to be a preventative measure to keep the United States Pacific Fleet from interfering with Japanese plans for military conquest over the

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India in World War 2

India in World War 2 INDIAN TROOPS IN BURMA 1944  India in World War 2

Since India had not yet obtained Independence from Great Britain, when the U.K. declared war on Germany in September of 1939, India did as well. As part of the Allied countries, the British Raj provided more than two million soldiers (volunteers) to fight under British command during WW2. During the war, a number of the

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The HMS Cameron (I 05), was an ex- United States Destroyer (Ex USS Welles DD 257). It was laid down on November 13th, 1918 and launched on May 8th, 1919 and was a Type A and part of the Belmont Class Destroyer. The ship was later commission on September 2nd, 1919 and later held in

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Winston Churchill Quotes

Winston Churchill Quotes Winston Churchill  Winston Churchill Quotes

Winston Churchill, or more formally known as, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, Hon. RA was born on November 30th, 1874 and passed away on January 24th, 1965. Churchill served in numerous military and political levels of leadership for the United Kingdom; however, he is best known for his leadership as

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Censorship During World War II

Censorship During World War II WWII Envelope 1945 03 01  Censorship During World War II

During World War 2, Lt. Gilbert Steingart served as dentist aboard the USS Ocelot in the Pacific Theater.  He wrote daily letters to his wife Eleanor.  The letters are being blogged at “Dearest Eleanor: World War II Letters” at Excerpts from the letters provide some insight into the mechanism, concerns, challenges, and communications difficulties

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Battle of Savo Island

Battle of Savo Island Savo Island  Battle of Savo Island

After their victory at Midway in 1942, the Allies chose Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands as their next target. Guadalcanal is located in the eastern part of the islands and was occupied by some Japanese forces that were building an airfield on the island. The Battle of Savo island took place on August 8-9, 1942 and was

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Fighting Through From Dunkirk to Hamburg, by Bill Cheall

Fighting Through From Dunkirk to Hamburg by Bill Cheall First photo in uniform aged 22 1939  Fighting Through From Dunkirk to Hamburg, by Bill Cheall

When I was asked to do a guest spot for WorldWar2 Facts, I wondered what people would want to hear about my Dad’s war. Pen and Sword have recently published my late Dad’s memoirs after I’d spent three years researching and editing them. My late Dad, Bill Cheall, was first and foremost a proud Green

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Battle of Britain

Battle of Britain German Planes Battle of Britain  Battle of Britain

The Battle of Britain is also known in German as the Luftschlacht um Großbritannien or Luftschlacht um England took place from July 10th 1940 to October 31st 1940 by the German Luftwaffe against the United Kingdom. The primary objective of the Luftwaffe was to gain air superiority over the Royal Air Force (RAF) and would

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Werwolf Kommandos

Werwolf Kommandos Heinrich Himmler  Werwolf Kommandos

At the start of World War II no one in the Nazi government believed that they would lose the war but according to many sources by fall of 1944 a number of Nazi officials gathered to discuss a secret plan that had the goal of keeping the Nazi regime afloat. At a meeting that was

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Operation Overlord

Operation Overlord Approaching Omaha  Operation Overlord

Operation Overlord was an Allied landing in France that was scheduled for June in 1944. The operation had many commanders but the overall commander was General Dwight Eisenhower. Operation Overlord is not only notable for the significance it would have in World War II but also use it was an operation that required the kind

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