World War 2 Facts

Information and Facts on the Great War

Anti-Comintern Pact

The Anti-Comintern Pact was signed between Germany and Japan on November 25th, 1936 and was focused against the Communist International or Comintern. The pact agreed that in the event of an attack by the Soviet Union against Japan or Germany, the two countries would consult each other on what the appropriate measures would be to

Continue Reading…

Alsos Mission

In the final months of the Second World War, while the forces of the Allies battled the last of the Nazi forces in Germany, two teams of scientists were leading a very different kind of battle. One of the teams, based in a desert in New Mexico, worked on completing the atomic bombs that were

Continue Reading…

Tripartite Pact

The Tripartite Pact was signed on September 27th, 1940 between Germany, Japan, and Italy. It was the document which formally created the Axis Powers of WW2 and is also known as the Axis Pact, Three-Power Pact, and the Tripartite Treaty. Representing each country during the signing of the document in Berlin, Germany were Foreign Minister

Continue Reading…

Brooklyn Navy Yard Memorial

The Brooklyn Navy Yard was originally built in 1801. The shipyard played a critical role in the United States’ national security and U.S. Navy building plans for more than 150 years until it was closed in 1966. Today, the Brooklyn Yard has become even more famous for the adaptive reuse of a historic site as

Continue Reading…

HMS CAMERON (I 05)

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

Continue Reading…

USS Long Island (CVE-1) Facts

The USS Long Island was originally commissioned as AVG-1, reclassified to ACV-1, and finally categorized as CVE-1 (Carrier Escort) and saw service during World War 2. The Long Island was the first escort carrier commissioned by the United States Navy and was the second ship to be named after the city of Long Island, New

Continue Reading…

United States Declaration of War upon Germany (1941)

The United States officially declared war upon Germany four days after the attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan on December 11th, 1941. The declaration was in response to the German declaration of war on the United States following the attacks. Text of the U.S. Declaration of War upon Germany Seventy-Seventh Congress of the United States

Continue Reading…

World War 2 Memorial

The World War 2 Memorial was originally authorized by then President Bill Clinton on May 25th, 1993. Public Law 103-22 officially authorized the American Battle Monuments Commission (or ABMC) to establish the memorial in or around Washington, D.C. The World War 2 Memorial is the first national memorial in the United States dedicated to the

Continue Reading…

TBF Avenger Facts

The United States TBF Avenger torpedo bomber was first introduced to service in order to provide a replacement for the TBD Devastator bomber. The aircraft was designed by Leroy Grumman and would carry a pilot, radioman/ventral gunner/bombardier, and a turret gunner. They used a large bomb bay that made the aircraft an outstanding ground support

Continue Reading…

Siege of Leningrad

The battle of Leningrad was the bloodiest and one of the longest sieges in the history of warfare. It is also a very important part of the city’s history, albeit it a very tragic one. In Russia the siege of Leningrad is known as the Blokada. Hitler’s original plan wasn’t to attack the city outright

Continue Reading…

Causes of World War 2

World War 2 broke into open conflict due to the military aggression of Germany and Japan, when Germany invaded Poland in 1939 and Japan struck against China in 1937. The causes of World War 2, and background to these events is considerably complex, and it is important to understand the key facts and situations that

Continue Reading…

© 2009 World War 2 Facts. All Rights Reserved.Privacy Policy