World War 2 Facts

Information and Facts on the Great War

WW2 Army Units and Sizes

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When studying World War 2, a common question that arises is what exactly each army group or unit name means? This question arises a fair bit with readers of WorldWar2Facts.org, so we have compiled a table to help explain what the unit or group names mean, what units made up larger WW2 army units,  the

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How Tall was Hitler?

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Adolf Hitler, as the most infamous leader in modern history and one of the most infamous in all of history has been a subject of extremely many discussions, probably more than any modern leader. Stories related to him range from conspiracy theories like that he didn’t commit suicide in his Berlin bunker in 1945 and

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World War 2 Rationing

 World War 2 Rationing

During World War II even people who had money couldn’t just walk into a store and buy as much stuff as they wanted. During that time most things were rationed, that meant that despite having enough money to buy as much as you want of something you were only allowed to buy a certain amount,

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World War 2 Tanks

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One of the biggest technological advances made during the Great War or World War 2 was in tank technology. Throughout World War 2, tanks played a major role in many of the battles that occurred throughout the war. Japan and Italy produced the greatest number of tanks throughout the war, however, the German tanks were

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USS Alaska (CB-1)

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The USS Alaska (CB-1), was the first ship in the Alaska class of large cruisers that saw service for the United States Navy during World War 2. The Alaska would be the first of two ships of the class to be completed prior to the end of WW2. The second ship in the Alaska class

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Battle of Darwin

 Battle of Darwin

On 19 February 1942 the Japanese attacked the mainland of Australia for the first time consisting of two air raids on the city of Darwin. They were planned and commanded by the same commander that led the attacks on Pearl Harbor. The Battle of Darwin, or attack on Darwin was attacked using 54 bombers and

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George S. Patton

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George S. Patton, Jr. born on November 11, 1885 in San Gabriel, California, U.S.A. is considered to have been one of the best and most successful combat generals in the history of the United States. In World War Two, Patton was a major contributor to the Allied victory during the invasion of Sicily as well

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U-99

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The U-99 was a German Type VIIB U-Boat that saw service in the Nazi German Kriegsmarine during World War 2. The boat is known as being one of the most successful U-Boats during the war attributed with sinking a total of 38 ships for a summary tonnage of more than 244,000 GRT (Gross Registered Tonnage)

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How to Replace World War II Medals?

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Through World War 2 and at the end of the War, the various American personnel who fought in the conflict were awarded various medals for their participation in the War. These awards range from ribbons or medals with accompanying ribbons that signify either an individual’s or a unit’s participation in various campaigns of the conflict

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When is VJ Day?

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V-J day, or Victory over Japan Day is the name selected for the date that the Empire of Japan surrendered to the Allied Powers effectively ending World War 2. The date is celebrated in the United States on the anniversary of the signing of the Japanese surrender document occurred on September 2nd, 1945. V-J Day

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Battle of Wake Island Facts

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Wake Island is a small island in the Pacific Ocean, it was annexed by the US in 1899. The island didn’t really have a population until Pam American Airways built a town and hotel there. Wake Island actually has three parts consisting of smaller islets, Wake, Peale and Wilkes. The significance of Wake Island in

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