World War 2 Facts

Information and Facts on the Great War

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Communications Intelligence History

SRH—149 A Brief History of Communications Intelligence in the United States   by Laurance F. Safford Captain, United States Navy (Retired)   DECLASSIFIED per Sec. 3, E. 0. 12065 by Director, NSA/Chief, CSS 6 March 1982. REVIEWER’S NOTE:   This document, designated SRH‑149 in the records of the National Archives, Washington, D.C., was prepared 21‑27

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World War 2 Facts for Kids

World War 2 was the deadliest conflict in modern history. The majority of the developed world was involved in the conflict to some degree, with close to 2 billion people being involved in the conflict and more than 24 million killed on both sides. The following World War 2 facts for kids can be used

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Operation Battleaxe

Operation Battleaxe was a British operation during WWII against the German and Italian forces in Cyrenaica, Libya. The objective of the operation was to force the Axis forces to lift the Siege of Tobruk. The operation was launched on June 15, 1941. Even though the Allies had air superiority and were optimistic about the battle,

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Navy Waves in WWII

In the first half of the 20th century women in the U.S. Navy weren’t very common. One of the rare instances where women had a place in the U.S Navy in the first half of the 20th century was World War II. In August 1942, under Mildred McAfee, the first female commissioned officer in the

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