World War 2 Facts

Information and Facts on the Great War

Pearl Harbor Facts

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On December 7th, 1941 at 0755 local time, the Japanese commenced the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Imperial Navy forces that took part in the attack included four heavy aircraft carriers, two heavy cruisers, two light cruisers, nine oilers, two battleships, 11 destroyers, and 35 submarines. Although the attack resulted in a tactical victory for

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World War 2 Letters: Dearest Eleanor

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Lt. Gilbert Steingart served as dentist aboard the USS Ocelot in the Pacific Theater.  He promised to write daily letters to his wife Eleanor.  The following are some excerpts from his posts home during World War 2 courtesy of his family. They provide some unique insight into the common concerns, challenges, and communications difficulties that

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Yalta Conference

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In early 1945, when it became apparent that World War II in Europe would soon be over the leaders of the Allied nations, Winston Churchill (Great Britain), Franklin Roosevelt (U.S.A) and Joseph Stalin  (USSR) met to discuss the issues and strategies for Europe and the world after the end of the war at the Yalta

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Battle of El Alamein

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The Battle of El Alamein (second battle), was one of the most decisive victories in WWII. It was fought between two of the best commanders in World War II, Montgomery for the Allies and Rommel for the Axis between 23 October – 4 November 1942 . The victory of the Allies at El Alamein lead to

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Doolittle Raid

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After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt wanted to strike back as soon as possible. He wanted retribution but also wanted to show the Japanese that they aren’t invincible. Immediately the military started working on a plan to attack the Japanese home islands. The culmination of the planning would result

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Negative Effects on the U.S. Economy Caused by World War 2

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Although popular opinion holds that the United States economy significantly benefitted from World War 2, there were a number of negative effects on the economy that occurred during and after the war. The United States was engaged in the war from between 1941 (after the bombing of Pearl Harbor) through 1945 (after the surrender of

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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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World War 2 Planes

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World War 2 saw more technological leaps in the field of military aircraft than any other conflict. Between 1939 and 1945, World War 2 planes evolved to the point the jet engine was introduced and even the first cruise missile would see its first use by the Axis powers. Significant advances were made on both

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Battle of the Philippine Sea Facts

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The Battle of the Philippine Sea was a result of the American invasion of Saipan, the Japanese saw it as an opportunity to attack the American fleet as it was protecting the landing of their troops onto the island. It was an aircraft carrier battle between the Fifth Fleet of the U.S. Navy and the

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Lyudmila Pavlichenko

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Lyudmila Pavlichenko was a sniper for the Soviet army during World War 2. She is credited with 309 kills during the war and is regarded as the most successful female sniper in military history. She was born in Ukraine, and lived from July 12, 1916 to October 10, 1974. Lyudmila Pavlichenko’s Early Life Lyudmila Pavlichenko

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F4U Corsair Facts

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The F4U Corsair was a carrier based fighter aircraft primarily used in WW II and to some extent in the Korean War. Not long after launching ,Vought, the manufacturer of the F4U Corsair, couldn’t keep up with demand which resulted in Goodyear and Brewster picking up production as well. The Goodyear models had a FG

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