World War 2 Facts

Information and Facts on the Great War

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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The Norden Bombsight

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The Norden bombsight was created and used by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) and the United States Navy during WW 2. The site would also be used by the US Air Froce during the Korean and Vietnam wars to help drop bombs accurately. Also known as the “Blue Ox,” the sight relied on

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P-38 Lightning Facts

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At the time of its creation the P-38 Lightning fighter was thought of as the most advanced plane developed by Lockheed up to that point in the war. In 1937 the U.S. Army Air Corps released a request for a new plane that required climb capabilities, speed and range that weren’t possible with the single

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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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