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The United States participation in World War 2, both European and Pacific Theaters of the war.
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Pearl Harbour was a pre-emptive strike designed to stop the U.S. from interfering with Japanese plans to invade other countries and territories.
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The defeat of Japan marked the end of World War II. The US was forced to enter that war because of Japan's attack on the US naval base in Hawaii. In response to the US declaring war on Japan, Hitler caused the US to enter the war in Europe, by declaring war on the US.
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Pearl Harbor is the US Naval Base near Honolulu, on the island of Oahu in the state of Hawaii. In 1941, Hawaii was a US territory and the major port for the US Pacific Fleet.
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Bad? Not necessarily. But immature, untrustworthy, undependable and troubled - yes. Walk away. Run.   Why do you have a boyfriend who's already a loser in the first place? Get your act together, educate yourself, and find your self worth, then hopefully you'll find a guy who isn't such a lose…
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Hawaii's island Oahu had a very large port where many large naval ships were harbored. So if Japan could manage a surprise attack on this they could destroy the US naval power. Japan did achieve the surprise attack but did not wipe out its navy. Hawaii's location was basically in the middle between …
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the radiator itself no but the coolant that it carries has distinct odor Any paint on the new part could smell.
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This sounds very similar to another questions. See "If the back glass will not open on your 1997 S-10 Blazer and you can hear the motor but it will not pop open how do you fix it?"
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It wouldn't have. A single company, fewer than 200 men, can have no especially significant effect on the course or outcome of a war that involved tens of millions of soldiers. Michael MontagneBut it sure would have changed the movie. Roy
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The war with Japan was a matter of national security since US Battleships were left in flaming ruins by a Japanese surprise attack. The war with Germany would have become the same sort of threat if England and the Soviet Union found that they could not hold back Germany. A Germany with hegemony over…
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In England for example...every EPL team from Manchester United to Chelsea have an Academy and you will get scouted playing for your local team to join an EPL club's youth academy if you are good enough. Even if you are in a tiny number that's good enough for an academy...to then make the step up a f…
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Most likely the image you see on your penny is John F. Kennedy.These Lincoln/Kennedy novelty items were popular advertising items back in the 70's.This is not something done at the Mint. Somebody took a stamp and manually counterstamped Kennedy's image onto the penny after it left the mint.These nov…
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The 111th Infantry Division went to France.  The 111th Infantry, currently part of the 56th SBCT, Pennsylvania Army National Guard earned WWI campaign credit for: Champagne-Marne Aisne-Marne Oise-Aisne Meusse-Argonne Champagne Lorraine  I have a photo of my great grandfather (Archie L. J…
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The US declared its neutrality at the beginning of the World War I, and one reason was the immigration of people from European countries. These Europeans were from the nations of both European powers, and therefore didn't allow the United States to side with a European Alliance.
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all the killing in the country made it less safe
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: One effect was the United States having great income of money from loan's they gave out to Europe over the year. Second affect would be better technology, As in better home life and war goods.Ex: Washing machine,Refridgerator,Gun's,Tanks, And even Food.
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Avoidable. Avoidable as long as Germany held off on unrestricted subnmarine warfare - indeed most unlikely to happen without that. Once that decision had been taken, much harder to avoid. To avoid it, President Wilson would have to either ban US merchantmen from entering European waters. or e…
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American intervention was the proverbial feather that broke Germany's back. Germany had actually fought well in WWI, fending off the Russian empire in the East and, though not winning in the West, was definitely holding its own against England and France. It was the 'scale tipper'
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Unemployment fell to a low 1.2 percent in 1944 and some workers invested up their paychecks in war bonds. Farmers had battled dust storms and floods, the early 1940's had good weather for farming crops and they also benefited from machinery and fertilizers. As a result, crop production increased by …
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World War one was the first great war. It was the biggest war the world had seen and involved many countries.
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Yes.  See Related LinksSee the Related Links for "soc.history.what-if" to the left for more details (not necessarily exhaustive) on the US contribution to WW1.
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Answer The United States did not enter WWI sooner because they initially wanted to remain neutral in order to keep the Atlantic open for trade with everyone and to not get involved with European politics.
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War is an enormous investment of resources - and of course it gets people killed! Since most of us prefer not to get involved in a fight that doesn't effect us directly, they was considerable sentiment in the US to stay out of the fight. It was far from the US - across the ocean. Unlike most of the …
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The US entered WW1 the last yr, which means 1917-1918. The United States declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917, thus entering WWI. America entered after the sinking of the Lusitania off the Irish coast by German u-boats when 3,000 U.S. citizens were killed.
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Total Europeans Deaths during WWITen million Europeans died on the battlefield and Twenty million died of hunger and disease related to the war, totaling to Thirty Four million. **actually, there were almost 100 million Europeans killed in WW2, given the totality of these deaths, both soldier and no…
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First was the sinking of the Lusitania, a civilian ship coming from England to New York, by German U-boats. German's took out ad space in American papers telling American's not to travel by boat, but the ads were ignored. President Woodrow Wilson then tried to negotiate diplomatic peace and institu…
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The previous answer of "849,000 young men were killed in ther Korean war" is false. It was nowhere near this amount. 36,516 Americans military men and women lost their lives in this war. This was a large cost for America in teamrs of death and wounded. This figure represents all ages and not just …
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As with all wars, there were numerous factors in play, both on the Korean Peninsula and on the world stage. Some of the decisions made can be seen as, and may have been, errors.The decision by two politically opposite nations to invade Korea and set up a government was probably the first of these. T…
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there were only china, Vietnam, and north Korea were communist
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Answer Remember that the Korean war was NEVER officially over, it was simply a suspension of warfare. The De-Militarised Zone is heavilly fortified on both sides, and the US and South Korean troops are on immediate call to defend the country.
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To my knowledge there hasn't been any real studies on the amount of land destroyed in Vietnam. The reasons possibly because if you are talking about by bombings and the destruction that caused or by the amounts of chemicals we sprayed, such as Agent orange and the other herbicides we used to kill an…
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In my experience, it would depend on how much US residency the man has and what date he became a US citizen. Children of US citizens are eligible to derive citizenship from their US citizen parents (jus sanguinis), but the citizen parent must meet age and residency requirements.
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%REPLIES% Answer It will probably just annoy her. Seriously, what's the point? If she can't be bothered to see you for 15 minutes, what do you hope to gain by stopping by with seemingly no purpose? You may not have much to lose, but you probably have about as much to gain on this one…
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Answer The Back Bay. Was then, is now. The South End was actually built up as housing for the servants of Beacon Hill and Back Bay families. According to W. Firey in his 1947 Book, "Land Use in Central Boston" (Harvard U Press), The Social Register listed 1,922 households of which 1,519 were in …
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Contact the issuers of the stock and ask them to put a tracer on them. Stock shares are (should) be sent by certified mail with a receipt of deliverance returned to the sender.
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%REPLIES% Answer i think Ny was pretty chaotic during WWII. The war caused the Great Depression which meant there was little food at high prices. jobs were rare and people were worried about what was going on in Europe. Hope this could help! Answer WW2 didn't cause the Great Depression.…
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Yes. There were some exceptions in cases in which the drummer was not formally enlisted (and was more of a regimental mascot) but, in the vast majority of cases, any drummer, fifer, or other musician was carried on the regiments rolls as a full-fledged member of the unit, and was entitled to pay, u…
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Economic changes before the civil war due to the introduction of the cotton gin to the united states, specifically in the southern region. Both areas of the united stated started to become equally industrialized.However, at this point in time, the north was still exponentially more industrialized…
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Willie Johnston of the 3rd Vermont won the Medal of Honor for heroism on an unknown date in the spring of 1862. Since he was born about July, 1850, he would have been eleven years old. He is the youngest recipient of the Medal of Honor ever. Orion P. Howe, age 14, won the Medal of Honor on May 19(?)…
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Hi, Simi....Ashton Powell Johnson was my great uncle (my great grandfather was his youngest brother). We have a few photographs of him, plus dozens of letters he wrote during the war. They are marvelous, beautifully written and include drawings he did for his youngest brothers. One in particular is …
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" i am hoeny It stopped slavery." Try again. The south had already outlawed the importation of slaves with its Articals of Confederation. Also just so that everyone knows the Emancipation Proclomation was total bulls**t. Pull it out and read it and you will know that it only freed slaves in areas …
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Here are the main reasons agreed by historians. The treaty of Versailles (peace treaty after ww1) was not signed by the USA because they warned that Germany would want revenge as the treaty was too harsh. America told us and the French that once Germany came back for revenge don't come crying to the…
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That's a very broad question and books could be written on the subject. One of the largest changes for America was that after the war it was the only one of the Western allies whose economy had not been ruined by the war, which placed the US in a position of having a virtual monopoly on manufacture…
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Damaged Ships Here are opinions and answers from FAQ Farmers:Kamikaze aircraft sank 26 US naval vessels and damaged 164 others during WW2.Various accounts put the losses to kamikazes at the Battle for Okinawa alone at 21 ships sunk, 217 damaged (43 to the point of being written off). One Air Force …
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We did build a fine tank that was a match for the Tiger or Panther one on one. It was called the M26 Pershing. It came out in the fall of 1944. About 200 were shipped to the ETO before the war ended. It was armed with the m3 90mm gun and could poke holes in German tanks at a 3000 yards!There is a fi…
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%DETAILS% There are more legends about Pearl Harbor than any other event of WWII. None have a shred of evidence, nor even make logical sense. The idea that the Japanese government would have informed Hawaiians of Japanese descent that they were about to attack Pearl Harbor would make no sense, an…
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D-Day, June 6, 1944, was when the Allied forces invaded France on the beaches at Normandy under the direction of Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D Eisenhower. See the film "Saving Private Ryan" or "The Longest Day." You can also watch the first 3 episodes of Band of Brothers as they have to do with…
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I assume you're asking how much the US contributed to the Allied victory in WWII. In a short simple statement, you could say that the US aid to Great Britain was critical for that country's survival. Also that the US defeated the Japanese empire more or less by herself, with little assistance from a…
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Major Turning Points of World War 2This is a question that cannot have a definitive answer. In such a large confict, there are certainly many "turning points", and there will be differing opinions on them. Here are some of the many opinions offered by FAQ Farmers:Battle of BritainIf the RAF had been…
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%DETAILS% There were 8 carriers at the start of WW2. They were the Langley, the Lexington, the Saratoga, the Ranger, the Yorktown, the Enterprise, the Wasp, and the Hornet. The Ranger was the first whose hull was laid down as a carrier. The ones before were converted from other types of ships. &…
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First Medal of Honor in WWII: Gunnery Sergeant John BasiloneJohn BasiloneBY DUANE A. VACHON - It seemed appropriate that the first hero of 2011 should be the man who was awarded the first Medal of Honor in the Second World War.John Basilone was born on November 4th, 1916. Basilone was born and raise…
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Requirements for Being Awarded a Silver Star Bring up this website and scroll down to the Silver Star, it will give you the requirements. http://www.americal.org/awards/achv-svc.htm LEGAL REQUIREMENTS Title 10, United States Code § 3746. Silver star: award The President may award a silver …
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%DETAILS% The 776th has an association which I suggest you contact. They will be able to provide you more information, go to the attached web site and scroll down until you locate the 776thhttp://www.normandyallies.org/dbase-armor.htmHere is a web site that the 776th maintains on the web:http://w…
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If you know the name of the ship, try an Internet search for it. For example, if it was the USS Sims, go ask.com and type in "USS Sims." This will bring up any web sites for the USS Sims. You can enter any site and see if they have a bulletin board to ask questions. This is how I found shipmates of …
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You could try the online yellow pages if you know the name and where he lived.
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Hello Becky,My Dad (Arthur E. Metzler) was in the 472nd QM Truck Company "C" in India during World War II.If you want, you can contact me at my e-mail address: CBI4345AM@aol.comIt would be an honor to help you any way that I can.If anyone else would like to contact me, please do so by all means.I ha…
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%DETAILS% Answer May I respectfully suggest this work of NON-fiction: Code-Name Downfall The Secret Plan To Invade Japan by Thomas B. Allen & Norman Polmar New York Simon & Schuster 1995 ISBN: 0-684-80406-9 351 pages Richard V. Horrell WW 2 Connections.com
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Easy Company in England E/506th P.I.R, 101st A.B. Div. was stationed in Aldbourne, England, from Sept. 17, 1943 to May 31, 1944. On May 31 E Co. was moved to Upottery, & was there until June 5, 1944, when they boarded their C-47's for D-Day. Here is more input: Note that many people get the spe…
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%DETAILS% They not only made jewelry, but something else called Trench Art. It has become very colllectible as time goes by. The practice started in World War I and continues today. Here is a web page that shows some Trench Art. You can also go to Google.com and type in trench art and get many h…
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America would probley not be affected that much, Germany would have taken most of Europe, but it would have taken a couple of years to take Russia completely, even if the Germans had won, they would have to spend millions, if not billions to rebuild and recover from so many losses, their empire woul…
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%DETAILS% Answer In July 1941, the United States, Gr. Britain, & the Netherlands (in exile) embargoed cotton, petroleum, & scrap metal as a way to "leverage" the Japanese to curtain their war effort in China. As we know from history, not only did it not work, but pushed the Japanese towards wa…
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US 2nd Army My father was in the 2nd army during ww 2. he informed me that they were not their own unit but attached to all kind of other units. for instance my dad was attached to the 857th ordinance co. heavy automotive maintainance. he was a mechanic/driver and worked on anything that needed rep…
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POW Camps in USA There were about 665 POW Camps in the U.S. during WWII, 21 in Canada. I respectfully suggest you contact the NPS site in Andersonville, Georgia. The historic theme of the park is American POW's in all wars, but they also cover what it was like to be a POW of our nation, at a camp wi…
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%DETAILS% Answer NO! The regular Infantry soldiers from 40th Division, 185th Infantry,E Company were given M.P.Helmets, M.P. Arm Bands and 45 caliber revolvers and they worked with Taegu,Korea Police. That was on Sept. 8 or 15 of 1945 as an advance occupation force.
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%FOLLOWUPS% The strength of the US Navy the day before the attack upon Pearl Harbor is as follows:8 Aircraft Carriers 17 Battleships 36 Cruisers 171 Destroyers 112 SubmarinesDuring WW 2 the US Navy losses in ships were as follows:11 Aircraft Carriers 2 Battleships 10 Cruisers 71 Destroyers 53 Sub…
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%REPLIES% Answer The US Navy had 4,183,000 men & women serve their country in WW 2. Of that number, there were 36,900 sailors & airmen K.I.A./M.I.A., along with 37,800 W.I.A. Richard V. Horrell WW 2 Connections.com
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%DETAILS% Answer Unfortunately, the hand signals used extensively in Band of Brothers and SPR are from the Vietnam era, not WW2. Dale Dye, the military consultant who is from the Vietnam era USMC, likes to use them. The WW2 era hand signals were much simpler: http://www.ccone.com/ww2/29th…
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Japan had never before in its history lost a foreign war thus the very concept of defeat was alien to them. Furthermore the Samurai code which infused their military culture utterly rejected the idea of surrender. Surrender was shameful and cowardly. The only honorable thing to do was fight on to d…
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I have a list of all the men that served in the 15th Infantry Regiment during WW 2. Unfortunately it is not broken down by "Company," but alphabetical for the entire regiment. Please feel free to e-mail me with the question(s) that you have so that I may try to assist you.Richard V. Horrell WW 2 Con…
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%DETAILS% mac landed on oct 20th 1944 on red beach 2 in the 24th infantry division sector. the beach was still hot when mac came ashore. the u.s. army infantry motto "follow me" was coined that day when col. red newman came ashore and saw his 34th infantry regiment stuck on the beach under heavy…
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%DETAILS% Answer The 39th Infantry Regiment is credited with eight campaigns for the European Theatre of Operations. They are: Algeria-Fr. Morocco (with Arrowhead) Tunisia, Sicily, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace & Central Europe. These would be indicated by one silver s…
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My father was an Italian prisoner of war in WW II. He was captured somewhere in Africa and taken to the U.S. and sent to prison camps in Boston and in Albuquerque, New Mexico. When he was in Boston, I know he told us that once in a while the Italian families in Boston would be able to pick them up a…
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The 1st Marine Division probably saw more combat in the Pacific than any other division sized unit in WWII. 1st Marine Div. was the first American division to engage any Axis power in offensive combat on Guadalcanal in August 1942. 1st Marine Div. made four amphibious landings and fought in four cam…
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There is a list at http://www.recordsofwar.com/iwo/dead/dead.htmand a searchable database being built at:http://www.iwojimahistory.comRay Backstrom iwojimahistory.com If you are looking for the name of a specific person I respectfully suggest you try The American Battle Monument Commission. They hav…
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If I understand the forum rules, such excessively long answers, and in a discussion format, should be left for the Discussion Section. But rather then erase them all out, let me point out (at the top for those who don't want to read the discussion) that there are only two possible answers. Here they…
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The Naval portion of the invasion was Operation NEPTUNE, the name for the entire invasion was Operation OVERLORD. D-Day or Day-Day or Day of Days.Normandy Landings.Operation Overlord.  Overall codename was OverlordBut this is spilt into several operational codenamesOperation Tonga - the landi…
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Japan drew the US into WW 2 when they launched an unprovoked attack upon our Pacific Fleet while at peace, Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941. Japan launched the attack because of many reasons, one of which was an oil embargo placed upon her by the US & Gr. Britain. The oil embargo was placed by the US & …
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I am not certain but I think that total U.S, military strength reached eight million. The total number who seved would have been somewhat larger than that but not greatly since most men served for the duration. Michael Montagne   TOTAL NUMBER IN UNITED STATES FORCES DURING WW2 ARMY:8,300,000 …
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- While aboard the USS Bonn Homme Richard ( CVA 31 ) in the late 50's I personally observed this being done, with AD's, at almost every port that we entered, especially in Japan. The AD had a prop arc of 13'6" and was rated at 3,350 hp. The AD pilots really did complain, just as shown in the movie. …
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I don't know but I would advise asking at your local American Legion post or VFW hall. Either of those organizations will have someone who can at least tell you who to contact.Michael Montagne   I have the answer you are looking for I believe! I recently got some of my father's medals that…
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I have to assume you mean prior to Dec 7, 1941. For after that the US was hardly neutral. Prior to that bombing of Pearl Harbor the United States basic policy was one of neutrality and isolationism stemming from WWI. President Roosevelt did offer and aid through material sources help to Great Britai…
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Chief among the detractors of the attack on the U.S. was the man in overall charge of the operation, Admiral Yamamoto. He knew that the attack would only buy him some time to do what he wanted in the Pacific but that eventually the U.S. would hit them like the proverbial ton of bricks (that's my int…
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Dear Dee, Your question is not clear. Are you asking someone to tell you what medals your relative earned?orYou have the medals, but don't know what they are for.If you are asking the second questions I can help you if you describe the ribbon or medal. You can contact me at pzv@earthlink.net BUT I h…
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It was absolutely vital. It was only through control of the Atlantic sea lanes that vital shipments of food, fuel, ammunition and all other war materiel were able to get to Britain. Had Germany been able to blockade Great Britain then the British would soon have been out of the war, theri people red…
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Did the US Win WWII The Allies, of which the U.S. was a member of, were victorious in WW 2. Here are more opinions: The war was won by the United Nations, a grand alliance compromising of soldiers from many nations, and it was these men and women who came together to fight the tyranny of Japan and…
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135,576 American military personnel were KIA in Europe between D-Day & V-E Day. (this figure is for the European theater of operations All which correspond to all of Europe, Mediterranean theater is excluded)
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I don't think desert is quite the right term but essentially the answer is yes. Aircraft in trouble could request emergency landing in neutral countries. By international treaty those countries had to permit the landing and then intern the crews. Internment in these neutral POW camps was a whole lot…
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Japan's Surrender Possibly both, in a way. By the end of the war the Japanese military wanted to continue the war. They believed in the glory of a beautiful death. But the war ended because of a decision of the Emperor. No one knows exactly what made the Emperor decide to surrender. …
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UPDATED 3 Dec 2010: Without the aircraft carrier (AC), the United States would probably not have entered the war when and how it did. The AC allowed the Japanese Navy to successfully attack Pearl Harbor, a feat believed impossible at that time. Before Pearl Harbor, many naval tacticians did not beli…
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Casualties for US troops serving in the Fifth Army in Italy from Sept. 9, 1943 to V-E Day are as follows:KIA 19,475WIA 80,530MIA 9,637Total 109,642Richard V. HorrellWW 2 Connections.comFrom September 1943 to May 1945, the two Allied armies incurred 312,000 casualties of ALL types(includes the Britis…
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Exactly what was done, win it. That is usually the best way to stop a war. If one side trys to stop it without winning it the other side usually stops just long enough to build up strength and then starts it again. Michael Montagne   The parachute brigade I served with had the saying "Peace t…
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There is a movie you may want to go rent called "FATHERLAND" with Rutger Hauer. The tag line is something like 'What the world would be like if Hitler had won the war'. The opening sequence is all actual war footage, but everything the narrator says is not what actually happened, but rather what cou…
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%DETAILS% Answer Germany & Italy declared war upon the United States Dec. 11, 1941. It is rather difficult not to respond to the nations with the most powerful militaries at the time. Then when they begin to sink your cargo ships within sight of your East Coast cities, it's time to retaliate.…
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The U.S. demanded that Japan withdraw from China and Indochina (but would have settled for a token withdrawal and a promise not to take more territory). General Hideki set November 29 as the last day on which Japan would accept a settlement without war. His deadline, which was kept secret, meant tha…
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To the first, possibly, and to the second, probably not (though this is so vague that someone could probably come up with something if he or she strained hard enough).Whether you are in agreement with the US's actions since WW2 or not, it is difficult to find any meaningful similarity between Americ…
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Approximately 50,000 Silver Star Medals were awarded in WWII.
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