How many Americans fought in World War 2?
Number of US Soldiers and Sailors in WW2 Here are three different answers:
- Approximately 16 million men and women served in the US Military during WW 2.
- 11 million. Out of them, 7 million were sent to the army. 671,485 U.S. Soldiers were wounded and 450,670 U.S. soldiers died.
- TOTAL NUMBER IN UNITED STATES FORCES DURING WW2
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Probably no way to tell for certain. Military records didnt have where your family had come from. They didn't write down Latino, Hispanic,etc. this does not answer my question !!!!!!!
Combat units were segregated until President Truman changed that policy in 1948-49. (General Mathew Ridgeway also writes in his memoirs that, in practice, not much had really changed on the ground even when he took over from MacArthur during the Korean War.) You'll find this question has already been addressed several times already -- up above -- in this WWII section of faqfarm. Other than for publicity stunt purposes, such as with the 'Tuskeegee Airmen,' blacks in WWII were ships' stewards, orderlies for officers, truck drivers, and in rear-area supply units. Improving On The : Your grasp of the facts appears to stem from a decidedly racist viewpoint, one which ignores truth. Segregation was the name of the game, that much is true, but just as there were some whites who were not expected to be involved in front-line action, there were also some Blacks who found themselves in circumstances that lead to combat. For example, rear echelon units, support units, supply ships, aviation ground crews, etc, were often attacked and had to defend themselves. There were African-Americans (or Colored, as they were known at the time) that fought in various units in all theatres of World War II. Their combat roles/opportunites/experiences were extremely limited, but not entirely non-existant. General Patton had an Anti-Tank Battlion (see 92d AT Bn) assigned to the 3d Army, and it was an all-Black unit that saw action against the Germans. On Iwo Jima, Black Marines assigned to Fuel Companies, Graves Registration Units, Supply units, etc were caught up in the fighting when Japanese opposition proved to be more stringent than expected. Finally, your comment, " . . . publicity stunt . . . " needs to be addressed. The Tuskegee Airmen not only fought the Luftwaffe in the air, they also have the distinction of never having lost a single bomber that they escorted. It's true that they made up only one of hundreds of Allied squadrons, but that doesn't diminish their contribution to the war effort. If you were to assume that to be unimportant, try saying it to the face of any veteran, any surviving family member of someone killed in combet, or any living person who directly owes their life to a Black serviceman who saved them. These are just a couple of examples, but there are many, many more.
In the European Theater 3,065,505 American Soldiers were serving. As of 30 April 1945. Stamps and Esposito, A Military History of WWII (Volume I Operations in the European Theaters), U.S.M.A. 1953
They were nicknamed "fat cows" because they were more obese than soldiers from other countries at war, and they were way heavier than the POWs.
Answer . \nAbout sixteen million.\nMichael Montagne
Over 4 million soldiers contributed, but only ~250,000 fought
Between the armed forces, navy, and air force, about 13 million American men and women served in WW2 (450,000 died, 950,000 were injured).
There is an estimate that 3% of the American population was Jewish and 4.32% of the army was American Jews. They say 550,000 Jews were in the army during WWII
OVER 16,000 US Servicemen were in uniform during WW2. Approximately 11 million men were in the US Army. The remaining 4 plus million men were in the US Navy (the Marines are (and were) part of the US Navy...500,000 (half a million) men were in the US Marine Corps); the US Air Force did NOT EXIST, US Airmen were part of the US Army. Consequently, the 11 million men in the above figures for the Army is counting the AIR FORCE/AIR CORPS. WW2 consisted of TWO Wars; the Land war in Europe, and the Ocean War in the Pacific. The majority of the US Army was in Europe. Token forces of US Navy, and US Marine Corps were in Europe. The majority of the US Navy and US Marine Corps fought under Admiral Nimitz in the Central Pacific. US Army General MacArthur's command in the South Pacific, General Wainwright's command, General Stillwell's command (CBI Theater), and General Simon Buckner's 10th Army were well engaged in the Pacific also.
As of March 20, 1918, 297,000 US troops had been sent to fight in World War I. SOURCE: US Army in the World War, 1917-1919: Organization of American Expeditionary Forces. Historical Division Department of the Army, Washington, D.C. 1948 By the end of May 1918 the number of US troops in Europe was 600,000. SOURCE: Records of the Great War, Vol. VI, ed. Charles F. Horne, National Alumni 1923 ANSWER -As of these Americans, about 117,000 United States soldiers were killed during WWI, out of the 4,272,500 deployed. There were also 204,000 wounded - with a casualty rate of 8% for the killed/wounded combined.
men died during the war.
See film: Go For Broke; story of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team
American women were not allowed to enter in combat like the British and the Soviet women who were used as spys, snipers, plane mechanics etc. Because America entered the war later then all the other countries, it wasn't as desperate for men as the other countries were (Who had lost many over the course of 2 years) But they did serve as nurses and clerical workers that helped the war effort.
Over 16 million US Servicemen were under arms during WW2. About 1 in 12 actually had any contact with the enemy in a combat context.
How many US soldiers served in World War 2?
Knowing first how many Americans fought in World War 2 and knowing next how many deaths were suffered among this group what percentage of Americans in WW II died?
Approximately 16 million US servicemen fought in WW2. About 400,000 men died.
It is estimated that over 44,000 native Americans saw military service during World War 2. In addition around 40,000 worked in jobs for the war industry. A total of more than 150,000 native Americans contributed directly in industrial, agricultural and military aspects of the American war effort. Joseph Medicine Crow High Bird, last war chief of the Crow tribe, was recently given a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Bronze Star Medal and the French LÃ©gion d'honneur for his exploits during WW2 as a scout with the US 103rd Infantry Division. These deeds also earned him the four traditional coups which granted him war chief status. He is said to have worn warpaint beneath his uniform and he sang a traditional Crow victory song as he stole German officer's horses.
Audie Murphy fought in WW2 and came home a war hero. Jimmy Stewart served in the USAF during wartime as well. I'm sure there are others but these two come to mind.
techniquely none of them fought because it was a surprise attack from Japan and they weren't ready to fight.
Dwight David Eisenhower. Commanded American forces in North Africa and Sicily before moving his HQ to England and becoming commander of the Invasion of France. Allied commander from D-Day to the end of the war. John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Flunked out of Harvard, so his powerful father pulled strings and had John made an ensign in the US Navy so John could serve as an assistant Naval aide to his father who was Ambassador to Great Britain. Rumors of John's womanizing there reached J. Edgar Hoover, who detested the father. Hoover maneuvered to have Kennedy assigned to a backwater of the war, as a Patrol Torpedo Boat commander in the Solomon Islands of the southwest Pacific. There Kennedy's boat was idling one dark night along a Japanese supply route looking for Japanese ships, when a Japanese destroyer running without lights suddenly loomed out of the darkness and ran over Kennedy's boat, cutting it in two. Kennedy demonstrated great leadership in the next few days eventually leading the survivors to safety. Hoover's maneuvers backfire on him as favorable impression of these events helps Kennedy gain a paper thin majority in 1960 presidential race. Lyndon Baines Johnson. Johnson, with help from political cronies, flew as an observer on a single bombing mission in the south Pacific. The aircraft he was on experienced mechanical problems and turned back before reaching enemy territory, bombing nothing. "Landslide Lyndon" cronies have Lyndon awarded a Silver Star for his great heroism and he soon departs the area to cross swords in the legislature. Wears a miniature Silver Star lapel pin throughout his presidency to remind everyone what a big hero he was. Richard Milhouse Nixon. Served as a Navy personnel and supply officer, saw no action. Remembered as a careful poker player, who only stayed in hands when he was virtually certain to win. Returned home with over $7,000 in poker winnings, a very considerable sum at the time. Gerald R. Ford, Naval aviator. Crashed seven planes learning to fly, becoming a "Japanese ace". George H. W. Bush (41), Naval aviator. Flew torpedo bombers, which carried three men including the pilot. Plane damaged on raid to Chichi Jima, crash landed in ocean, Bush only man to escape wreckage. Saved by US submarine on "lifeguard duty" during this air raid.
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Well over one million US troops reached France. Another million was in the pipeline when the war ended. The US sent over forty infantry division to France. US WWI divisions were huge, around 28,000 men, almost three times bigger than those of any other combatant nation. Just over 100,000 Americans were killed in the fighting. Most of these died in the last six months of the war, as US units were finally there, equipped and ready to get into the fight.
Yes, American soil was affected by the Second World War. The Aleutian Islands were occupied by the Japanese, who had to be forcibly removed.
American troops were first mobilized in the Pacific in 1942 after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Then Hitler declared war on the U.S after we went to war with Japan, leading to the invasion of France in 1944. Hope this helps. :)
While the most famous and largest landing of American soldiers was in Normandy, France, many other invasions took place. -West Africa -Algeria -Sicily -Salerno -Anzio -Normandy -Southern France -Many, many islands in the Pacific including notably Guadalcanal, Leyte, Luzon, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa.