How many Americans fought in World War 2?

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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
ARMY: 8,300,000 NAVY: 4,204,662 MARINES: 599,693 GRAND TOTAL: 13,104,355 TOTAL US CASUALTIES: ARMY: KILLED IN ACTION: 223,215 WOUNDED: 571,679 MISSING: 12,752 TOTAL ARMY CASULITES: 807,646 NAVY: KILLED IN ACTION: 34,702 DIED OF WOUNDS: 1,783 OTHER DEATHS: 26,793 TOTAL NAVY DEATHS: 63,278 WOUNDED: 33,670 MISSING: 28 TOTAL NAVY CASUALTIES: 96,976 MARINES KILLED IN ACTION: 15,460 DIED OF WOUNDS: 3,163 OTHER DEATHS: 5,863 TOTAL MARINE DEATHS: 24,486 WOUNDED: 67,134 TOTAL MARINE CAUALTIES: 91,620 GRAND TOTAL KILLED IN ACTION IN ARMY, NAVY, MARINES 273,377 DIED OF WOUNDS LATER: 4,946 OTHER DEATHS: 32,656 TOTAL DEATHS: 310,979 MISSING: 12,780 WOUNDED: 672,483 GRAND TOTAL CASUALTIES IN ARMY, NAVY, MARINES: 996,242 (AIR FORCES ARE INCLUDED IN THE ABOVE BRANCHES. US COAST Guard HAD 172,952 MEN ENGAGED, 1,917 DEATHS OF WHICH 572 WERE KILLED IN ACTION.) THIS DATA IS FROM MY ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOK "THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF WWII" ARMED SERVICES MEMORIAL EDITION, CO. 1945 1948 16,354,000 men & women served in the U.S. Armed Forces during WW 2. This number includes members of the Army, Army Air Corps, Navy & Marines. Richard V. Horrell WW 2 Connections.com Answer TOTAL NUMBER IN UNITED STATES FORCES DURING WW2 ARMY:8,300,000 NAVY:4,204,662 MARINES: 599,693. GRAND TOTAL 13,104,355 TOTAL US CASUALTIES:ARMY: 223,215 KILLED IN ACTION;WOUNDED 571,679;MISSING 12,752;TOTAL ARMY CASULITES 807,646. NAVY; KILLED IN ACTION 34,702; DIED OF WOUNDS 1,783; OTHER DEATHS 26,793; TOTAL NAVY DEATHS 63,278;WOUNDED 33,670 MISSING 28; TOTAL NAVY CASUALTIES 96,976. MARINES; KILLED IN ACTION 15,460 DIED OF WOUNDS 3,163; OTHER DEATHS 5,863; TOTAL MARINE DEATHS 24,486; WOUNDED 67,134; TOTAL MARINE CAUALTIES 91,620.GRAND TOTAL KILLED IN ACTION IN ARMY NAVY MARINES 273,377.DIED OF WOUNDS LATER 4,946;OTHER DEATHS 32,656; TOTAL DEATHS 310,979. MISSING 12,780; WOUNDED 672,483; GRAND TOTAL CASUALTIES IN ARMY,NAVY,MARINES, 996,242.(AIR FORCES ARE INCLUDED IN THE ABOVE BRANCHES. US COAST GUARD HAD 172,952 MEN ENGAUGED,1,917 DEATHS OF WHICH 572 WERE KILLED IN ACTION.) THIS DATA IS FROM MY ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOK "THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF WWII" ARMED SERVICES MEMORIAL EDITION......CO.1945 1948 HOPE THIS HELPS YOU.... Answer Aproximately 4 million Service men in the Navy Army and Air Force. Answer 16 million men & women served in the US Military during WW 2.
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How many African-Americans fought in World War 2?

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.

How many Americans fought in Europe in World War 2?

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.

How many Americans served fought in World War 1?

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.

Who were the American women who fought in World War 2?

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.

How many American Indians fought in World War 2?

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 Légion 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.

Who are the 6 American Presidents that fought in World War 2?

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.

How many Americans fought and died in World War 1?

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.

Where did the American soldiers who fought in World War 2 land?

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.