List of us navy admirals during World War 2?
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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.\n. \n. \nRichard V. Horrell\nWW 2 Connections.com
%DETAILS%\n. \n. \n Answer \n. \nThe wearing of a gold earring by sailors goes back for thousands of years. In ancient time, sailors wore a gold earring in case their ship sank, or they were swept overboard. After they drown, their body would hopefully wash ashore somewhere. Wherever that …was, the sailor hoped that the gold earring was of enough value to those that found his body to give it a decent burial. Anything else upon his person would of been destroyed by salt water, but not metal attached to his body. By WW 2 this was no longer needed, but done as a custom to indicate that you were a sailor. One could chalk it up to "Navy Pride."\n. \nRichard V. Horrell\nWW 2 Connections.com\n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n Answer = =\n. \n\n\n\n LOOK AT THAT SAILOR'S EARRING\n. \nIn Honolulu recently a malihini (newcomer) lady made a startling discovery. Noticing a huge, red-bearded sailor seated several tables away, she declared: "Look at that! He's wearing an earring!"\n. \nNow that demobilization is under way, and America's cities are filling with ex-servicemen, civilians will see more and more brawny men with a ring or pendant in their left ear. At first, they well be amused, but eventually will come to accept the custom as unquestionably as they accept jewelry dangling from the lobes of our ladies.\n. \nMen's earrings are nothing new, old salts will tell you. Even before the days of pirates, mariners who had sailed the China seas or had done any Asiatic duty took to wearing earrings as a mark of their service in the Orient. It was the campaign ribbon of its day.\n. \nThe modern gob, after he has sailed in Asiatic waters, gets his ears pierced and a ring inserted, then goes to a tattoo parlor and has various Chinese legends etched on the shank of his left leg.\n. \nBut not all men who wear earrings are veterans of Asiatic sea service. The custom has been adopted by many who have sailed in the Central, South, or Southwest Pacific without entering the waters of the China Sea . . . \n--Hal J. Kanter\n. \nFrom: The Saturday Evening Post, December 8, 1945, page 119 (MORE)
During the war itself there were only three, Eisenhower, MacArthur, and Admiral Nimitz. After the war Omar Bradley got a fifth and so, I think, did George Marshal. Michael Montagne General Marshall actually received his 5th star during the war, days before MacArthur and Eisenhower received theirs, …as follows: General of the Army George C. Marshall: December 16, 1944 General of the Army Douglas MacArthur: December 18, 1944 General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower: December 20, 1944 General of the Army Henry H. Arnold: December 21, 1944 (Redesignated General of the Air Force pursuant to Public Law 58, 81st Congress, approved May 7, 1949): General of the Army Omar N. Bradley: September 20, 1950 During WWII there were 7 officers with 5 stars! 3 in the Navy: Fleetadmiral William D. Leahy Fleetadmiral Ernest J. King Fleetadmiral Chester W. Nimitz all with date of rank December 15, 1944 3 in the Army: General of the Army George C. Marshall December 16, 1944 General of the Army Douglas C. MacArthur December 18, 1944 General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower December 20, 1944 1 in the Army Air Corps: General of the Army Henry H. Arnold December 21, 1944* after the war 2 more officers got a fifth star: Fleetadmiral William F. Halsey jr. December 11, 1945 General of the Army Omar N. Bradley September 20, 1950 . became General of the Air Force May 7, 1949 (MORE)
Answer . \nIt was not "Face Paint" it was anti-flash cream, to reduce the chance of skin burns from explosions. It is the same as zinc cream sold for skin protection at the beach.
You can go to the navy records look up navy officers that died in World War 2 and it should tell you where they were stationd and where they died.
The US Navy was the only reason the war was won in the Pacific. None of our allies were cable of matching the naval strength of the IJN. Without the defeat of the IJN (Imperial Japanese Navy) the US would have had to sue for peace with Japan. But as they were an ally of Germany, who had also declare…d war on the US, the terms could not have been very reasonable, or even acceptable. Japan could not have invaded or conquered the US, but they could have squeezed her economically to the point of collapse. It's hard to imagine what the US could have done in that situation. My guess is that we would have bided our time until the Atomic bomb was ready and then attack, but it would have taken far more than just two bombs to defeat Japan then. resulting in a much longer, and deadly conflict. if that can be imagined. I also believe that the war in Europe would also have been lost had not the navy been able to get enough ships, with enough supplies, to Great Britain, and to Russia as well. Without these indispensable items of war, niether country would have been able to withstand the fascist onslought. It was the Navy that improvised, adapted, and overcame the U-boat with the convoy system, new radar,sonar and the 'jeep' carrier. Technological advances that Germany could not match.chibear (MORE)
Answer . \nThe Navy was a vital arm of fighting in WWII, especially in the Pacific theater.\n. \nThe Navy guarded convoys in the Atlantic, fought submarines, shelled the coastline in preperation for attacks, and served as a vital supply route along with the Merchant Marine.\n. \nIn the Pacific,… the Navy defeated the Japanese Imperial Navy-sinking most of the Japanese carriers and battleships either with carrier-launched aircraft or submarines. The Navy also ferried the Marine and Army units which fought hard to recapture lost territory and bring the fight to the Japanese (MORE)
How can you trace a relative who was a US Navy serviceman stationed in New Zealand during World War 2?
Answer . \nGet all the information you can on your grandfather, but don't look in New Zealand. Your grandfather was American so call "Veteran's Affairs" in the U.S. and trace him from there. You may have to pay a little to get this information, but it's important to you, so do it.\n. \nIf you …have the name of the ship he was on, you may get lucky if you go on:\n. \nwww.google.com\n. \nType in: Crew list for the ship SS_______________.\n. \nGood luck\nMarcy (MORE)
If he is still alive he must approve your request for HIS records.. If you are a DIRECT blood relative of this man, you can apply to get his military service records, from the U.S. Government, Department of Veteran's Administration. You will need to know the following information first, before you …apply.. His FULL name and date of birth, and place of birth, his date of enlistment and date of either discharge or death in service. His service number is helpful, as it was unique to each man.. If there is either an American Legion post, or a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in your local area, go there and ask for help to get the service records. Each post usually has a person who has had previous experience in this kind of search. (MORE)
Answer . About 60 percent of the almost 18 million who served in WWII were drafted.
Lt. Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner, CG Tenth Army, killed June 18, 1945 on Okinawa. (Posthumously promoted to General in 1954.) Rear Adm. Daniel J. Callahan, killed November 13, 1942 aboard USS SAN FRANCISCO (CA-38) at the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. Awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions. Re…ar Adm. Isaac C. Kidd, killed December 7, 1941 aboard USS ARIZONA (BB-39) during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions. Lt. Gen. Leslie J. McNair, CG Army Ground Forces (training & doctrine), killed July 25, 1944 in France by "friendly fire" (posthumously promoted to General in 1954). His son, Colonel Douglas McNair, chief of staff of the 77th Infantry Division , was killed two weeks later by a sniper on Guam. Maj. Gen. Maurice Rose, CG, 3rd Armored Division, killed in action in Germany on March 30, 1945. Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr., ADC, 4th Infantry Division, July 12, 1944 (heart attack). Roosevelt suffered from severe arthritis (walked with a cane) and diagnosed heart problems. He was the only general officer to land with the first wave on D-Day (June 6, 1944). Awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on that day. Rear Adm. Norman Scott, killed November 13, 1942 aboard USS ATLANTA (CL-51) at the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. Awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions. Brig. Gen. James Wharton, CG 28th Infantry Division, killed in France on August 12, 1944. "Nearly 1,100 U.S. Army generals served at some point during World War II, and of those about 40 died during or immediately following the war. Not all were in combat units, and some were not in enemy territory when they died. Of these generals, at least 11 were killed in action or died of wounds from hostile actions, two were executed by the Japanese while POWs, four were killed in plane crashes, one was killed by friendly fire, and five died of natural causes, including two of heart attacks. The remainder died of various causes in the first few months after the end of hostilities." (MORE)
The Atlantic Admiral during WWII . Admiral Royal E. Ingersoll until Nov. 15th, 1944 when he was relieved by Admiral J.H. Ingram
Answer . yes he was the commander and chief of Japan. No. The above answer is misinformed. Yamamoto commanded the Japanese Navy. Hirohito was the Emperor, although he was a figurehead, and Tojo held most of the power. And the term is commander-in-chief, not commander and chief.
Answer . No, there is not a specific list of the hundreds of thousands of sailors that served in the Pacific Theater. Information may be obtained through the military and the National Archives. Link provided but you must be the veteran or the next of kin.. evetrecs will not accept application 18…0 without exact service number and exact date of discharge [ss# unacceptable] from next of kin[son] (MORE)
What was GroPac during World War 2 as in 'Charles was drafted into military service and served in the US Navy in GroPac 8 on Saipan'?
Answer . That would actually be GroPac 8. (Group Pacific) It was a part of the Service Fleet of the Navy responsible for maintenance and repair.
Navy Ratings . S could stand for supply. Originally the S designated a seaman, an E-3 on the ranking charts. An S2 could refer to a Specialist (S) 2nd Class Petty Officer, which was a Specialist (Shore Patrol & Security). Without knowing a bit more about the individual and whether they were en…listed or an officer, it is hard to tell for sure which of the possible explanations is correct for your case, all are valid. . Staff Officer (S2) . The S2 is the unit's intelligencesection, responsible for collecting and analyzing intelligenceinformation about the enemy to determine what the enemy is doing, ormight do, to prevent the accomplishment of the unit's mission, and INCis a tool. During wargaming and planning with the S3, the S2 assumesthe role of the enemy in order to help the S3 anticipate the enemy'slikely moves and thus plan the unit's combat operations to defeat theenemy. The S2 is also the unit's resident expert on researchinggeographical areas of interest, and seeks to answer priorityinformation requests from the commanding officer on any intelligence issues.. The S2 is also the unit's security officer, and the S2 section manages all security clearance issues for the unit's personnel. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staff_Officer (MORE)
Answer . Well, I was looking for an answer, myself... but I'll try to get things started.. In Which We Serve, 1942, Noel Coward. The Cruel Sea, 1953, Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden. Sink The Bismarck! 1960, Kenneth More, Dana Wynter. Hellcats of the Navy, 1957, Ronald Reagan, Nancy Davis. Tora!… Tora! Tora! 1970, Joseph Cotten. Midway, 1976, Charlton Heston. Otoko-tachi no Yamato, 2005, Takashi Sorimachi. Das Boot, 1982, Jurgen Prochnow. Gallant Hours, 1960, James Cagney. The Enemy Below, 1957, Robert Mitchum, Curt Jurgens (MORE)
How did the division between the army and navy lead to us strategy in the Pacific during world war 2?
Europe was an "Army" show; the Pacific was a "Navy" show. Each one wanted their piece of the pie. The Navy wanted to implement "Plan Orange", the Army wanted to play a "big" role; and obviously couldn't in a "naval war." Therefore, the saving of England & Europe FIRST became the deciding factor. Arm…y wins! (MORE)
well,christopher Columbus found the new world (America) we all know that. Before he left he was having an affair-like thing with the queen of England named Queen Isabella. She gave him money and things for preparation. When he got there he placed a flag for the queen. He was named admiral of the sea… when he returned i am 13 in the eighth grade...pretty smart even if its wrong...gauranteed correct My name is katelyn alyssa lumpkins...i attend the Memphis academy of science and engineering in Memphis Tennessee first of all, christopher Columbus( who sailed in 1492) was NOT the admiral during ww2 (1939-1945) second, Columbus was SPANISH and so was queen Isabella, not English!!!!! Not something smart for a 13 year old to say.... and its not good to give out your full name and school and city on the internet... and third, if you looked it up first, you'd see that it was admiral Ingersoll, Ingram, and Halsey who were the admirals of the Atlantic... so next time, DO NOT put up something on the internet about history that is false in more than one way, say that its smart and guaranteed correct, and give out personal info on the internet.. Sincerely, someone smart (not the person who wrote the first paragraph) (MORE)
THE COLOR . I Dont Really Know But I Think It Green And Brown!!!. Cause they have to hide in the dirt and in the green grass!!!. Navy ---not Army . Many Navy helmets were grey. The Navy is fond of the paint color affectionally referred to as "battleship grey".. However, the Navy used severa…l different style helmets including a large one that allowed the wearer to use the ship intercom ear-piece. (MORE)
Admiral Chester William Nimitz Admirals Ernest J King and Chester Nimitz, to name two Cincpac Six-stripers! Cincpac- means commander In chief- Pacific theatre. Five-star Fleet Admiral Chester William Nimitz, Commander in Chief of the US Pacific Fleet and commander in chief of the Pacific Ocean Areas… for US and Allied air, land and sea forces. Admiral Nimitz, Admiral Halsey and Admiral Fletcher and Spruance. Nimitz was the Fleet Admiral. (MORE)
By the end of WW2, approximately: 80 Aircraft Carriers, 23 Battleships, 61 Cruisers, 360 Destroyers, 500 Destroyer Escorts, and 230 Submarines.
no one knows...actually no one cares1 i hate my sociall studies teacher. wow its actually Hirohito
Admiral Ernest King was the US top naval officer. Admiral Chester Nimitz was the top Pacific naval officer.
Admirals Nimitz, Spruance, and King were among the Big Guns of the Pacific Fleet. Wm. Bull Halsey also involved - all mainly in the Pacific Fleet. the Navy was primarily concerned with preventing a second Pearl Harbor assault- hence the concentration in the PTO ( Pacific Theatre of Operations) Marin…es, being part of the Navy- likewise fought mainly in PTO. Thge vital ETO- mainly due to Supply Line necessities- constituted the war-long so-called Battle of the Atlantic which much action between logistics ships ( Liberty Ships, freighters, tankers) and German ( and one would assume, Italian) Submarines, but there were few real pitched battles , Navy-wise in the ETO. The logistics fight could get just as dangerous, however. (MORE)
Although the Brewster Buffalo was used in the very beginning of the war; the primary first rate US Navy fighter plane was the Wildcat. It was replaced by the Grumman's "cat family" of airplanes, the "Hellcat". By 1945, the Hellcat was going to be replaced by the Grumman's "Bearcat". Chance Vought in…troduced the gull winged Corsair, but the US Marine Corps preferred to fly that aircraft.. The most unique Navy fighter, might be the Hellcat: it was the only US fighter plane built specifically to "KILL" Zero's. When the "Zero's" were gone (the war was over) many Hellcats were jettisoned over the side (tossed over board, to make room for returning US servicemen). The Corsair was a better bomb carrying platform and better suited for supporting ground troops, so it stayed in service a little longer. But the Hellcat had served it's purpose; so it was disposed of.. The US Navy's Dauntless Dive Bomber served with distinction at Midway, which was replaced by the not so well liked "Helldiver.". The US Navy's Avenger Torpedo Bomber (flown by President George Bush Sr. during WWII) was a fairly decent torpedo plane. A half dozen of these types of aircraft were lost in the "Bermuda Triangle" during the late 40's. They were also depicted in the film, "Encounters of the Third Kind." (MORE)
There were probably quite a few. However one of the first would have been Rear Admiral Sir Henry Harwood.. On 13th December, 1939 he was Commodore South American Division of the American & West Indies Station flying his flag on HMNZS Achilles when the pocket battleship Graf Spee was sighted by Hunt…ing Group G, HMS Exeter, HMS Ajax & HMNZS Achilles, (HMS Cumberland was under repair in the Falklands).. For this action he was promoted to Rear Admiral on 23rd december, 1939.. Good answer above. Admiral Somerville was in command of Force H which was instrumental in the pursuit & sinking of the Bismarck. (MORE)
In which year during World War 2 by the number of warships did the US Navy eclipse the Royal Navy as the largest and most powerful in the world?
Probably 1943, as in 1942 the US was still losing quite a few warships in the Pacific, such as at the Battle of Coral Sea (one large fleet carrier lost, one destroyer, one oiler); Midway (one large fleet carrier lost & one destroyer), Savo Island (three Heavy Cruisers lost), plus numerous sea battle…s around Guadalcanal (dozens of destroyers, and more than a few cruisers lost). (MORE)
Britain: Cunningham. Germany: Raeder & Doenitz. US : Nimitz, Halsey. Japan: Yamamoto & Nagumo are some that I have heard of....
That is a hard question to answer. Some of these airfields are still in use today and their names have been classified. There were so many airfields that records could not accurately secure names.
Yes. The Naval flag included the swastica and on the background was a vertical bar and a horizontal bar across the flag and in the upper corner was the Maltese cross (i.e. iron cross).
i think he was the brains behind the Japanese attack on pearl harbor on December 7, 1941
Admiral Arleigh Burke (died January 1,1996) was the oldest living Admiral of WWII. He was temporary promoted to the rank of Commodore (1 star Admiral) in 1944. In 1946 he reverted back to his permanent rank of Captain. However, he was again appointed a Rear Admiral in 1949. He served as the Chief of… Naval Operations from 1955-1961, before retiring. A truly great Naval hero. (MORE)
Up until he was shot down by a flight of P38's it was admiral Yamamoto. After that I am unsure of his replacement. He was also the planner of the pearl harbor attack dec. 7th 1941.. Up until he was shot down by a flight of P38's it was admiral Yamamoto. After that I am unsure of his replacement. He… was also the planner of the pearl harbor attack dec. 7th 1941. (MORE)
"Betty" Stark, King, Kimmel, Ingersoll, Leahy, Nimitz, Halsey, Kidd, McCain, Frank Jack Fletcher, R.K. Turner, Clifton Sprague, Thomas Sprague, Willis Lee, Jesse Oldendorf, Raymond Spruance, Marc Mitscher, Scott, Callahan.
USS Missouri because the Japanese signed the instrument of surrender upon her decks, ending WWII on 02 September '45.
There are too many USN cruisers to name; but they were divided into 3 catergories: 1. Heavy cruisers-8" guns 2. Light cruisers-6" guns 3. Large Cruisers-12" guns The Large Cruisers, such as the USS Alaska, were what Europeans liked to call "Battlecruisers" or "Pocket Battleships", but since the US… was supplying EVERYONE during WWII with EVERYTHING...from rifles to tanks, from food to warships, from airplanes to artillery, the US Navy felt that it would be an insult to copy European terms when the US was supplying them with American equipment. Consequently, since these were US built cruisers, they would have American classifications; LARGE CRUISERS (not the British term Battlecruisers, and not the other foreign term Pocket Battleship). A sampling of some USN Heavy Cruisers: USS Astoria, USS Quincy, USS Vincinnes, USS Chicago; which were all sunk during the Guadalcanal sea battles. A few light cruisers: USS Juneau, USS Helena, USS Atlanta, also sunk in Guadalcanal sea fights. No large cruisers were sunk in action. (MORE)
There never has been a pay grade of F2. There is and E2, which stands for Enlisted 2 and there is an O2 which stands for Officer 2 pay grades. This is true for several centuries of the USN.
I was surprised when I read this in Wikipedia under the heading of Royal Canadian Navy that they were the third largest navy in the world. **** Second World War The RCN expanded greatly during the Second World War and following the end of the war was the third-largest navy in the world, behind the …United States and the United Kingdom.  Although it showed its inexperience at times during the early part of the war, a navy made up of men from all across the country, including many who had never before seen a large body of water, proved capable of exceeding the expectations of its allies. By the end of the Battle of the Atlantic (1939-1945), the RCN was the primary navy in the northwest sector of the Atlantic Ocean and was responsible for the safe escort of innumerable convoys and the destruction of many U-boats --- an anti-submarine capability that the RCN would build upon during the post-war. Similarly, a massive building program (for a nation of only 11 million) saw corvettes, frigates, and other escort vessels built in shipyards on both coasts and on the Great Lakes. Added to this were aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, and various auxiliary ships. As the end of the war against Germany approached, attention focused on Japan. At the end of 1944, some RCN ships were deployed with the British Pacific Fleet, joining the many Canadian personnel already serving with the Royal Navy in the Pacific War. Ottawa was also laying plans to expand the RCN's capabilities beyond its anti-submarine orientation. The war in the Pacific was expected to culminate with a massive invasion of Japan itself, and this would need a different navy than that required in the Atlantic. Britain was nearly bankrupt after five and a half years of war and was looking to shrink its military somewhat, especially since the United States was now the dominant power in the Pacific. With this in mind, the RCN and the Royal Australian Navy were to receive many ships considered surplus to the RN's needs, with the end goal being a powerful Commonwealth fleet of Australian, British, Canadian, and New Zealand ships alongside the United States Navy. As in World War I, the war ended before these plans came to fruition. With the dropping of two nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan's will to fight evaporated. With the end of the war, the RCN stopped expanding. A planned transfer of two light aircraft carriers from the Royal Navy, HMCS Warrior and HMCS Magnificent was slowed, and when Warrior was found to be unsuitable for a North Atlantic winter, she was sent to the west coast and the next year was replaced by Magnificent , with Warrior being given back to the RN. Canada still had two light cruisers, HMCS Ontario and HMCS Uganda (later HMCS Quebec ), a number of Tribal -class and other destroyers, and a mass of frigates, corvettes, and other ships, the majority of which were mothballed by 1947. (MORE)
Admiral John Tovey was the Admiral of the Fleet in the Atlantic during World War 2. He served in the Royal Navy. He retired after the war ended. Admiral Ernest J. King was assigned Fleet Commander of the Fleet for the United States once the US entered the war. They did not have one Admiral to contro…l the fleets of the Allies as they did for the land forces. (MORE)
Admiral Chester W. Nimitz was CINCPAC (Commander in Chief Pacific) from just after the Pearl Harbor attack, throughout the rest of the war. Nimitz wore two hats - he was the head of the US Navy in the Pacific, and, he was a Theater Commander. The Pacific was divided into two Theaters of Operations. …The Central Pacific theater, and all Allied personnel in it, were under Nimitz. Army General Douglas MacArthur commanded the Southwest Pacific Theater of Operations, and all Allied personnel there. From time to time Nimitz had army troops under his command, in his role as Theater Commander. Similarly, a few times MacArthur had Marines (which are a part of the US Navy) and always had some naval forces under his control. (MORE)
Fun Time America! Is the correct answer. Fun Time America is located somewhere in the world where i don't remember. Thanks!
There were several Admirals during the Pacific Theater actions in World War 2. Admiral Halsey, Admiral Nimitz, Admiral Spruance, and others. They were the top Admirals.
PHM3 in the US Navy during WW II means that a sailor is a Pharmacists Mate 3rd Class. Enlisted Grade of 4. This rate and rank usually served as a Medic. Some in hospitals, some aboard ships and some attached to Marine Infantry units.
My grandfather was on the U.S.S. Enterprise. He was blown of the ship when his gun station was hit by a Japanese plane and he was the only one to survive.
There is no single public list showing all the names. You can find the names of those killed and those who received the most important medals.
Karl Donitz was leader of the Kreigsmarine during World War 2, and for a brief time, chancellor of Germany (he was named as Hitler's successor but surrendered to the allies 9 days after his death).
You're probably misreading it of a muster roll from world war II. My grandfather was an F1c V6 during the war which is a fireman 1st class. The "1" does look like an "l" but if you look at the other names you will see things like F2c, showing that the second character is a number.
Their isnt an official list but heres a list of battles i did found, their may be more but im not sure. This includes battles from the war in europe and in the pacific I order it by year 1939 Battle of Westerplatte Battle of Bzura Battle of MÅawa Battle of TomaszÃ³w Battle of K…ock Battle of Warsaw 1940 Battle of the Atlantic Battle of Kolla Battle of Honkaniema Battle of DrÃ¸bak Sound Battle of Narvik Battle of Namsos Battle of the Netherlands Battle of Belgium Battle of France Battle of Dunkirk Battle of French Indochina Battle of Dakar Battle of Pindus Battle of Gabon Battle of Taranto 1941 Battle of Koh Chang Battle of the Litani River Battle of Damascus Battle of Beirut Battle of Keren Battle of Cape Matapan Battle of Denmark Strait Invasion of Yugoslavia Battle of Greece Battle of Crete Battle of Smolensk Battle of Kiev Battle of Moscow Battle of Gondar Attack on Pearl Harbor Second Battle of Changsha Battle of Thailand Battle of Hong Kong Battle of Guam Battle of Wake Island Battle of Malaya Battle of Singapore 1942 Battle of Makassar Strait Battle of DraÅ¾goÅ¡e Battle of the Java Sea Battle of Badung Strait Battle of Java Indian Ocean raid Battle of Christmas Island Battle of Corregidor Japanese capture of Burma Battle of Nanos Doolittle Raid Battle of the Coral Sea Battle of Bir Hakeim Battle of Midway Convoy PQ-17 Battle of the Aleutian Islands Attack on Sydney Harbour First Battle of El Alamein Second Battle of El Alamein Battle of Sevastopol Battle of Changsha Kokoda Track Campaign Battle of Guadalcanal Battle of Savo Island Battle of Dieppe Battle of Stalingrad Battle of the Eastern Solomons Battle of Milne Bay Battle of Buna-Gona Battle of Wau Battle of the Bismark sea Salamaua-Lae campaign Operation Cartwheel Battle of Cape Esperance Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands Operation Torch Naval Battle of Guadalcanal Battle of Tassafaronga Second Battle of Kharkov Battle of Changsha Battle of Madagascar 1943 Battle of Osankarica Battle of Rennell Island Battle of Guadalcanal Third Battle of Kharkov Battle of the Kasserine Pass Battle of Neretva Battle of the Komandorski Islands Battle of Bismarck Sea Battle of the Bering Sea Battle of Attu Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Battle of Sutjeska Battle of Castle Turjak Battle of Kursk Allied invasion of Sicily Allied invasion of Italy Dodecanese Campaign Battle of Kos Battle of Leros Battle of Smolensk Battle of Kiev Raid on Schweinfurt Schweinfurt-Regensburg mission Battle of Tarawa Battle of Makin Battle of the Bernhardt Line 1944 Battle of Cisterna Battle of Monte Cassino Battle of Anzio Battle of Kwajalein Battle of the Admin Box Battle of Eniwetok Battle of Imphal and Battle of Kohima Operation Ichi-Go Operation RÃ¶sselsprung Battle of Normandy Battle of Saipan Battle of Guam Battle of Tinian Operation Bagration Battle of Philippine Sea Battle of Tali-Ihantala Warsaw Uprising Operation Dragoon Battle of Debrecen Gothic Line offensive Battle of Arnhem Battle of Peleliu Battle of Aachen Battle of the Scheldt Battle of Crucifix Hill Battle of Angaur Battle of Hurtgen Forest Battle of Leyte Battle of Leyte Gulf Operation Queen Battle of the Bulge 1945 Operation Elephant Raid at Cabanatuan Battle of Bataan Battle of Manila Battle of Luzon Battle of Corregidor Raid at Los BaÃ±os Battle of Mindanao Operation Varsity Battle of the Visayas Battle of Meiktila and Mandalay Battle of Iwo Jima Battle of West Henan-North Hubei Battle of Halbe Battle of Berlin Battle of Triest Battle of Tarakan Battle of Poljana Battle of Odzak Battle of West Hunan Battle of Okinawa Battle of North Borneo Battle of Balikpapan Battle of Manchuria (MORE)
During the war, New Zealand's navy did play a role. When Britain declared war on Germany and Italy, New Zealand did the same. In December 1939, New Zealand deployed its naval forces against Germany and Italy. The first NZ vessel deployed against Japan was the HMNZS Gale and arrived in Fiji on Chr…istmas Day in 1941. HMNZS Rata and Muritai arrived in January of 1942, followed by HMNZS Moa , Kiwi , and Tui . This flotilla did engage Japanese naval forces near Fiji. The New Zealand Royal Navy also saw conflict at Guadalcanal. The NZ navy also had vessels deployed in New Guinea. The HMNZS Gambia bombarded Sabang in July 1944, and then joined the British Pacific Fleet. The Gambia , along with the Achilles , later bombarded the Sakishima Group in May 1945. The Gambia represented New Zealand at the surrender ceremonies in Tokyo Bay in September 1945. The ship stayed as part of the occupation force. Air Vice-Marshall Isitt signed the surrended document on behalf of New Zealand. By the end of the war, the Royal New Zealand Navy had 60 vessels. Other sidenotes: Many New Zealanders served alongside other Commonwealth sailors in naval vessels of the Royal Navy against Japan. The HMNZS Achilles took part in the Battle of the River Plate in December 1939, against the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee . The German ship was forced to retire and retreat to neutral Uruguay. The HMNZS Leander destroyed the Italian Ramb I in February 1941. (MORE)