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Britain: Spitfire; Lancaster; Hurricane; Mosquito; Typhoon; Sunderland. USA: Mustang; Flying Fortress; Mitchell; Superfortress; Dauntless; TBM Avenger; Maurader; He…llcat; Liberator; Catalina; Dakota. Germany: Me109; FW 190; Ju 87; Ju 88; FW Condor; Me 262. Italy: SM 79 Japan: Zero; Dinah; (& many more I don't know) Russia: Yak. My top 3: Spitfire, Mustang & Mosquito. The Rolls Royce Merlin Engine had much to commend it !
The Aces (men who shot down at least 5 enemy aircraft), movie stars (James Stewart), professional athletes (Ted Williams), and people famous for other reasons (Joe Kennedy, Ch…arles Lindburg*.) *Charles Lindburg was a civilian test pilot and not a military pilot. Charles "Chuck" Yeager George McGovern (Dem. Presidential candidate in 1972) General Benjamin O. Davis Paul Tibbetts Clark Gable (actor) Gregory "Pappy" Boyington David "Tex" Lee Hill Yekaterina Vasilyevna Budanova (Russian female ace) Richard Ira Bong (top US ace) Joseph Jacob Foss Lance Cleo Wade (American who flew in the RAF. highest ranking American in RAF) General Jimmy Doolittle Hans Ulrich Rudel --- German pilot who was awarded Germany's highest award for flying as 2,500+ ground-attack missions against Russian tanks and troops. Joe Kennedy (brother of President John Kennedy, killed in experimental remote-controlled bomber) George H. Bush (President of US) John Morgan, pilot of "The Memphis Belle" the first crew to complete 25 missions.
Answer 1 P-38 Lightning, F4F Wildcat, P-51 Mustang, B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, B-29 Superfortress. Answer 2, Additional Input The B-25 "Mitchell" that flew the …first bombing mission over Tokyo on the Japanese mainland, the P-39 Bell Aerocobra, the P-40 Warhawk [made famous by General Claire Channault's American Volunteer Group (the AVG) in China, prior to 7 DEC 1942], The US Navy's "gull-wing" Corsair, and the P-47 Thunderbolt.j3h. Answer 3, Additional Input The aircraft mentioned above were all American. Other countries like Japan, Germany, Italy, Russia and the U.K. also manufactured very capable airplanes. The German made the famous Bf-109, Fw-190, and the first jet planes, including the incredible Me-262, which was literally years ahead of fighters of other nations. In the U.K., the Supermarine Spitfire is a legend, but let's not forget about the HWaker Hurricane and the Hawker Tempest. As for Japan, let's just mention the Zero, which scored many victories. World War 2 aircraft were really something for their age and time. Answer 4: Also the spitfire and lancaster were some of the most famous british fighters and bombers. Added Note: Germany also used the Stuka Dive Bomber.
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According to http://www.cwc.lsu.edu/cwc/other/stats/warcost.htm, WW 2 cost $2091.3 billion in 1990's dollars. Answer According to President Truman's address to Congr…ess in 1948 (in part about the emerging Greek Crisis), he stated that the US had contributed about $341 Billion to World War 2. Assuming he mean 1945 dollars, that works out to be about $4.1 TRILLION in 2009 dollars. Reasonable estimates are that the US spent about 20% of the total of all countries in WW2. That would mean that the total spending for all countries in WW2 was about $20 Trillion 2009 dollars. As a comparison, the current total global economy is about $58 Trillion, and global defense spending in 2009 is about $1.6 Trillion. So, roughly speaking, we would have to spend about 2.5 times as much to equal the spending during WW2. However, note that the world economy is significantly larger today than during the 1940s, and not just in dollar amounts. So, actual relative spending in WW2 was more likely in the 8-10 times range than current.
The first was undoubtedly a German called Manfred Von Richthofen, nicknamed "The Red Baron", who is credited with 80 victories. The second depends upon your country of origin …- The top American ace was Eddie Rickenbacker, credited with 26 victories. However, there are around 120 pilots with more victories, most notably René Fonck (75, French), Edward Mannock (73, United Kingdom) and Billy Bishop (72, Canada). Each of these were the top aces for their respective countries.
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It depends on how you would describe most famous. And the theater of operations is also important. D-Day is certainly the most famous in the European Theater. Midway… could be considered the most famous in the Pacific Theater, but there are many others who's names are remembered by many. For me it's el Alamein : Not the beginning of the end, but certainly the end of the beginning. (Churchill) But the aerial defence of the Battle of Britain was crucial, Kursk & Stalingrad. The miracle of Dunkirk. the defeat of the U Boat in the war of the Atlantic. Guadalcanal , Iwo Jima, Imphal & Kohima in Buma..... There was no single action which has precedence, all were made up from events which made them possible. History would be loathe to suggest a victory for Germany or Japan......
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To my understanding, it is the different sections that are known. like the strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion
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the M1 Garand (pronounced grand) was used by most countrys involved in ww2 and the Thompson was used by i think even more countrys. +++ That may be the "most famou…s" to military historians but the keeping to weapons not vehicles, among those that really mean anything to most people were the German V1 and V2, Japan's Kamikaze planes, the British "Dambuster" bombs and the two atomic bombs dropped by America on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The V1 was called the "flying bomb" or "doodlebug" - the latter referring to its distinctive exhaust noise - and was effectively a crude unmanned aircraft packed with explosives and designed to fly as far as London, its target. Once nearly over London its engine would cut out and it would drop onto the city. The V2 was a ballistic missile (with conventional chemical-explosive warhead), i.e. one designed to fly under power to its zenith then fall parabolically to its target. The V2s were all aimed at London. (Towards the end of the War the Nazis were building a V3 weapon in NE France: a battery of 90-mile range 6"-calibre guns intended to maintain a steady fall of shells onto London. The battery was discovered though not fully identified, its construction slowed by bombing, then captured after the Normandy Landings.) The Kamikaze were suicide-pilots, deliberately flying fighter-planes loaded with explosives at their targets. They were used particularly against the American Navy in the Pacific. The Dambuster bombs were very heavy, spherical weapons that were spun up to high speeds of rotation in mountings on modified Lancaster bombers. The spinning ensured that once the bomb had been dropped from a carefully-set height above the reservoir it would skim along the surface then keep itself against the dam wall as it struck that and sank. This was so it would detonate right against the concrete deep under the water.