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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WWII was mainly fought by infantry formations - guys on foot with rifles. The men also used various kinds of automatic fire weapons, but the rifle was very dominant in terms of numbers. They were supported by quite large numbers of heavier guns - artillery (cannons). These ranged from about 75 to… 155 mm, as standards, measured across the muzzle. It was the cannons that killed most soldiers in the war. There was a large influx of new types of weaponry during the war, and the combustion engine was to have its definite breakthrough as tool of war, providing transport for the guys with rifles and their cannons. It also made possible primitive types of tanks and aircraft, which were used in large numbers. Though totally insignificant numbers as compared to the aforementioned guys. The war was not a mechanized war in a modern sense, it was a pedestrian war with heavy representation of horsepower in the literal sense. The German armed forces of some 10 000 000 guys with rifles at peak strength had only a few thousand tanks at best, a few hundred thousand motorcars, but millions of horses. The aircraft (combustion engine, propeller, monoplane types) of the war were initially quite feeble, but eventually capable of destroying entire cities, if amassed in great numbers. By the end of the war, the atomic bomb was used, which meant only one aircraft was needed to destroy an entire city. Navies were the same as in the first war. Metal platforms with cannons. They by and large proved obsolete because of aircraft. By the end of the war, Navies focused mostly on building metal platforms with aircraft on them instead of guns. World war 2 sped up development of weapon systems and was thus the last major conflict where the guys with rifles were to be so absolutely dominant (later guerrilla wars uncounted). After the war, mechanization of the ground forces and the jet engined aircraft changed conditions rather drastically, but most important was of course the nuclear capacity. ( Full Answer )
World War 2 Participants The major participants were Germany, Italy and Japan on one side with British Commonwealth, the Soviet Union and the United States on the other. The Allies include Britain and France from Sept 1939. The invaded states of Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway and Greece j…oined the Allies. USSR joined the Allies on June 22, 1941. Mexico sent an airforce unit to the Far East. Brazil sent troops to Europe. The AXIS powers of Germany, Italy (changed sides and split in half 1943) Hungary, Romania Bulgaria, Finland (changed sides 1945) Spain was meant to be neutral but they helped Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy and sent troops to fight along side the Germans in Russia. Portugal was neutral but helped the Allies by letting them use air and naval bases. Ireland were neutral publicly but privately supported the Allies. Sweden and Switzerland were neutral but traded with Germany. All the states of South America helped the allies mostly under American persuasion. In Asia, Thailand supported Japan, everybody else supported the Allies. Some Indian people supported Japan, hoping that they would oust the British from India. A more complete list Allies: United Kingdom British commonwealth, whose troops came from the modern day countries of Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bahrain, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Brunei, Burma, Bhutan, Cameroon, Canada, Cyprus, Dominica, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Fiji, Hong Kong and other Chinese territories, India, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somaliland, South Africa , Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe United States of America: Philipines Republic of China France: French Empire Poland Netherlands: Dutch Empire Norway Denmark Czechoslovakia Belguim Luxembourg Greece Yugoslavia Brazil Mexico Soviets: Russia Ukraine Georgia Estonia Lithuania Lativa Belarus Moldova Azerbaijan Kazakhstan Turkmenistan Uzbekistan Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan Mongolia People's Republic of China Axis Germany Japan Italy Vichy France: French empire under Vichy control Austria Thailand Finland Hungary Bulgaria Volunteers from many other nations joined both sides, for example volunteers from the Republic of Ireland were the biggest contigent of volunteers from a neutral country to the British military! The name of the war indicates that most of the world was involved. However, certain countries played a more central role than others. There were basically two factions, the Axis Powers vs. the Allies. These were as follows: Axis Powers: Germany, Austria, Italy, Japan Allies: England, France, Russia, the US AXIS: Italy(later changed sides,) Germany, Japan ALLIES: America, Russia, England Over 30 countries participated in WWII, but the main sides were the Allies and the Axis. The Axis was composed of Germany, Italy, and Japan--along with countries that had been taken over by them, such as Austria. The Allies--or the most influental three--were the United States, Britain, and the Soviet Union. Others, such as France, Canada, and China, also helped. ( Full Answer )
The questions is very hard to answer as most countries only gave estimates and some are confusing as it involved volunteers from other countries. If you include all the major countries with several less major countries and minor ones, you get around 115 Million Soldiers, the majority were Soviets (3…4 Million) Nazi Germans (25 Million) and the US (16 Million). This matches the statistics of how many died, which was around. However, that doesn't mean 115 Million people were deployed, If you only wanted ones that were actually deployed then it would be around 70 Million military personal that served in WW2 as countries like the USSR had a lot of reserves just incase for a larger scale attack. . Australia 680,000 Belgium 800,000 Canada 780,000 China 5,000,000 Denmark 15,000 France 5,000,000 Greece 150,000 India 2,393,891 Netherlands 500,000 New Zealand 157,000 Norway 25,000 Poland 100,000 So. Africa 140,00 UK 4,683,000 US 16,353,659 USSR 20,000,000 Yugoslavia 3,741,000. Due to the wars vast and sometimes chaotic nature, most statistics are only estimates. ( Full Answer )
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 !!!!!!!
no one actually knows for definate but a ruff estimate about 60.2 Million People fought in World War 2. Some were Civilian fighters, who were not in the Military.
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 b…een 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. ( Full Answer )
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
There were thousands of battles. If you are just talking aboutmajor battles. Do a Google search with the term. "Major battles ofWorld War 2". I'll try to give a rough estimate. World War II involved maybe 70 million troops. Let's assume 30% ofthose are combat troops, for 20 million combat sol…diers. Let's say the average tour of duty was a year, and one battle wasfought per day. The average battle involved a battalion of athousand troops. 20 million soldiers / 1000 per battle is 20,000 battles per day pertour. ( Full Answer )
about your question how many Japanese fought in ww 2 is about 5 million Japanese soldiers in the pacific erea inc china and Including the navy and airforce of a population of about 70 million people. when the American intended to invate japan before the first atomic bombs on hiroshima and nagasaki i…n august 1945 that Japan surrended .there were about 28 million men ( civilians and military )comparible with the German volksturm who were ready to face the American invasion which happily did not go on as it would be a enormous loss for the American army in casualties as the invation of Japan would taken place! ( Full Answer )
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 . 20,000,000 Answer . About 18 million men fought for Germany in World War 2.
Answer . \nWorld War II holds a special place in the American psyche as the country's greatest triumph, and the soldiers of World War II are frequently referred to as "the greatest generation" for their sacrifices in the name of liberty. Over 16 million served (about 13% of the population), and o…ver 400,000 were killed during the war; only the American Civil War saw more Americans killed. ( Full Answer )
The exact number is unknown because the British military forces consisted of many people from other countries.
The French army in 1940 had nearly six million men. After the fall of France, this number shrunk to a few thousand Free French soldiers. During Operation Torch, the French Army of Africa switched sides to the Allies, providing them with 100,000 Moroccans, Algerians and Tunisians. The French Expediti…onary Corps fighting in Italy had about the same number of men. In 1945, the Free French forces totaled nearly 1,250,000 men. Interestingly, France never came close to the six million soldiers it had had in 1940. ( Full Answer )
\n. \n Women in World War 2 \n. \n. \nWomen were forbidden to be in combat, but that doesn't mean they didn't serve. Thanks to the efforts of a congresswoman from Massachusetts (Edith Nourse Rogers) and a Texas businesswoman and lawyer (Oveta Culp Hobby), women were able to enter the militar…y for the first time during WW2. They served as WACs (Women's Army Corps), WAVES (Women's Naval Auxiliary), etc. Their roles were largely clerical, although some were also ham radio operators or involved with supply functions; but there were also some women aviators who actually flew supply runs and put their lives in great danger. The best known of these was Jacqueline Cochran. So, regarding how many women "fought", probably not that many. How many served? A sizable number, as all of the news magazines of the early 1940s noted with pride. ( Full Answer )
Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others. Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others. World War 2 was faught by The Alies ( Canada , Britain , New Zealand , Australia , USSR[for part of the war] ,Italy [for part of the war] ,USA […for part of the war] )and The Axis ( Germany , Japan , Italy[for part of the war] ,USSR[for part of the war]. ( Full Answer )
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).
Answer . In all branches of the US services, 17,867,000 donned the uniforms of their country during WW-II.
The Soviets Had about 34 Million in their Armed forces from 1941-1945. About 6 Million were POWs, of that 3.5 Million died in POW camps. 6 Million died in Combat. Their were 6 Million fighting at the end of the war, but my guess is that they switched around and their were more like 8 million at the …front lines. Of these 34 Million, 4 Million were enlisted, and 30 Million were drafted. 42 Million Soviets died during these years. 26 Million were war-related including 17 Million Civilian Death. Civilian Deaths include 4 Million Bolshevicks, Communists, ect. 1.5 Million died in the siege of Leningrad from 1941 to 1944. ( Full Answer )
it was 2 wars. the first war was when Germany started attacking countries in Europe.the second war was when Japan attacked Asia (mostly china to get more land). dude, if youre the person who asked this, i answered this just a few seconds after it came out.
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. ( Full Answer )
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 wa…s 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. ( Full Answer )
Approximately 2,594,000 US Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Soldiers, and Goast Guardsmen, fought in country, during the Vietnam War.
Not many "fought" since most blacks were not assigned to combat units. All combat Army and Marine units were segregated until 1949 (after WWII). The vast majority of blacks in the military during the WWII years were laborers in US Army construction battalions, who built rear area camps and roads, fa…r from any combat action. The USMC had very few blacks, and most of those were in transportation or support roles. The USAF also had very few blacks except for a couple fighter units (with 20 pilots each) -- The Tuskegee Airmen of the 99th Fighter Squadron, the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Medium Bombardment Group. The USN only allowed blacks to serve in 3 jobs, cooks, messmen or laundry workers. There were a couple of black tank destroyer units that were a part of Patton's 3rd Army (761st "Black Panthers" and the 614th), numbering maybe 1,500 in total. The only black infantry unit to see action in Europe was the 92 Infantry Division ("Buffalo Soldiers") as part of the Fifth Army, which was mainly in Italy and Northern Africa . Towards the end of the war, General Dwight D. Eisenhower temporarily desegregated the Army to face Hitler's advancing army on the Western Front. About 2,000 black soldiers volunteered. All in all, a few thousand blacks "fought", or saw combat action, in WWII. Given these numbers but the lack of concrete data, one can extrapolate that of the approximate 300,000 Americans that died in WWII, only a few hundred of those were black. ( Full Answer )
Answer. I don't know the total for the entire war but here are totals as of June 1944 : 698,911 .. Breakdown as follows: Infantry 44,869 Coast and Field Artillery 38,517 Cavlary 1,473 Engineers 128,789 Air Corps 79,027 all other branches 406,236. 5,957 Officers: 102 Dental, 213 Nurs…es, 508 medical corps officers and 239 Chaplains.. Source: Yank Magazine dated 29 Sept 1944 ( Full Answer )
The two factions were the Allies and the Axis. Allied Powers The US, UK, Soviet Union, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Ethiopia (vs Italy), China (vs Japan), Greece, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, the Philippines (vs Japan), Mexico, and Brazil. Also the Underground in the occ…upied countries of Poland, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Norway. Axis Powers Germany, Japan, Italy (until 1943), Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Finland, Iraq, Manchkuo (Japanese occupied Manchuria), and Thailand (Japanese controlled). Also Vichy France (occupied France), which had practically no military forces after 1942. ( Full Answer )
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 cou…rse of 2 years) But they did serve as nurses and clerical workers that helped the war effort. ( Full Answer )
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.
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. ( Full Answer )
Where WW2 Was Fought WWII was fought all over the Atlantic, Pacific, North Africa, Eastern Europe, Western Europe/the Mediterranean, Norway/Finland, the Middle East, South East Asia, and China. Here is more input: . World War II be broken down into four main theaters of combat. . European The…ater - Germany invaded or occupied France, Poland, Denmark, Norway, Czechoslavakia, Yugoslavia, Belgium, Netherlands, Greece, the Soviet Union and from 1943 on Italy. In this theater, we can break it down into two "fronts" - The Western Front was France and the Low Countries, while the Eastern Front was Poland and Russia and the Balkans. . Eastern Front - After the fall of Poland and France, Germany decided that it could do better and invaded Russia in the summer of 1941. After early gains, this degenerated into a fiasco and became Hitler's greatest blunder. Now you know, and knowing is half the battle. . North Africa - North Africa pit Italian forces against British forces. The Italians, however, were completely unable to fight, lacking any sort of weapons to deal with the heavily armored British tanks. Most Italian guns merely bounced off, and they were very nearly pushed out before Germany sent reinforcements under the command of the legendary General Rommel, also known as the "Desert Fox." He took back the Italian part and made preparations for invasion of Egypt, although that never came due to other circumstances. . The Pacific Theater . Countries where World War 2 was fought: North Africa - Egypt, Tunisia, Libya also parts of Algeria as well as fighting in East Africa - Somalia and Ethiopia There was also fighting in some parts of other African countries and the island of Madagascar The middle east in Egypt and Iraq (and some other countries to i think) SE Asia - China, French Indo-China (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia) Burma, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Boreno, the Philippines and Japan. Pacific - a lot of the pacific islands including the attack on Pearl Harbur, Hawaii Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, the Artic Ocean, Baltic Sea, Black Sea and the Barents Sea. There was also an attack by Japanese airforce on Australia. More information: The main theaters were: 1) Eastern (Soviet-German) front, that cost Fascists about 65% of the total number of casualites due to major WWII battles of Stalingrad, Kursk, Moscow, Leningrad and, later, Koenigsberg and Berlin; 2) Western Europe/North Africa, with the key warfare over the UK (Battle for Britain). 3) Far East (China) and the Pacific where the Allies pushed the Japanese until A-bombs were dropped. . As it is, the WW2 was fought not only in battle grounds with bullets but also close at home with distress. Day by day everyone at home would here about how "their" soldiers were coping with the war, but of course they would only tell of a little bit of it. The government would place cencorship on anything anti-war in the hope to get more people into the army. Letters sent from soldiers to their families were checked to see if they wrote of the hardships of war and if it did they wouldn't give the letters to the soldiers family. People were also told not to say where the soldiers were as it could be heard by spies. This attitude created the slogan "Loose Lips Sink Ships". So in general, although countries were fighting against each other, they also fought against themselves. also during the war conscription was placed and women began working in mens jobs, but i won't mention that as it has little to do about where the war was fought. . In Eurpope most of the fighting happened in Eastern Europe. Major battles occured in what is today western Russia. Stalingrad (Volgograd) and Kursk were the sites of the largest battles. Germany lost close to 3 million soldiers in primarily western Russia and Ukraine. Places like Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and Yugoslavia saw significant battles. What these Countries did face was an incredible amount of partisan action. Retribution killings and death camps in these countries constituted most of their causualties which in all cases surpassed a million civilians killed. The largest retribution act was commited against Poland in 1944 during the little known Warsaw uprising (not the Jewish Ghetto rising) where close to 250,000 Poles (mostly civilians)were killed by Nazis who were ordered to destroy Warsaw Block by block. The contries that suffered the most in Europe were Soviet Union (includes Russia, Ukriane, Belarus, etc) Poland Germany Yugolavia The situation in western Europe was brutal but to a much lesser extent. Combat and major military actions did occur in France and in Italy . Fronts, and some of the main battles on those fronts Europe Eastern Front- Moscow, Stalingrad, Leningrad, Kursk, Rumania, Berlin Western Front- Battle of France, Britain, D-day, market garden, ardenes Northern front- Finland vs USSR, Norway Southern Front- Invasion of Italy, Rome, Operation Dragoon North Africa- Tunisia, El Alamain, 2nd battle of El Alamain, Torch landings Asia- China, Manchuria, French Indies, Burma Pacific Ocean- Pearl Harbor, Battle of Coral Sea, Battle of Midway, Nukes, sub campain Atlantic Ocean- Battle between Allies and Axis U-boats North America- two Alaska islands And probably more fronts too The North American, South American, Antarctican and, to a great extent, Australian continents were virtually barren of any hostilities. . As the name might imply, the war engulfed nearly the whole world. Every country in Europe except Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Portugal and Ireland was involved. There was fighting over the whole continent, from the Atlantic Ocean to Moscow and from Sicily to Norway. There was fighting throughout North Africa from Egypt to the Atlantic Ocean. There was fighting in most of Asia, in China, Indochina, all the wat to India and throughout the Pacific Ocean from Japan to indochina to Hawaii to the Aleutian Islands off Alaska. . Europe, the North Atlantic, parts of China (eastern part of China like Nanjing aka Nanking), South East Asia, Japan, USA and the whole Pacific. See the related link below ( Full Answer )
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.
World War II was fought on 4 continents: Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. Most people forget or are unaware that 1) Japanese forces occupied two islands in the Aleutian Island chain off the coast of Alaska and 2) German u-boats prowled the St. Lawrence, sinking British and Canadian supply shi…ps. ( Full Answer )
Military history of Australia during World War II From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia At the time war was declared, the Australian armed forces were less prepared than at the outbreak of World War I in August 1914. The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) was the best prepared of the three services, b…ut was small and equipped with only two heavy cruisers, four light cruisers, two sloops, five obsolete destroyers and a number of small and auxiliary warships. The Australian Army comprised a small permanent cadre of 3,000 men and 80,000 part-time militiamen who had volunteered for training with the Citizen Military Forces (CMF). The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) was the weakest of the services, and few of its 246 aircraft were modern. While the Government began a large military expansion and transferred some RAAF aircrew and units to British control upon the outbreak of war, it was unwilling to immediately dispatch an expeditionary force overseas due to the threat posed by Japanese intervention. The first Australian shot of the war took place several hours after the declaration of war when a gun at Fort Queenscliff fired across the bows of an Australian ship as it attempted to leave Melbourne without required clearances. On 10 October 1939, a Short Sunderland of No. 10 Squadron, based in England for re-equipment, became the first Australian and the first Commonwealth air force unit to go into action when it undertook a mission to Tunisia. The Australian military was rapidly demobilised after the Japanese surrender. At the end of the war the military had a strength of nearly 600,000 personnel, of whom 224,000 were serving in the Pacific and 20,000 in Britain and other places. Demobilisation planning had begun at the end of 1942 with the final scheme being approved by the Government in March 1945. General demobilisation started on 1 October 1945 and was completed in February 1947. The process generally ran smoothly, though there were protests over delays at Morotai and Bougainville. Personnel were provided with training while they waited to be demobilised and the government provided post-demobilisation assistance with employment, loans, education and other benefits. Service women were given similar assistance to their male counterparts, but were placed under pressure to return to 'traditional' family roles. World War II led to significant changes to Australian society. Economically, the war accelerated the development of Australia's manufacturing industry and led to a large fall in unemployment. The impact of World War II changed Australian society, and contributed to the development of a more cosmopolitan society in which women were able to play a larger role. The war also resulted in a greater maturity in Australia's approach to international affairs, as demonstrated by the development of a more independent foreign policy and the encouragement mass immigration after the war. ( Full Answer )
Europe, SE Asia, Africa, the Middle East, North America (In June 1942 the Japanese attacked the Aleutian Islands up in Alaska and occupied them for a year) and in every corner of the Pacific, Atlantic, and Mediterranean.
World War II was fought over world domination. WWII was primarily fought from 1939 to 1945 between the Axis Alliance ( Germany, Italy, and Japan) and the Allied countries (United Kingdom, France, the Soviet Union, and the USA). With Italy's support, Germany annexed Austria, invaded Poland, France,… and Russia, among other countries, and Germany attacked Britain through aerial bombardment. Japan initially attacked the USA at Pearl Harbor. . The Axis Alliance's made no secret of its intention to dominate as much of the world as it could. The Allied countries responded to curtail, and ultimately quash the Axis Alliance's efforts to dominate the world. This was the reason for World War II. . For more information, follow the related links below. ( Full Answer )
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 string…s 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. ( Full Answer )
Nearly every "career" (called "lifers" during the war) soldier, marine, airman, or sailor that was Major or above (Lieutenant Commander in the USN), or a senior NCO...normally E-7 and above were WWII veterans. Some notable WWII vets during the Vietnam War were: Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, LBJ, N…ixon, Ford; Generals Curtis LeMay, Maxwell Taylor, Harkins, Westmoreland, Abrams; Colonel Robin Olds (a WWII ace), just to name a few. ( Full Answer )
Check this link below for the story of African Americans who served in the Armed Forces. Your answer should be there. ___ Initially Black Canadians were turned away from the army, but quickly were allowed to join up. A large number of Black Canadians served in the Canadian military (air force,… army, navy) in all roles as both officers and enlisted. They also served with great distinction in WW1. ( Full Answer )
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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 American…s 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. ( Full Answer )
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. ( Full Answer )
The old imperial system of maintaining world peace had failed, and the forces of democracy, communism, and fascism were competing for supremacy. After World War 1 the League of Nations was created but it failed to prevent World War 2 because it had little power to enforce its own rules. Although the… destruction of Poland by Germany and the USSR in 1939 was the opening event of World War 2, the war might have started for any number of other reasons. ( Full Answer )
that's a good question that im not sure if many fought but about 2.2 million women worked doing jobs like weapon assembly, building boats, truck driving. if i were to guess i don't think any were on the lines with guns because at the time it was considered a mans only job but i wouldn't be surpris…ed if several hundred thousand had jobs like working on aircraft and antiaircraft. i hope i am correct correct me if I'm wrong ( Full Answer )
New Zealand had 154,549 men and women under arms (excluding the Home Guard) and by the war's end a total of 194,000 men and 10,000 women had served in the armed forces at home and overseas. The costs for the country were high - 11,625 killed, a ratio of 6684 dead per million in the population which …was the highest rate in the Commonwealth . ( Full Answer )
All of them except the Arctic Ocean. Most of the fighting was in the North Atlantic, Mediterranean, North Pacific, and South Pacific. German U-boats and surface vessels conducted some anti-shipping operations in the South Atlantic, mainly in the early years of the war before they concentrated on try…ing to stop traffic between the US and Britain. German and Japanese units conducted some operations against the Allies in the Indian Ocean, but this was a relatively quiet arena compared to the other oceans. ( Full Answer )
Because Hitler wanted domination of the whole of Europe, and Japanwanted domination of the entire Pacific area.