How often were service personnel moved from one theater of war to another in World War 2?
Many spent the whole of the war in one theatre. A rota system or 'tours of duty' wasn't practical.
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 180 without exact service number and exact date of discharge [ss# unacceptable] from next of kin[son]
Apparently, the US Marine Corps had stock-piles of them crated away in storage, as surplus stores are marketing them as original un-issued WWII USMC pith helmets. US military pith helmets were for personnel assigned to the PTO during WWII. PTO=Pacific Theater of Operations (aka the Pacific War) ETO=European Theater of Operations CBI=China, Burma, India Theater
The ribbon is awarded to military personnel involved in WWII in the European Theater. The four bronze stars mean the person participated in four campaigns during that war. A campaign is a major operation usually involving many Army divisions. This is not to be confused with the bronze star medal ... awarded to someone for valor on the battlefield.
People in the theatre world tend to spell it "theatre" and those who are not spell it "theater." The basic difference as it was explained to me by one of my theatre professors in college is: Theatre is the art form and Theater is the building. Example- I am going to the Kodak Theater to see a theatre performance. Also, theatre is the (British) English spelling of the word theater.
No. Such a list would include millions of names. Some units published a divisional or regimental history which often included the names of the wounded, but even if all these were compiled it would be far from comprehensive. There are some modern databases online but their information comes from user's contributions, not the government. Personnel records had this information, but 90% of personnel records burned in a warehouse fire in St. Louis in 1971. If…
For US personnel involved in WWII (something like 17 million), most were awarded the WWII Victory Medal for their participation. Individuals were awarded personal decorations (like the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguisher Service Medal, SoldiersMedal, etc). The result was that millions of medals were awarded.
What is the difference between the European theater of World War 2 and the pacific theater of World War 2?
The pacific theater of operations in WWII was a much more savage fighting theater than the European. Thousands of crack Japanese troops fought to the death on the small Pacific island that the United States invaded using island hoping. The European theater was mainly a traditional war fought on a wide front and was fought in Europe instead of the Pacific.
Navajo Answer #2: There were more than one tribe used by the US Military in WWII, although the Navajo was made popular by movies, the tribes were: # Meskwaki - North African theater: 1941 # Comanche - 4th Signal Company - European theater # Basque - Asian (Pacific) theater - May 1942 (abandoned for lack of personnel) # Navajo - Asian (Pacific) theater - 1942 Also please note that the Cherokee were the first "Code…
As far as I know other then a list of every unit which served in the Pacific unit there would be no such list. To obtain a list of all units having credit for serving in the Pacific Theater would be a large task. There were many, many army units and sub units attached to specific divisions and air force units ( they,during WW2 were the US Army Air Force) with all their supporting units…
How do you find World War 2 records for a father who served in the Philippines and received an Honorable discharge because of illness and then was shipped back?
Go to the web site for the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. Fill out a standard form 180 with the requested information. You'll need the individuals service number. On July 12, 1973, a fire at the NPRC destroyed approximately 16-18 million Official Military Personnel Files. Good luck!!
Where can you find information on the 908th Veterans Food Inspection Detachment and the service they performed in the CBI Theater during World War 2?
European (or Western) Theater is the part of WWII that was fought in Europe with Nazis (Germans), some Italians, and some battles in Africa. Pacific Theater is the part of the WWII that was fought between USA and Japan. There were British, Aussies, Dutch, Indians and Chinese who also fought the Japanese. The Pacific was divided into the South Pacific and the North Pacific, another front was CBI (China Burma India).
According to a Wikipedia article, 16,112,566 people were members of the United States armed forces during World War II. There were 291,557 battle deaths, 113,842 other deaths in service (non-theater), and 671,846 non-mortal woundings, for a total of 405,399 deaths in service, and a total of 1,077,245 killed and wounded. A total of 15,707,167 survived the war, 15,035,321 non-wounded.
Here is a listing of major wars of the United States. American Revolution (1775–1783) Total servicemembers 217,000 Battle deaths 4,435 Non mortal woundings 6,188 War of 1812 (1812–1815) Total servicemembers 286,730 Battle deaths 2,260 Nonmortal woundings 4,505 Indian Wars (approx. 1817–1898) Total servicemembers 106,0001 Battle deaths 1,0001 Mexican War (1846–1848) Total servicemembers 78,718 Battle deaths 1,733 Other deaths in service (nontheater) 11,550 Nonmortal woundings 4,152 Civil War (1861–1865) Total servicemembers (Union) 2,213,363 Battle…
American Revolution (1775–1783) Total servicemembers 217,000 Battle deaths 4,435 Non mortal woundings 6,188 War of 1812 (1812–1815) Total servicemembers 286,730 Battle deaths 2,260 Nonmortal woundings 4,505 Indian Wars (approx. 1817–1898) Total servicemembers 106,0001 Battle deaths 1,0001 Mexican War (1846–1848) Total servicemembers 78,718 Battle deaths 1,733 Other deaths in service (nontheater) 11,550 Nonmortal woundings 4,152 Civil War (1861–1865) Total servicemembers (Union) 2,213,363 Battle deaths (Union) 140,414 Other deaths in service (nontheater) (Union) 224,097 Nonmortal…
The Vietnam War was a conventional war; it did not involve nuclear weapons, so there was no poisoning of the atmosphere from radiation or nuclear fallout. As far as medical treatments for personnel encountered during the war; US Military Medical Personnel conducted medical treatment on nearly all people that came into contact with US military personnel, in the war zone or not. This included wounded enemy personnel.
World War two was fought for the most part in what is called the European Theater and the Pacific Theater. The European theater consisted of all of Europe (except spain) all the way to Western Russia. The Pacific theater consisted of many islands in the Pacific ocean, Japan, the Philippeans (sp?), Burma, and many other Asian countries, including Indochina (now vietnam, cambodia, etc)