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Yes, there were. Most noteworthy were the "Navajo Codetalkers," whos Native American language could not be understood by the Japanese. Richard V. Horrell WW 2 Connections.com

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Q: Were there any Native American units in the Pacific Theatre?
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Who were Native American talkers?

The people who spoke the various and incredibly diverse Native American languages were pretty much everyone in the Americas prior to European colonization. Thus, I'm assuming you mean WINDtalkers. In that case, the Wind Talkers were Navajo/Dineh tribesmen who had been recruited in order to speak in Navajo. They were assigned to various units in the Pacific Theatre and communicated orders and messages between units in Navajo in order to keep it secret from the Japanese. Unlike codes which are based on systems that can be easily decoded, there were no Japanese agents who spoke Navajo. They also had to invent many new words for their language, such as "metal fish" for submarine. See the film with Nicholas Cage and Adam Beech - Wind Talkers.


Did African Americans fight in the pacific in World War 2?

Certainly. The African-American Units in the Pacific were among the most distinguished in the American Armed Forces. The Tuskegee Airmen (an all-black Air Force Brigade that fought in the Pacific) were one of the most heroic groups of American Soldiers in the War II.


Which battles was the M1 Garand used in during World War 2?

If the Americans were fighting in the battle the M1 Garand was there also. In the pacific and European theatre they were used in every battle America was in in the second world war. While the above is generally true regarding the European theatre, but at the outbreak of the war, there were several units which still had not fielded the Garand yet, particularly in the Marine Corps. The first battles in the Pacific saw units armed primarily with the Springfield M1903, rather than the Garand.


How many native American families can live in a longhouse?

That depends on how you define family. If you consider your grandmother and your cousins family then the answer would be one family. If you consider them to be extended family then more than one, depending on the size of the house.Native American family units are very different than European family units; more-so in the modern sense.


Who provided the weapons for the first American units?

France provided the weapons for the first American units.


Did any US Marines fight in the European Theatre?

Yes, but not as organised units. Carriers, Cruisers and Battleships all had Marine Detachments. There were individual members of the OSS, and members of various staffs. No major units, barracks or commands served in the European Theatre.


What were the names of the Native American tribes that lived in Florida?

There were four tribes in what is today Florida, the: Seminole, Calusa, Timucua, and Miccosukee. Please Note: The Seminole may have different sub-tribes that are 'heaped' together with them, this is common when defining Native American tribal units and not meant to disparage any sub-culture.


How does world war 2 influence native American?

Native Americans did fight in the war. One of the most famous units was the Navajo Code Talkers, who used their native language to encode messages for battle instructions for the allies. In Arizona, there were Japanese Internment and German prison camps on some reservations south of Phoenix.


Is there a list of all army personnel who served in the Pacific Theater in World War 2?

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. Engineers Battalions, and so on. Far to numerous to list.


Who was given command of all US Army units in the Pacific?

Douglas MacArthur


Who captured the Ohio River Valley during the Revolutionary war?

George Rogers Clark led Virginia (Kentucky) Militia units into marches that secured Illinois and Indiana from the British and their Native American allies.


Did aborignal peoples fight in WW1?

They served in units with other Canadians, fought in every Theatre in which Canadian.


Who commanded American troups in the pacific?

The Allies divided the world into Theaters of Operations, of which there were two in the Pacific, the Central Pacific Theater and the Southwest Pacific Theater. There was also a China-Burma-India Theater. US Army General Douglas MacArthur was commander of the Southwest Pacific Theater. US Navy Admiral Chester Nimitz commanded the Central Pacific, and he was also commander of the US Pacific Fleet. Nimitz usually had the six divisions of US Marines, and Army troops as well under his command, plus US Army Air Force units. British General Lord Louis Mountbatten commanded the China-Burma-India Theater.


What were all the fighting factions of the American Revolution?

Fighting Factions in the American Revolution For independence of the colonies: * Continental Army, local militias, & numerous individual citizens * a few Native American tribes * France & Spain For continued colonial status under Britain: * The British Army & Navy, supported by German troops, mostly from Hesse. * many Native American tribes * numerous individual citizens, some forming local militias & other fighting units * some slaves of southern planters, who were offered freedom for military service.


What are American units of air pressure?

PSI


Who provided weapons to the first American units?

obama


Who was given command over all us army units in pacific during WWII?

General Douglas MacArthur


Why did japan want to destroy important American fleet units?

The major objective for Japan in the Pearl Harbor attack was to neutralize the American fleet in order to enable the Japanese fleet to attack other targets in the Pacific and Southeast Asia. Japan wanted to be able to invade Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and other strategic islands and countries without fear of interference from the large American fleet.


What are the disadvantages of the blackbox theatre?

The seating units that are supposed to be moved around to create the different uses of the space are never as mobile as they are supposed to be.


What is the nickname the native Americans gave african-American army men?

"Buffalo Soldiers" is a nickname originally bestowed upon the members of the U.S. 10th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army by the Native American tribes they were fighting, the term eventually encompassed these units: * U.S. 9th Cavalry Regiment * U.S. 10th Cavalry Regiment * 24th Infantry Regiment * 25th Infantry Regiment * 27th Cavalry Regiment * 28th Cavalry Regimen


Who provided weapons for the first American units?

Citizen-Soldiers


Which general was given command of all US Army units in pacific during World War 2?

Douglas MacArthur .


What air force units were awarded the presidential unit citation?

Headquarter pacific Ground Electronic Engineering Agency 1959-1961


When did African American units start fighting with the Union Army?

1862


What US units landed on Utah Beach?

the American 3rd division