World war 2 wwii

Unit 8 WWII

  • Congregational Medal of Honor

    Congregational Medal of Honor
    The Congregational Medal of Honor was created during the American Civil War. The highest military decoration presented by the United States government to a member of its armed forces
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  • Concentration Camps

    Concentration Camps
    Starting in 1933, after Hitler came into power and created a Nazi union, they developed over 20,000 concentration camps in Germany. These were sites of internment during the Holocaust which were liberated by American forces.
  • Holocaust

    The Holocaust was a systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsered persecution and murder of approximately 6 million Jews by the Nazi regime. When Adolf Hitler came into power, in January of 1933, he conducted the Nazi Party, originally made in the country of Germany.
  • Douglas Macarthur

    Douglas Macarthur
    Douglas Macarthur was born January 26, 1880. He served in the U.S. military as an American general of the army. Eventually, he worked his way up to becoming top leader of the U.S. military academy then commander of U.S. army forces in 1941.
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  • Merchant Marines

    Merchant Marines
    The Merchant Marines was originated from a Merchant Marine Act developed in 1936. Basically, Merchant Marines was a fleet of civilian-owned merchant vessels that utilized the Liberty Cargo Ships.
  • Chester W. Nimitz

    Chester W. Nimitz
    Chester W. Nimitz was born February 24, 1885 and served a part in the U.S. military. He served in the Naval branch and help to fight in WWII.
  • George Marshall

    George Marshall
    George Marshall was born December 31, 1880. He was an army cheif of staff that coordinated the war effort from Washington D.C. from 1939-1945.
  • Omar Bradley

    Omar Bradley
    Omar Bradley was born February 12, 1893. He was a senior U.S. Army field commander in North Africa and Europe during World War II, and a General of the Army in the United States Army.
  • Flying Tigers

    Flying Tigers
    The Flying Tigers was a large group of the Chinese Air Force in 1941-1942. Former pilots of the U.S. armed services who volunteered to fly with the Chinese Air Force to defend against Japanese agression.
  • Multiple Front War

    Multiple Front War
    The Multiple Front War began in 1941-1943. It divided military forces in order to fight on land in Europe and sea/land in the Pacific.
  • Tuskegee Airmen

    Tuskegee Airmen
    Tuskegee Airmen s the popular name of a group of African-American pilots who fought in World War II. Formally, they formed the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group of the United States Army Air Corps.
  • Navajo Code Talkers

    Navajo Code Talkers
    The Navajo Code Talkers went into action during every U.S. Marine attack in the Pacific from 1942-1945. This was a group that used the practice of encryption to convert communication into an unknown language so that is unable to be decoded by the enemy.
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    On April 9, 1942, ten thousands of American and Filipino soldiers surrendered to Japanese forces. The Americans were Army, Army Air Corps, Navy and Marines.
  • Battle Of Midway

    Battle Of Midway
    The Battle Of Midway occured on June 4, 1942. This battle was the turning point for Allies in the Pacific in WWII due to the Japanese loss of four large aircraft carriers.
  • Island Hopping

    Island Hopping
    Island Hopping (leapfrogging) was a military strategy employed by the Allies in the Pacific War against Japan and the Axis powers during World War II.
  • Operation Overlord

    Operation Overlord
    Operation Overlord was a code named for the Battle of Normandy in 1944. The operation that launched the invasion of German-occupied western Europe during World War II by Allied forces.
  • D-Day Invasion

    D-Day Invasion
    D-Day Invasion occurred June 6, 1944 in Northern France. It was an allied invasion to repel the occupation of the German Army. This invasion landing at Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword Beaches.
  • George S. Patton

    George S. Patton
    George S. Patton was born November 11, 1885. He was a brash American General and brilliant tank commander that led the third Army of U.S. in final assault on Germany.
  • Atomic Weapons

    Atomic Weapons
    Atomic Weapons were first recognized in 1945. These weapons were technology that gave President Truman he confidence to demand an unconditional surrender of all armed forces or suffer utter destruction.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    The Potsdam Conference occured between July 16, 1945 on through August 1945. This was a meeting that led to the international partitioing of Germany into four seperate zones.
  • Liberty Ships

    Liberty Ships
    Liberty Cargo Ships were first invented September 27, 1947. They were a type of technology used by the merchant marines to contribute to the victory in WWII.
  • Dwight Eisenhower

    Dwight Eisenhower
    Dwight Eisenhower was born October 14, 1890 and was the 34th president of the United States from 1953-1961. Before becoming president, he had served as a five-star general in the U.S. army during WWII.
  • Conventional Weapons

    Conventional Weapons
    The original Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) was negotiated and concluded during the last years of the Cold War and established comprehensive limits on key categories of conventional military equipment in Europe.