Unit 8 WWll

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  • Douglas MacArthur

    Douglas MacArthur
    (26 January 1880 – 5 April 1964), American general and field marshal of the Philippine Army who was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War II. only man ever to become a field marshal in the Philippine Army.
  • Chester W. Nimitz

    Chester W. Nimitz
    (February 24, 1885 – February 20, 1966), a five-star admiral of the United States Navy. He served as Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) from 1945 until 1947. He was the United States' last surviving Fleet Admiral. He was one of the best navy admirls we have ever had in history.
  • Dwight Eisenhower

    Dwight Eisenhower
    (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969), the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He had previously been a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe. In 1951, he became the first supreme commander of NATO.
  • Multi- Front War

    Multi- Front War
    one in which fighting takes place on two geographically separate fronts. It is usually executed by two or more separate forces simultaneously or nearly simultaneously, in the hope that their opponent will be forced to split their fighting force to deal with both threats, therefore reducing their odds of success. Where one of the contending forces is surrounded, the fronts are called interior lines.
  • Concentration Camps

    Concentration Camps
    The first Nazi concentration camps were hastily erected in Germany in February 1933 immediately after Hitler became Chancellor and his NSDAP was given control over the police through Reich Interior Minister W.Frick and Prussian Acting Interior Minister H.Göring. Between 1939 and 1942 during World War II, the number of camps exploded to 300+.
  • Holocaust

    the mass murder or genocide of approximately six million Jews during World War II, a programme of systematic state-sponsored murder by Nazi Germany, led by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party, throughout German-occupied territory. Over one million Jewish children were killed in the Holocaust, as were approximately two million Jewish women and three million Jewish men.
  • Navajo Code Talkers

    Navajo Code Talkers
    Code talkers were United States soldiers during the world wars who used their knowledge of Native-American languages as a basis to transmit coded messages. In particular there were approximately 400-500 Native Americans in the United States Marine Corps whose primary job was the transmission of secret tactical messages. Code talkers transmitted these messages over military telephone or radio communications nets using formal or informally developed codes built upon their native languages.
  • George Marshall

    George Marshall
    (December 31, 1880 – October 16, 1959), an American military leader, Chief of Staff of the Army, Secretary of State, and the third Secretary of Defense. noted as the "organizer of victory" by Winston Churchill for his leadership of the Allied victory in World War II. He made sure that when he was in battle that he got it done right.
  • Omar Bradley

    Omar Bradley
    (February 12, 1893 – April 8, 1981), 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. he ultimately commanded forty-three divisions and 1.3 million men, the largest body of American soldiers ever to serve under a U.S. field commander.
  • Tuskegee Airmen

    Tuskegee Airmen
    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 (United States Army Air Forces after 20 June 1941). The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military aviators in the United States armed forces. During World War II, African Americans in many U.S. states were still subject to the Jim Crow laws.
  • Medal of Honor

    Medal of Honor
    the United States of America's highest military honor, awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. The medal is awarded by the President of the United States in the name of Congress. There are three versions of the medal, one for the Army, one for the Navy, and one for the Air Force.
  • Merchant Marines

    Merchant Marines
    The United States Merchant Marine[1] is the fleet of U.S. civilian-owned merchant vessels, operated by either the government or the private sector, that engage in commerce or transportation of goods and services in and out of the navigable waters of the United States. The Merchant Marine is responsible for transporting cargo and passengers during peace time. In time of war, the Merchant Marine is an auxiliary to the Navy, and can be called upon to deliver troops and supplies for the military.
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    the forcible transfer, by the Imperial Japanese Army, of 60,000 Filipino and 15,000 American prisoners of war after the three-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines during World War II.[3] All told, approximately 2,500–10,000 Filipino and 100–650 American prisoners of war died before they could reach Camp O'Donnell.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    widely regarded as the most important naval battle of the Pacific Campaign of World War II. Between 4 and 7 June 1942, only six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, and one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea, the United States Navy decisively defeated an Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) attack against Midway Atoll.
  • Conventional Weapons

    Conventional Weapons
    generally refer to weapons that are in relatively wide use that are not weapons of mass destruction. Conventional weapons include small arms and light weapons, sea and land mines, as well as (non-nuclear) bombs, shells, rockets, missiles and cluster munitions. These weapons use explosive material based on chemical energy, as opposed to nuclear energy in nuclear weapons.
  • Flying Tigers

    Flying Tigers
    The 1st American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Chinese Air Force in 1941–1942, famously nicknamed the Flying Tigers, was composed of pilots from the United States Army (USAAF), Navy (USN), and Marine Corps (USMC), recruited under presidential authority and commanded by Claire Lee Chennault.
  • Island Hopping

    Island Hopping
    Island hopping is a term that refers to the means of crossing an ocean by a series of shorter journeys between islands, as opposed to a single journey directly across the ocean to the destination. Basically the chines had controll of all the islands during the war. The United States finally wanted to take Them back.
  • Liberty Ships

    Liberty Ships
    Liberty ships were cargo ships built in the United States during World War II. Though British in conception, they were adapted by the U.S. as they were cheap and quick to build,[3] and came to symbolize U.S. wartime industrial output. Based on vessels ordered by Britain to replace ships torpedoed by German U-boats, they were purchased for the U.S. fleet and for lend-lease deliveries of war material to Britain and to the Soviet Union via deliveries through Iran.
  • D-Day Invasion

    D-Day Invasion
    the invasion and establishment of Allied forces in Normandy, France, during Operation Overlord in 1944 during World War II. It was the largest amphibious operation ever to take place. It was one of the bloodist days in the war. It was also a turning pont of the war. It made us have a easy way into france to take out the nazi's.
  • Operation Overlord

    Operation Overlord
    the code name for the Battle of Normandy, the operation that launched the invasion of German-occupied western Europe during World War II by Allied forces. The operation commenced on 6 June 1944 with the Normandy landings. A 12,000-plane airborne assault preceded an amphibious assault involving almost 7,000 vessels.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    held at Cecilienhof, the home of Crown Prince Wilhelm Hohenzollern, in Potsdam, occupied Germany, from July 17 to August 2, 1945. Participants were the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States. It seperated germany into 4 different regions.
  • Atomic Weapons

    Atomic Weapons
    an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission or a combination of fission and fusion. Both reactions release vast quantities of energy from relatively small amounts of matter. The first fission ("atomic") bomb test released the same amount of energy as approximately 20,000 tons of TNT.
  • George S. Patton

    George S. Patton
    (11 November 1885 – 21 December 1945), a general in the United States Army most well known for his command of the Seventh United States Army, and later the Third United States Army, in the European Theatre in World War II. Patton commanded the first troops into the war during the North African Campaign in 1942.