unit 8.2_clemus

  • Congressional Medal of Honor

    Congressional Medal of Honor
    Medal of Honor: the highest U.S. military decoration awarded for bravery and valor in action `above and beyond the call of duty'
  • Douglas MacArthur

    Douglas MacArthur
    United States general who served as chief of staff and commanded Allied forces in the South Pacific during World War II; he accepted the surrender of Japan.
  • George Marshall

    George Marshall
    United States general and statesman who as Secretary of State organized the European Recovery Program.
  • Chester W. Nimitz

    Chester W. Nimitz
    United States admiral of the Pacific fleet during World War II who used aircraft carriers to destroy the Japanese navy.
  • George S. Patton

    George S. Patton
    Brash American General and brillliant tank commander that led the 3rd Army of the United Stats in the final assult on Germany.
  • Dwight Eisenhower

    Dwight Eisenhower
    United States general who supervised the invasion of Normandy and the defeat of Nazi Germany; 34th President of the United States.
  • Omar Bradley

    Omar Bradley
    United States general who played an important role in the Allied victory in World War II
  • Navajo Code Talkers

    Navajo Code Talkers
    a secret agent who was one of the Navajos who devised and used a code based on their native language; the code was unbroken by the Japanese during World War II
  • Holocaust

    Systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution & murder of approximately 6 million Jews by the nazi regime
  • Concentration Camps

    Concentration Camps
    sites of internment during the Holocaust whch were liberated by American forces
  • Tuskegee Airmen

    Tuskegee Airmen
    a group of African American pilots who fought in World War II. Formally, they were the 332nd Fighter Group of the U.S. Army Air Corp.
  • Multiple Front War

    Multiple Front War
    In military terminology, a two-front war is one in which fighting takes place on two geographically separate fronts
  • Liberty Ships

    Liberty Ships
    a slow cargo ship built during World War II
  • Flying Tigers

    Flying Tigers
    former piolts of the us armed services who volunteered to fly with the Chinese Air force to defend against Japanese aggression
  • Conventional Weapons

    Conventional Weapons
    A weapon which is neither nuclear, biological, nor chemical.
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    The Bataan* Death March began as a plea for life. Men were tired, weak, and lacking food. The 70-mile march from Mariveles (on the tip of Bataan) to San Fernando was a trial that tested a man, broke him, or got him killed. The famished men who made the exhausting march in World War II would never be forgotten.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    Turning point for allies in the Pacific in World War 2 due to the Japanese loss of four large aircraft carriers
  • Island Hopping

    Island Hopping
    to travel from island to island, especially to visit a series of islands in the same chain or area.
  • D-Day Invasion

    D-Day Invasion
    Allied invasion of Northern rnce to repel the occupation of the German Army... landing at Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword beaches.
  • Operation Overland

    Operation Overland
    the codename for the Allied invasion of northern France
  • Postdam Conference

    Postdam Conference
    meeting that led to the international partitioning of Germany into four sepreate zones
  • atomic weapons

    atomic weapons
    a weapon of mass destruction whose explosive power derives from a nuclear reaction
  • Merchant Marines

    Merchant Marines
    The crew of a merchant vessel