• Conventional Weapons

    weapons that are in relatively wide use that are not weapons of mass destruction. These weapons use explosive material based on chemical energy, as opposed to nuclear energy in nuclear weapons.
  • Congressional 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.
  • Douglas MacArthur

    was an 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
  • George Marshall

    was an American military leader, Chief of Staff of the Army, Secretary of State, and the third Secretary of Defense.
  • Chester W. Nimitz

    He held the dual command of Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet, for U.S. naval forces and Commander in Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas, for U.S. and Allied air, land, and sea forces during World War II
  • George S. Patton

    was a general in the United States Army most well known for his command of the Seventh United States Army
  • Dwight Eisenhower

    He was 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
  • Omar Bradley

    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
  • 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
  • Concentration Camps

    Guarded compound for the detention or imprisonment of aliens, members of ethnic minorities, political opponents etc.
  • Merchant Marines

    The fleet of merchant vessels that are registered in a country, which varies in capacity.
    The United States Merchant Marine is made up of the nation's civilian-owned merchant ships and the men and women that crew them
  • Tuskegee Airmen

    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 Corp
  • Liberty Ships

    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, and came to symbolize U.S. wartime industrial output.
  • Mutliple Front War

    One in which fighting takes place on two or more 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
  • Flying Tigers

    Pilots from the United States Army, Navy, and Marine Corps, recruited under presidential authority and commanded by Claire Lee Chennault.
  • Bataan Death March

    was the forcible transfer, by the Imperial Japanese Army, of 60-80,000 Filipino and American prisoners of war after the three-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines during World War II
  • Navajo Code Talkers

    United States soldiers during the world wars who used their knowledge of Native-American languages as a basis to transmit coded messages.
  • Batle Of Midway

    was the most important naval battle of the Pacific Campaign of World War II.
    It was only 6 months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.
  • Island Hopping

    A military strategy employed by the Allies in the Pacific War against Japan and the Axis powers during World War II. The idea was to bypass heavily fortified Japanese positions and instead concentrate the limited Allied resources on strategically important islands that were not well defended but capable of supporting the drive to the main islands of Japan.
  • D-Day Invasion

    the day of the Normandy landings initiating the Western Allied effort to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi occupation during World War II
  • Operation Overload

    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
  • Potsdam Confence

    was held at Cecilienhof, Hohenzollern, in Potsdam, occupied Germany.
    Participants were the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States.
    The goals of the conference also included the establishment of post-war order, peace treaties issues, and countering the effects of the war.
  • Atomic Weapons

    is 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.