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Important People of WW2

By Jaret Linedecker

Nathaniel Pimpas

on 12 May 2013

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Transcript of Important People of WW2

United States Of America Franklin D. Roosevelt-
Born: Hyde Park on January 30th, 1882
Died: April 12th, 1945
Created the Grand Alliance
Harry Truman-
Born: May 8th, 1884
Died: December 26th, 1972
Took over for Franklin D. Roosevelt when he passed
Dwight D. Eisenhower-
Born: October 24th, 1890
Died: March 28th, 1969
He led all the allies in the Battle of the Bulge
Was a strong president and leader
General George S. Patton-
Defeated Sicily and much of Northern France
Was a strong point against German counter attack Germany Adolf Hitler- Born: April 20th, 1889
Died: April 30th, 1945
Dictator of Nazi Germany from 1934-1945
Committed suicide towards the end of the war
Erwin Rommel-
Born: Heidenheim on November 15th, 1891
Died: October 14th, 1944
Very well respected officer
Very powerful and clever officer, nicknamed Desert Fox Japan General Hideki Tojo-
Born: Tokyo, Japan on December 30th, 1884
Died: Shot himself in the chest before arrested, did not die
Executed on December 23rd, 1948 for war crimes
He was the one that ordered the attack on Pearl Harbor
Isoroku Yamamoto-
Born: April 4th, 1884
Assassinated: April18th, 1943, shot out of a plane
Considered one of greatest strategists
Planned attack on Pearl Harbor Soviet Union Josef Stalin-
Born: Gori on December 18th, 1878
Died March 5th, 1953
Turned Soviet economy around and defeated Germany, though costing some 20 million under his ruthless reign
Georgy Zhukov-
Born: December 1st, 1896
Died: June 18th, 1974
Was considered the most successful Russian General
Known as "The Man Who Did Not Lose a Battle"
Led the attack on Berlin Italy Benito Mussolini-
Born: Predappio, July 29th, 1883
Executed: April 28th, 1945
Some allies were Germany and Japan
He founded fascism United Kingdom Winston Churchill-
Born: November 30th, 1874
Died: January 24th, 1964
Was the Prime Minister two times
Refused to give up or compromise with Germany
Led England for many years, helped in many world affairs Britian Bernard Law Montgomery-
Born: London, England on November 17th, 1887
Died: March 25th, 1976
Defeated Erwin Rommel and his army
Was a great militry leader his whole life, was infantry in WW1
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