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Poeple of ww2

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People and Events
of WW2 Chester Nimitz Douglas McArthur Erwin Rommel Born January 26, 1880
Died April 5, 1964
Was General and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army
He received Medal of Honor and so did his father they were the first father and son to get it.
Douglas retreated to the Bataan Peninsula and they stayed for three months.
They had to eat horses and mules which spread Malaria, Scruvy, and Dysentery. Born November 15,1891
Died October 14, 1944
His nickname was "Desert Fox"
He got that name by out smarting everyone.
He was a German Commander
Until he was taken over by George Patton. Born February 24,1885 --- Died February 20,1966
He was 5 star Admiral in US Navy
He was Chief of Naval Operations from 1945 until 1947
Was the last surviving Fleet Admiral Omar Bradley Born February 12, 1893
Died April 8, 1981
U.S. Army field commander in North Africa and Europe.
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. Bataan Death March Doolittle Raid Also known as the Tokyo Raid
On April 18, 1942
First air raid by the US to strike Japanese Home Islands (especially Honshu)
About 50 dead, 400 injured (including civilians) Battle of Midway Was 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.
One month after the Battle of the Coral Sea, the United States Navy decisively defeated an Imperial Japanese Navy attack against Midway Atoll inflicting irreparable damage on the Japanese fleet. Began on April 9, 1942
All told, approximately 2,500–10,000 Filipino and 100-650 American prisoners of war died before they could reach Camp O'Donnell.
It was a 63 mile march that lasted a week or so. Battle of Alantic From 1939 to the defeat of Germany in 1945.
At its core was the Allied naval blockade of Germany, announced the day after the declaration of war, and Germany's subsequent counter-blockade.
Forces were aided by ships and aircraft of the United States from September 13, 1941. Began August 23, 1942
Ended February 2, 1943
The Battle of Stalingrad was a major and decisive battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad.
Was marked by constant close-quarters combat and lack of regard for military and civilian casualties. Battle of Stalingrad Was held at the Anfa Hotel in Casablanca, Morocco, then a French protectorate, from January 14 to 24, 1943, to plan the Allied European strategy for the next phase of World War II. Casablanca Conference OPERATION OVERLOAD He operation that launched the invasion of German-occupied western Europe during World War II by Allied forces.
He operation that launched the invasion of German-occupied western Europe during World War II by Allied forces. Battling Japan in The Pacific Took place in the Pacific Ocean, its islands, and in East Asia, then called the Far East.
It is generally considered the Pacific War began on 7/8 December 1941 with the invasion of Thailand. TEST QUESTIONS Japanese suicide pilots were known as_______ pilots.

The Japanese were determined to destroy the American fleet in the Pacific after.

The invasion of Normandy was important because it
c. Kamikaze D, James Doolittle dropped bombs on Tokyo
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