ABC's of WWII

Amphibious

Relating to living in, or suited for both land and water.

Battleship

A heavy warship of a type built chiefly in the late 19th & early 20th centuries, with extensive armor & large-caliber guns.

Cryptography

The art of writing or solving codes.

D-Day

The day on which an important operation is to begin or a change to take effect.

Enigma

A person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand.

Fuselage

The main body of an aircraft.

Grenade

A small bomb thrown by hand or launched mechanically.

Helmet

A hard or padded protective hat, various types of which are worn by soldiers.

Invasion

An unwelcome instrusion into another's domain.

Jeep

A small, study motor vehicle with four-wheel drive, especially one used by the military.

Kamikaze

A Japanese aircraft loaded with explosive & making a deliberate suicidal crash on an enemy target.

Luftwaffe

Was the aerial warfare branch of the German Wehrmacht during world war 2.

Morale

The confidence, enthusiasm, & discipline of a person or group at a particular time.

Navy

The whole body of warship & auxiliaries belonging to a country or ruler.

Okinawa

The largest of the Ryukyu islands, taken by u.s. forces April-June 1945 in the last major amphibious campaign of world war 2.

Paratrooper

A member of a military infantry unit trained to attack or land in combat areas by parachuting from airplanes.

Quisling

A person who betrays his or her own country by aiding an invading enemy, often serving later in a puppet government 5th columnist.

Rommel

1891-1949, German field marshal: commander of the German forces in North Africa in world war 2.

Sabotage

To injure or attack by sabotage.

Tojo

1884-1948, Japanese general: executed for war crimes.

Uniform

An identifying outfit or style of dress worn by the members of a given profession, organization, or rank.

V-mail

A mail system used by u.s. armed forces during world war 2.

World war 2

A war fought between Axis powers-German, Italy, & Japan and the Allies, including France & Britain, & later the soviet Union & the United States.

X-ray

The x-ray machine was used beyond WWII & into the Korean war.

Yank

A person who lives in or is from, the US.

Zeppelin Operation

It was carried out in the time preceding the invasion of Nor Mandy.