World War ii

Aly W., Erin B., Wendell R., Jp D.

WWII FACTS ( SEPT. 1,1939-SEPT. 2,1945)

  • 6 million Jews were killed during the holocaust
  • 16.1 million Americans served in WWII
  • 61 countries were involved in WWII
  • Hitler had a secret weapon, the Horton 229 bomber, carried 2,000 pounds of armaments while flying at 600 mph at 49,000 feet
  • 43,000 planes lost overseas and 23,000 in combat
  • Around 7 million soviet civilians were killed
  • Up to 250,000 people with disabilities killed in living institutions
  • Canada produced more trucks than Germany, Italy, and Japan combined
  • For every aircraft shot down In the battle, another aircraft was lost due to accident
  • The British were able to create artificial moonlight during the night-time battles

More Facts

  1. The most significant period of the 20th century. It brought major technology leaps and began the groundwork for the end of the European colonialism, the civil rights movement, women's rights movement, and programs for exploring space.
  2. The first service men were killed in the war was killed by Russians
  3. 84 German generals were executed by Hitler
  4. The polish army had broken the German enigma code prior to being overrun. They were able to send a pre-war cypher (stolen from the Germans) before being completely taken over
  5. Queen Elizabeth 11 served as a mechanic driver in WWII. US soldier John McKinney held off over 100 Japanese soldiers single handedly in WWII
  6. When the US declared war on Japan in 1941 there were a total of 1,00 nurses in the army corps. By the end of the war there were a total of 60,000 less than 1% of these nurses were black
  7. Even before WWII had started Hitler predicted in his book "Mein kampf" a European war that would exterminate all of the Jews from Germany