German Nazi dictator during World War II (1889-1945)
Fascist dictator of Italy
The Dictator of Soviet Union during WW2 who was a brutal leader that executed people
president of the USA during the Great Depression & WWII
FDR's vice prez. took over when he died. made the decision to drop the atomic bomb
United States general, who as Secretary of State organized the European Recovery Program
United States general who supervised the invasion of Normandy and the defeat of Nazi Germany
Prime Minister of Great Britain during WWII
Charles de Gaulle
French general and statesman who became very popular during World War II as the leader of the Free French forces in exile
French general in command of forces at Verdun
The Desert Fox. Commander of the Axis forces in North Africa.
United States admiral of the Pacific fleet during World War II who used aircraft carriers to destroy the Japanese navy
American general, who commanded allied troops in the Pacific during World War II.
Allied leader who fought for control of the Solomon islands in the South Pacific
commander of the B-29s based in the Marianas
Japanese admiral who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941
military dictator of Japan during WWII
emperor of Japan during WWII
Rosie the Riveter
symbol of American women who went to work in factories during the war
practice of giving in to aggression in order to avoid war
"Lighting war", typed of fast-moving warfare used by German forces against Poland n 1939
Battle of Britain
the prolonged bombardment of British cities by the German Luftwaffe during World War II and the aerial combat that accompanied it
allows America to sell, lend, or lease arms or other war supplies to any nation considered "vital to the defense of the U.S."
Decisive battle in German invasion of Russia, the Germans were surrounded and systemically destroyed
The code name for the beginning plans of D-day and the invasion of France's coast
Battle of the Bulge
WWII battle in which German forces launched a final counterattack in the west
May 8, 1945; victory in Europe Day when the Germans surrendered
The two days when Nazi troops attacked Jewish homes, businesses and synoguoges, also know as "Night of the Broken Glass."
the Nazi program of exterminating Jews under Hitler
United States military base on Hawaii that was bombed by Japan, bringing the United States into World War II. December 7, 1941.
Turning point in the pacific war. Stops japanese advance, japan looses 4 aircraft carriers, japanese navy never recovers
April 1942. Gen. James Doolittle sends B-25 bombers to Tokyo. First offensive of the U.S. Does little
Battle of the Coral Sea
A battle between Japanese and American naval forces that stopped the Japanese advance on Australia.
a battle in World War II in the Pacific (1942-1943); the island was occupied by the Japanese and later recaptured by American forces
strategy of Allies in World War 2 of capturing some Japanese-held islands and going around others
Battle of the Philippine Sea
A decisive naval victory for the United States fleet over the Japanese who were trying to block supplies from reaching American troops on Leyte
An opportunity for an individual or a party to very easily take advantage of a situation
Japanese suicide pilots who loaded their planes with explosives and crashed them into American ships.
One of the Bloodiest battles in the war, a fight to the death for Japanese soldiers, as the Americans were coming closer to Japan
Japanese island battle where soldiers convinced civilians to kill themselves
In savage close-quarter fighting near the end of the war the United States took this island from the Japanese; considered the greatest victory of the Pacific campaign for the Americans
City in Japan, the first to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, on August 6, 1945. The bombing hastened the end of World War II.
Japanese city in which the second atomic bomb was dropped (August 9, 1945).
bomb dropped by an American bomber on Hiroshima and Nagasaki destroying both cities
the imprisonment or confinement of people, commonly in large groups, without trial. We did it to Japanese-Americans in WWII because we thought they might be spies or something.