Government policy to help American industry produce war materials.
Chief of staff of the US army.
The Ford Motor Company built this B-24 bomber.
This manufactured 1/3 of all military equipment during the war.
Owned a shipyard that held the basic cargo ships.
The basic cargo ships used during the war.
War Production Board (WPB)
An agency that set priorities and production goals and controlled the distribution of raw materials.
Office of War Mobilization
Roosevelt established this to settle arguments between different agencies.
Selective Service and Training Act
A plan for the first peacetime draft in American History.
The US army was completely ______________ at the start of the war.
GI's or Government issue
Double V campaign
Promoted participation by African Americans and formulated plans for building the new USA.
Benjamin O Davis
The 1st African American officer to become a brigadier general in the US army.
Women were recruited into the military to release men from_____________.
Oveta Culp Hobby
Director of the Women's Army Corps during World War II.
99th pursuit squadron
Most famous fighter squadron
Admiral Chester Nimitz
Commander of the US navy in the Pacific.
General Douglas MacArthur
The American commander who retreated to the Bataan Peninsula.
Bataan Death March
Prisoners were forced to march 65 mi in the Philippines.
An island in Manila Bay, Philippines.
Colonel James Doolittle
In charge of bombing Tokyo, AKA B-25 mission.
Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
Commander of Japanese imperial fleet.
Battle of the Coral Sea
1st time that naval warfare ships didn't fire on one another.
Invasion of North Africa
Battle of Midway
Americans defeated the Japanese navy.
Admiral Ernest King
Commander in chief of the US navy
General Dwight Eisenhower
Commanded the invasion of North Africa
General George Patton
Captured the city of Casablanca.
Battle of Kasserine Pass
The Americans were out numbered and out fought.
Battle of the Atlantic
German submarines attacked the Americans vessels. This was the longest running military campaign
Battle of Stalingrad
Germany surrendered to the Soviet Union. This was the bloodiest battle in WWII
Rosie the Riveter
She symbolized the new role of women in war.
A. Philip Randolph
Headed the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters who pressured Roosevelt to provide jobs for African Americans in defense factories.
Executive Order 8802
"There shall be no discrimination in the employment of workers in defense industries..."
Fair Employment Practices Commission
Enforces nondiscrimination in hiring workers in defense industries.
Southern California and the expansion of cities in the great south.
Roosevelt's order to allow the war department to declare any part of the US to be a military zone and to remove anybody they wanted from that zone led to this.
Korematsu v. the United States
Ruled that loyal American citizens could not be held against their will.
442nd Regimental Combat Team
Most highly decorated unit in WWII.
Office of Price Administration
Stabilizes both wages and prices.
Office of Economic Stabilization
Regulated wages and prices of farm products.
War Labor Board
Tried to prevent strikes that might endanger the war effort by mediating disputes between labor and management.
This is where FDR and Churchill agreed to step up the bombing of Germany and to attack the Axis on the island of Sicily.
The invasion of Sicily.
General Dwight D. Eisenhower
He was placed in overall command of the invasion of Sicily
An amphibious truck
As a result of the allied invasion of Sicily, the King had __________ arrested.
The code name for the invasion of France.
FDR selected him to command operation overlord.
The campaign to convince the Germans that the invasion of France would be at Pas-de-Calais instead of Normandy.
Utah, Omaha, Gold, Sword, Juno
The five beaches used in the Normandy invasion.
General Omar Bradley
The commander of the American forces landing at Omaha and Utah.
Most highly decorated American soldier.
Battle of Philippine Sea
'Great Marianas turkey shoot'
An atoll in the Gilbert Islands.
Battle of Leyte Gulf
Largest naval battle in history.
Pilots who would crash their planes into American ships, killing themselves at the same time.
The invasion of Normandy
Battle of Hedgerows
Took place in the fields of Normandy
When was Paris liberated by the allies.
Battle of the Bulge
Hitler's last major offensive of WW II.
Victory in Europe (V-E day)
May 8th, 1945
Invasion of Iwo Jima
Planes started to run out of fuel and it was the closest island to invade.
General Curtis LaMay
Commander of B-29's in Mariana and he used bombs filled with gasoline as a strategy.
Invaded here t destroy Japan's war production quickly.
The invasion of Japan
Dormant Volcano in Iwo Jima
Operation Ice burg
Invasion of Okinawa
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Led the team of engineers and scientists to build an atomic bomb.