Henry J. Kaiser
Leading American industrialist and shipbuilder during WWII
John L. Lewis
Tough head of the United Mine workers, whose work stoppages precipitated antistrike laws
A. Philip Randolph
head of the brotherhood of sleeping car porters whose threatened march on Washington opened job opportunities for blacks during the World War II
Top German General in North Africa whose advance was finally haltedd at El Alamein by British General Montgomery.
Jiang Jieshi (Chiang Kai-shek)
US ally who resisted Japanese advances in China during World War II.
Commander of the U.S. Army in the pacific during World War II, who fulfilled his promise to return to the Philipines
Chester W. Nimitz
Commander of the U.S. naval forces in the Pacific and brillian strategist of the "island hopping campaign"
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Commander of the Allied military assault against Hitler in North Africa and France
The Allied leader who constantly pressured the U.S. & Britain to open a second front against Hitler
Allied leader who met with FDR to plan a strategy at Casablanca & Teheran
Thomas E. Dewey
Republican presidential nominee in 1944 who failed in his effort to deny FDR a fourth term
Henry A. Wallace
FDR;s liberal vice president during most of WWII, dumped from the ticket in 1944
Harry S. Truman
Inconspicuous former senator from Missouri who was suddenly catapulted to national and world leadership on April 12, 1945
German-born physicist who helped persuade Roosevelt to develop the atomic bomb
Japanese emperor who was allowed to stay on his throne, despite unconditional surrender policy