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WW2 Test - Locks and WW2 From Space
Terms in this set (55)
What percentage of U.S. citizens supported neutrality at the start of WW2?
75% or 3/4
What was a Mitsubishi Zero?
Japanese war planes
What time did the attack on Pearl Harbor start?
How many battleships did the Japanese sink at Pearl Harbor
4 were sunk and 8 disabled
Which types pf ships were absent at Pearl Harbor that was very important?
Air craft carriers
How much did Washington think the war would cost in today's money?
What happened four days after Pearl Harbor?
Germany declares was on the U.S.
What was the secret weapon Germany used to cut off British supplies?
What did the British give the United States in exchange for 50 battle ships?
8 military bases and business
What percentage of women became the core of the American labor force?
What two reasons did the Japanese have for capturing territories in the Pacific?
resources (oil and rubber) and to protect them
What was JN25?
Naval code for Japanese
Who won the battle of midway?
What was the Luftwaffe?
German Air Force
Where did Hitler plan to attack after cancelling the Battle of Britain?
Soviet Union (Russia)
What was Hitler's first major defeat of WW2?
Battle of Britain
What was the B17 nicknamed?
What was the single most essential commodity of WW2
What was Operation Barbarossa?
Invasion of the Soviet Union
How many Jews and undesirables were slaughtered during Operation Barbarossa?
What did the United States provide the Soviet Union with during Lend Lease?
supplies, gasoline, military system, food, boots
What did the Germans want to take in North African from the British Empire?
oil reserves and Suez Canal
What percentage of the American population joined the war effort?
What was the first land battle that United States took part in North Africa?
Identify the Army and Navy leaders in the Invasion of Japan?
MacArthur (Army) Nimitz (Navy)
What was the kill ratio at the battle of the Marianas?
What did Japanese call the raids on Tokyo?
The Night of the Black Snow
How many square miles of Tokyo did the bombings destroy?
16 square miles
What was the Atlantic Wall?
Which positions at Normandy were most heavily defended?
How many casualties did the allies lose at Normandy?
What was Hitler's last offence against the allies?
Battle of the Bulge
Where was arguably the fiercest fighting U.S. military personnel have ever experienced?
What percentage of Kamikazes hit American ships?
How many casualties did the war department feel the invasion of mainland Japan would take?
10 million Japanese and 1.7 Americans
What was the Manhattan Project?
Creating the atomic bomb
How much did the Manhattan Project cost?
When did Japan surrender?
September 2, 1945
How many people died in WW2?
How did the US economy change during WWII?
went from #17 to #1 military base in the world, #1 lender in the world, 14 to 30,000 military bases
What is one headline from the Sault Evening News in 1942 or 1943?
Fear Bombing Attack on Soo, observers are Told
What percentage of American's iron ore passed through Soo Locks?
How many troops were stationed here in the Sault to protect the Locks?
Why was it important to protect the Soo Locks in WW2?
The iron ore was shipped here
What are three things that helped protect the Locks?
Barrage Balloons, anti-aircraft weapons, hutments
What was placed in the air over the Locks? WHY was it placed there?
Steel mesh nets to guard against torpedo bombs
What did the citizens of the Sault often have in their backyards?
How did Sault residents HELP discourage an attack on the Locks?
Anti-aircraft nests and civilian defensive units
What was built on March 7, 1942 and why?
Congress ordered construction on a new lock because we needed more iron ore to make weapons
How long did it take to finish them finish the MacArthur lock?
Presidents Roosevelt made Sault Ste Marie a what?
When did Fort Brady close?
Barrage balloons were filled with what?
What is the biggest lock?
What is the Super Lock replacing?
Davis lock and Sabin lock
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