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Chester Nimitz

Who was the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet during WWII?

 Answer: CHESTER NIMITZ

GEORGE PATTON

Identify the soldier pictured above?

ANS: GEORGE PATTON

iwoJima182

On what Iwo Jima mount was this famous photo taken?

On what battleship was the Japanese surrender in WWII signed?

World War II Facts


  • Allied Supreme CommanderDwight Eisenhower
  • American general of the 12th Army Group in Europe Omar Bradley
  • American general of the 3rd Army in EuropeGeorge S. Patton
  • British general in North AfricaBernard Montgomery
  • Top French generalCharles De Gaulle
  • British leader who declared “Peace in our time”Neville Chamberlain
  • German tank commander known as “Desert Fox”Erwin Rommel
  • British leader following ChamberlainWinston Churchill
  • Nazi SS chiefHeinrich Himmler
  • Nazi air force reichsmarschallHerman Goering
  • Nazi propaganda chiefJoseph Goebbels
  • Nazi architectAlbert Speer
  • Nazi foreign ministertJoachim von Ribbentrop
  • “The Butcher of Lyon”Klaus Barbie
  • Hitler aide who parachuted into ScotlandRudolf Hess
  • Nazi doctor known as the “Angel of Death”Josef Mengele
  • Nazi captured in Argentina and hanged in 1962Adolf Eichmann
  • Hitler’smistressEva Braun
  • German secret state policeGestapo
  • Chief of the U.S. Army air forcesHap Arnold
  • U.S. ambassador to Great Britain at start of warJoseph Kennedy
  • Seat of the occupied French government Vichy
  • Head of the Vichy French government and WW I hero Henri Petain
  • French defense line facing Germany Maginot Line
  • Part of Czechoslovakia ceded to Germany by Munich Pact Sudetenland
  • Country divided by Germany and Soviet Union, 1939 Poland
  • Russian who signed non-aggression pact with Hitler Vyacheslav Molotov
  • Head of Germany’s V2 rocket program Werner von Braun
  • Country invaded by Italy in 1939 Albania
  • French port where 337,000 soldiers were evacuated in 1940 Dunkirk
  • Cooperation agreement signed by FDR and ChurchillAtlantic Charter
  • Agreement by the U.S. to aid Britain with war materialsLend/Lease
  • Hitler’s mountain hideawayBerchtesgarten
  • German “lightning war” Blitzkrieg
  • German “pocket” battleship scuttled in Montevideo harbor Graf Spee
  • German battleship that sunk the HMS Hood Bismarck
  • Location of decisive allied victory in North Africa El Alamein
  • Air battle between the RAF and the Luftwaffe The Battle of Britain
  • Code name for German invasion of Soviet UnionOperation Barbarossa
  • Code name for D-Day invasionOperation Overlord
  • D-Day date June 6, 1944
  • D-Day beaches Omaha, Sword, Juno, Gold, Utah
  • Beach with the most casualties Omaha
  • French internal anti-Nazi effort Resistance
  • Germany’s final western offensive Battle of the Bulge
  • City centered around the Battle of the Bulge Bastogne
  • Response given by General McAuliffe at Bastogne “Nuts!”
  • Largest land battle in history, central Russia Battle of Kurst
  • Most-decorated U.S. soldier Audie Murphy
  • Japanese general who ordered attack on Pearl HarborTojo
  • Japanese admiral who planned attack on Pearl HarborYamamoto
  • Largest Japanese battle shipYamato
  • Pearl Harbor dayDecember 7, 1941
  • U.S. Pacific fleet commanderChester Nimitz
  • U.S. Third Fleet commanderWilliam “Bull” Halsey
  • “The Napoleon of Luzon”Douglas MacArthur
  • Fortress Island in Manila Bay lost to Japanese in 1942Corregidor
  • Island site of first major U.S. offensive against the JapaneseGuadalcanal
  • Five brothers killed in battle of Guadalcanal(Fighting) Sullivans
  • Naval battle off coast of Australia, 1942Battle of Coral Sea
  • Naval battle in central Pacific, 1942Battle of Midway
  • Largest sea battle in history of the coast off the PhilippinesBattle of Leyte Gulf
  • Island where the U.S. flag was raised on Mt. SuribachiIwo Jima
  • Leader of 1942 air raid on TokyoJimmy Doolittle
  • Code name for U.S. atomic bomb projectManhattan Project
  • Man who headed the Manhattan ProjectRobert Oppenheimer
  • Plane that dropped atomic bomb on HiroshimaEnola Gay
  • Enola Gay commanderPaul W. Tibbetts
  • Name for Hiroshima bombLittle Boy
  • Plane that dropped atomic bomb on NagasakiBock’s Car
  • Name for Nagasaki bombFat Man
  • First conference site of Roosevelt, Stalin and ChurchillTeheran, Iran
  • African site of Roosevelt and Churchill’s 1943 conferenceCasablanca, Morocco
  • Asian site of Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill’s 1945 conferenceYalta (in the Crimea)
  • July, 1945 conference of Truman, Stalin and ChurchillPotsdam (Germany)
  • Site where De Gaulle directed Free French governmentAlgiers
  • Term for a female U.S. factory workerRosie the Riveter
  • U.S. journalist killed in the Pacific, 1945Ernie Pyle
  • Native American language used as codeNavajo
  • Battleship where Japanese signed surrenderMissouri
  • V-E (victory in Europe) Day May 8, 1945
  • V-J (victory over Japan) DayAugust 14, 1945
  • Plan to rebuild Europe after the warMarshall Plan
  • Army deserter executed in 1945Eddie Slovak
  • Relentless post-war Nazi hunterSimon Weisenthal
  • Post-war prison where Rudolph Hess was heldSpandau

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