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Chester Nimitz

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



Identify the soldier pictured above?



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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