World War II more Facts

One more little known fact:

The Merchant Marines died at a higher rate than any military branch yet they did not receive service benefits.  Most were not even allowed to carry arms or defensive equipment yet they traveled in harms way.

The first German serviceman killed in the war was killed by the Japanese. 

1. The                                                          firstGerman                                                          serviceman                                                          killed in the                                                          war was killed                                                          by the                                                          Japanese.

Over 100,000 Allied bomber crewmen were killed over Europe.

3. Over                                                          100,000Allied                                                          bomber crewmen                                                          were killed                                                          over Europe.

More U.S. servicemen died in the Air Corps than the Marine Corps.

4. More U.S.                                                servicemen died in the                                                Air Corps that the                                                Marine Corps.

Polish Catholic midwife Stanisawa Leszczyñska delivered 3,000 babies at the Auschwitz  concentration camp during the Holocaust in occupied Poland.

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5. Polish                                                      Catholic midwife                                                      StanisBawa                                                      LeszczyDska                                                      delivered 3,000                                                      babies at the                                                      Auschwitz                                                      concentration camp                                                      during the                                                      Holocaust in                                                      occupied Poland.

In World War II, British soldiers got a ration of three sheets of toilet paper a day.   Americans got 22.

6. In World WarII, British                                    soldiers got a ration of three                                    sheets of toilet paper a day.                                    Americansgot 22.

In 1941, more than three million cars were manufactured in the United States.        Only 139 more were made during the entire war.

7. In 1941, more than three                                    million cars were manufactured in                                    the United States. Only 139 more                                    were made during the entire war.

Four of every five German soldiers killed in the war died on the Eastern Front.

8. Four of                                                      everyfive German                                                      soldiers killed in                                                      the war died on                                                      the Eastern                                                      Front.

Only 20 percent of the males born in the Soviet Union in 1923 survived the war.

9. Only 20                                                percentof the males born                                                in the Soviet Union in                                                1923 survived the war.

 In World War II, the youngest serviceman in the United States military was Calvin Graham – age 12. Graham lied about his age when he enlisted in the US Navy.   His real age was not discovered until after he was wounded.  (Unbelievable)

10. In World WarII, the                                    youngest serviceman in the United                                    States military was Calvin Graham                                    age 12. Graham lied about his age                                    when he enlisted in the US Navy. His                                    real age was not discovered after he                                    was wounded.

Only one out of every four men serving on U-boats survived.

11. Only one outof                                                every four men serving                                                on U-boats survived.

 The Siege of Stalingrad resulted in more Russian deaths (military and civilian) than the United States and Britain sustained (combined) in all of World War II.

12. The Siege of Stalingrad                                    resulted in more Russian deaths                                    (military and civilian) then                                    theUnited States and Britain                                    sustained (combined) in all of World                                    War II.

To avoid using the German sounding name ‘hamburger’ during World War II, Americans used the name ‘Liberty Steak.’

13. To avoid                                                      using the German                                                      sounding name                                                      hamburger during                                                      World War II,                                                      Americans used the                                                      name Liberty                                                      Steak.

Adolf Hitler’s nephew, William Hitler, served in the US Navy during World War II!!!

14. Adolf Hitler s                                                nephew, William Hitler,                                                served in the US Navy                                                during World WarII.

Adolph Hitler and Henry Ford each kept a framed picture of the other on his desk.

15. Adolph Hitler                                                and Henry Ford each kept                                                a framed picture of the                                                other on his desk.

During World War II, the largest Japanese spy ring was actually located in Mexico.

16. During World                                                War II, the largest                                                Japanese spy ring was                                                actually located in                                                Mexico.

The mortality rate for POWs in Russian camps was 85 percent. 

17. The                                                      mortalityrate for                                                      POWs in Russian                                                      camps was 85                                                      percent.

Had it been necessary for a third atom bomb, the city targeted would have been Tokyo. 19. Had it                                                      been necessary for                                                      a third atom bomb,                                                      the city targeted                                                      would have been                                                      Tokyo.

 HAn Imperial Japanese Army intelligence officer, who fought in World War II, iroo Onoda never surrendered in 1945. Until 1974, for almost 30 years, he held his position in the Philippines. His former commander traveled from Japan to personally issue orders relieving him from duty in 1974.

20. An Imperial Japanese Army                                  intelligence officer, who fought in                                  World War II, Hiroo Onoda never                                  surrendered in 1945. Until 1974, for                                  almost 30 years, he held hisposition                                  in the Philippines. His former                                  commander traveled from Japan to                                  personally issue orders relieving him                                  from duty in 1974.

Total casualties for World War II totaled between 50 – 70 million people, 80 percent of which came from only four countries – Russia, China, Germany and Poland.  Over 50 percent of the casualties were civilians, with the majority of those being women and children.

21. Total casualties for                                          WorldWar II totaled between 50                                          70 million people, 80 percent                                          of which came form onlyfour                                          countries Russia, China,                                          Germany and Poland. Over 50                                          percent of the casualties were                                          civilians, with the majority                                          of those being women and                                          children.

Veterans are people who, at one point in their life, wrote a blankcheck payable to the United States of America, for an amount up to and including their life.  

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