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The largest, most destructive, and most widespread war in history

  • World War II is the largest, most destructive, and most widespread war in history.
  • The war was fought mostly in Europe, in Russia, North Africa and in Asia.
  • The war ended with the Allies won the war in 1943 over Germany and Japan but it took 2 more years to completely cool.
  • 60 million people died (20 million soldiers and 40 million civilians) and hundreds of millions were wounded in the war. 12 million people in Europe became homeless due to the war.
  • 12 million people joined the US armed forces in the war.
  • The youngest US serviceman was 12 year old Calvin Graham, USN.
  • More US servicemen died in the Air Corps than the Marine Corps.
  • The US Army had more ships than the US Navy.
  • 13,000 B-17 Flying Fortress bombers were built for the war.
  • The Cold War (1945-1991) was a result of the World War II
  • Adolf Hitler signed his last order with a blue Crayon.
  • German ME-264 bombers were capable of bombing New York City but the Germans thought it wasn't worth the effort.
  • German Submarine U-120 was sunk by a malfunctioning Toilet.
  • The only nation that Germany declared war on was the USA.
  • Nuclear physicist Niels Bohr was rescued in the nick of time from German occupied Denmark.
  • Coca-Cola CEO Robert Woodruff introduced the metal cans as a support for the US troops participating in the war so that they can be useful to them.
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