Overview of the Ghost Army
During World War II the Ghost Army, a tactical deception unit which imitated prior British operations, was used by the US military. Information on this unit remained undisclosed until 1996. In fact, parts of it still remain classified.
The conception of the Ghost […]
People often refer to the World War II era United States citizens as the greatest generation. This phrase was first coined by journalist and former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw. Brokaw, who wrote a book in 1998 entitled The Greatest Generation, reflected in the book on the incredible […]
For the most part, the role of Native American’s during World War II is greatly overlooked. In fact, Native American’s made a greater per capita contribution to the war than any other group.
It is estimated that approximately one million Native Americans lived in what is now known as the United States […]
Calvin Graham – the youngest serviceman in World War II – was only 12 when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. He did not wait a year or two before joining the service; no by May of 1942, he had enlisted […]
Below is a list of interesting facts about World War II:
1. World War II, to date, caused more destruction and cost more money than any other conflict. Russia alone suffered more than 21 million casualties – more than any other country involved in the war.
The Navajo Code Talkers of World War II used the Native-American language as a basis for transmitting encrypted messages. During the first few months of WWII, Japan was able to break every code the United States had devised. This resulted in the Japanese ability to anticipate the […]