World War IIs US Ghost Army

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....

World War II Era – The Greatest Generation

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 Role of Native American’s During World War II

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...

Youngest Serviceman in World War II – Calvin Graham

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 in the US Navy.   Some speculate the deaths of his cousins...

Interesting Facts About World War II

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....

World War II Navajo Code Talkers

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...