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  National WWII Memorial
To search the electronic World War II Registry of Americans who contributed to the war effort, or add the name of a loved one, click here.
To search the database for other WWII veterans who have submitted their names, or add your own name and contact information, click here.
Special keepsake items commemorating the WWII Memorial Dedication are available from a commercial vendor.
www.wwiimemorial.com   (350 words)

  US WWII   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This is a standard WWII Pineapple grenade which was painted blue and used to train the troops how to throw grenades.
WWII Boots were sized one size larger for extra sox, really.
This is a mint WWII example with a cotton khaki material between the patch and tab w/ an old price tag.
www.svmilitaria.com /WWIIUS.htm   (3061 words)

  Service of Supply WWII Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Third Infantry Division in WWII fought in Sicily, Italy at Cassino, Anzio, in Southern France, and in Germany and Central Europe.
The Luger was a common sidearm for the German officers in WWII.
He was the Commander in Chief during WWII and was instrumental in bringing the nation out of the Great Depression that began in 1929.
www.serviceofsupply.com /EncyclopediaPage.htm   (8086 words)

 All posts tagged with WWII | Metafilter   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Japanese Propaganda from WWII I've seen and been fascinated by a fair amount of Allied propaganda from the second World War, including an exhibit at the Smithsonian a decade back, but this is the first bit of "enemy" propaganda I can remember running across.
The Amber Room : [flash] Stolen by the Nazis in WWII from the Catherine Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Amber Room remains one of the greatest missing treasures of Europe.
You've probably heard of the WWII Navajo "code talkers" who managed to baffle crack Japanese cryptanalysts and were credited with enabling US success at Iwo Jima.
www.metafilter.com /tags/WWII   (3173 words)

 Best of History Web Sites
This Discovery Channel interactive exhibit includes an interactive tour of the famous WWII battleship, a Flash presentation on "The Final Days'" discussion of the findings and historical relevance by James Cameron, a quiz and a "video peek" at the film.
This site includes interviews with leading historians in the field as well as historical photographs and video footages, and a number of other documented materials such as newspaper articles, diaries of former Japanese soldiers and American missionaries who were in Nanking when the incident took place, and the judgment of the Tokyo War Crimes Trial.
Maps of World War II Maps of World War II provides an overview of WWII through a collection of maps that present the battles and campaigns fought in the various theatres of war.
www.besthistorysites.net /WWII.shtml   (3895 words)

 World War 2 : SagArt Funny T-shirts : CafePress.com
Some depict WWII efforts while others are classic examples of the timeless beauty of past.
The "Bombs" WWII poster is the origin of this t-shirt and gift item design that depicts saving resources to fight the war abroad.
A unique t-shirt and gift item design of a WWII poster that has was developed in a cartoon format to "Pack A Punch" in support of the war effort.
www.cafepress.com /sagart/871910   (2445 words)

 EA | Battlefield Vietnam
A: Work began on the WWII Mod in early April of '04, so less than a month after BFV launched.
WWII Mod allows players to listen to classic BF1942 music in their vehicle via radio (or listen to their mp3’s).
WWII Mod players can wing walk across plane wings, ride atop the hoods/roofs of vehicles, and pack TNT in the back of the Black Medal jeep for kamikaze approaches.
www.ea.com /official/battlefield/vietnam/us/editorial.jsp?src=ww2mod&ncc=1   (1356 words)

 WWII Statistics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Overall, there was a 50% chance of a WWII infantryman being killed or wounded
The Canadians' contributions in WWII are often overlooked, yet they had the 4th largest air force and the 3rd largest navy, who helped protect Allied convoys in the Atlantic.
They gave an added industrial output as well as 6 army divisions, of whom 45,000 gave their lives for the Allies.
www.angelfire.com /ct/ww2europe/stats.html   (622 words)

 National WWII Memorial
These costs include site selection and design, construction and sculpture, a National Park Service maintenance fee required by the Commemorative Works Act, groundbreaking and dedication ceremonies, fund raising, and the 11-year administrative costs of the project from its inception in 1993 through completion in 2004.
Remaining funds are held on deposit with the U.S. Treasury in a National WWII Memorial Trust Fund.
The funds will be used by the American Battle Monuments Commission solely to benefit the World War II Memorial.
www.wwiimemorial.com /default.asp?page=funding.asp&subpage=intro   (162 words)

 WWII pictures and videos on Webshots
Poster from WWII at the WWII reunion on the National Ma...
WWII Memorial, North Arch (left), South Arch (right), N...
Wolford's, Kobi's and Alfred Elmond at the WWII Memoria...
www.webshots.com /search?query=WWII   (304 words)

 World War II Links on the Internet   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Black Cat PBY Catalinas is a history of U.S. Navy PBY squadrons in the WWII Pacific that painted their Catalina flying boats flat fl and attacked Japanese ships at night.
Naval Air War In The Pacific is a visual history of U.S. Navy and Marine air units in WWII Pacific.
WWII Hastings includes the memories of Noel Care, an ex-Civil Defence WW2 worker, of his part in the conflict when a young resident of Hastings, England
history.acusd.edu /gen/ww2_links.html   (4995 words)

 WW2 Reenactors - Home
Discussions for all artillery, cavalry, and armor divisions in WWII and reenacting.
Discussions for the history and reenacting of military police/shore patrol of all nations during WWII.
Discussions for current or retired military personnel that are also WWII reenactors.
ww2reenactors.proboards35.com /index.cgi   (1057 words)

 Wwii - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: )
We Die Alone: A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance
If this story of espionage and survival were a novel, readers might dismiss the Shackleton-like exploits of its hero as too fantastic to be taken seriously.
The Dead of Winter: How Battlefield Investigators, WWII Veterans, and Forensic Scientists Solved the Mystery of the Bulge's Lost Soldiers
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /wwii.htm   (183 words)

 WWII Reenacting
Now, almost 30 years later, WWII is going well and strong, gaining momentum every event.
Unlike Civil War or Rev War, WWII is not done for the crowds, so there isn't this "built-in" base of people who know about it, AND...
Okay, here are a coupla WWII fonts I made up years ago...
www.reenactor.net /main_htmls/ww2.html   (598 words)

 Newsvine - wwii   (Site not responding. Last check: )
WWII sex slavery issue sparks new debate in Japan
ROME — A woman in a town near Naples got an unwelcome surprise when she bought a sack of potatoes at a nearby market, put them into water to peel and discovered one of them was a hand grenade apparently left over from World War II.
WWII vet, 84, claims $254M lottery prize...A World War II veteran and his family stepped forward Monday to claim a Powerball jackpot worth more than a quarter-billion dollars, one of the largest single-ticket lottery prizes in U.S. history.
www.newsvine.com /wwii   (1107 words)

 Stories Tagged 'wwii' » Netscape.com
WWII themed Band of Brothers birthday party lands parents…
News – When these parents started putting together a WWII themed birthday party, they had no idea what sort of backlash they were unleashing.
WWII Secret plan to bury soldiers alive inside Rock of…
www.netscape.com /tag/wwii   (881 words)

 Adeline Gray: Pioneer Woman Parachutist   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Adeline was sure that she would reach her goal of being a ferry pilot.
However, in December 1941, just after Pearl Harbor was attacked and America entered WWII, Adeline—famed as a jumper and skilled as a federally licensed parachute rigger—was hired by Pioneer Parachute Company in Manchester, Connecticut.
Jim Bates is a parachute historian published in Aerial Delivery Magazine and the Virginia Military Institute WWII Encyclopedia, and is an Honorary Golden Knight, the United States Parachute Association, the Parachute Industry Association, Connecticut Parachutists, Inc., and the New England Air Museum.
www.neam.org /adelinegray.html   (1167 words)

Two months earlier, the Allied forces had defeated Germany: WWII was over in Europe.
The fight against Japan continued in the Far East until August 15, 1945 when atomic bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
During WWII, and for several years afterwards, British newspapers had to cope with newsprint rationing.
www.bl.uk /learning/histcitizen/fpage/wwii/election.html   (547 words)

 YouTube - WWII
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WWII - FEB - Segunda Guerra Mundial - Brasil - 2
WWII - FEB - Segunda Guerra Mundial - Brasil - Parte 1
youtube.com /?v=BItEgUCZrKU   (146 words)

 Netvouz - wwii bookmarks
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www.netvouz.com /tag/wwii   (528 words)

 Never Yet Melted » WWII
Several WWII veterans I used to know told me they remembered being outside fixing the roof or painting the house, when news of the attack came over the radio.
The Royal Australian Navy suffered one of its worse losses in WWII on 19 November 1941, when the light cruiser HMAS Sydney II with all 645 men on board went down in action against the German auxiliary cruiser/raider Kormoran off the west coast of Australia.
British philosopher A.C Grayling turns the WWII patriotism meme on its head by systematically applying to Allied war policies in WWII the same sort of scrupulous ethicism, combined with Olympian neutrality of personal perspective, today’s treasonous clerks customarily apply to current events.
neveryetmelted.com /?cat=590   (3101 words)

 Amazon.com: WWII   (Site not responding. Last check: )
WWII Radio Broadcast July 6, 1944 and November 30, 1944
WWII Radio Broadcast October 7, 1945 and December 16, 1943
WWII Radio Broadcast January 25, 1945 and January 18, 1945
www.amazon.com /s?ie=UTF8&keywords=WWII&tag=theblameproducti&link_code=qs&page=1   (194 words)

 WhistleStop Teacher Lessons: World War II
They will complete at least two projects: a radio broadcast interrupting to tell of an event during WWII and a Power Point presentation on a topic of WWII of their choice.
It has been reported that we are losing our WWII veterans daily.
Day 8: In the NARA Exhibit Hall, use the WWII Posters and the Discussion Sheet from NARA in groups of 4.
www.trumanlibrary.org /whistlestop/teacher_lessons/ww2_unit.htm   (1906 words)

 World War II Links
Grolier produced this general WWII reference resource several years ago.
This is a very good place to find primary source material on WWII available on the net.
Only some of the papers concern WWII and it takes a bit of effort to find them but they are definitely worth finding.
www.suite101.com /links.cfm/world_war_2   (1506 words)

 Xbox.com | Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII (Xbox 360) - Game Detail Page
Fly in close to Germany's industrial terrain for a bombing raid, strafe the islands of the Pacific, or emerge from the cloud cover over London and engage the enemy.
Fly with, and be defended by, the squadron of Blazing Angels under your command.
Authentic WWII aircraft: Fly the famous P-51 Mustang, the B-17 Flying Fortress, and the British Spitfire.
www.xbox.com /en-US/games/b/blazingangelsxbox360   (326 words)

 Polish WWII Aces   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Polish defenition of an ace was a pilot who achieved at least five (5) confirmed victories (as opposed to probable victories) in air-to-air combat (as opposed to destroying planes on the ground).
The final point the reader should keep in mind is the fact that the Poles never counted probables in order to gain the status of an ace; probables were counted seperately (see the list below), and they were never taken into account.
All in all, there were more than 40 Polish pilots who achieved the status of an ace during WWII.
members.tripod.com /~marcin_w/index-paces.html   (2664 words)

 Fighter Pilot 'Ace' List   (Site not responding. Last check: )
And I expect some of the numbers to generate some controversy (especially the WWII Luftwaffe numbers), but the numbers are as accurate as possible (references available).
Also in the WWII era, the names of two women appear, Lily Litvak and Katya Budanova, the only two women I know of that have downed 5 or more opponents.
Note that WWII German aces also have parentheses for jet and rocket victories (this release of the list is improved over previous versions with respect to Lufwaffe aces).
www.csd.uwo.ca /~pettypi/elevon/aces.html   (1479 words)

 WWII Fighters for PC - WWII Fighters PC Game - WWII Fighters Computer Game
Even with its quirks, this is a standout game - and one that any fan of World War II air combat will want to play.
WWII Fighters has some of the most superb graphics of its time.
In exchange for your money, you're getting a quality flight simulation with continued support and some of the most experienced opponents to ever play online.
www.gamespot.com /pc/sim/wwiifighters/index.html   (179 words)

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AN Australian woman forced into sexual slavery by Japanese forces during WWII says she is disappointed and saddened her story of abuse has been denied.
During WWII and the Korean War, Dad was a builder of bridges and a mechanic for the planes he often times was heard referring to as, "a bucket of bolts." He was born in Rosemont, West Virginia, the son of a coal miner.
His passing during training for WWII was a tragedy worthy of respect, said organizers of a memorial in Himelstaub's honor.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/keyword?k=wwii   (5466 words)

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