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Questions related to aspects of World War II (1939-1945 AD). An international conflict whose major participants were the fascist countries of Germany, Italy, and Japan engaged against the allied nations of the UK, France, China, the USSR, and the USA. The conflict began with the German invasion of Poland and formally ended with the American victory over Japan.

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Part of this question still seems unaddressed; Is an attack on a hospital ship a war crime. Yes, attacking a Hospital ship is a war crime. Hospital ships were covered under the Hague Convention …
answered May 13 '17 by justCal
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According to this concerning lend-lease Sherman Tanks in North Africa, The first Shermans to see battle were M4A1s with the British Eighth Army at the Second Battle of El Alamein in October 194 …
answered May 17 '16 by justCal
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A book on the Sherman tank mentions a couple things that might account for this. Some of the tanks that were operating in heavily wooded areas were adding paint over the olive drab to help camoufla …
answered May 17 '16 by justCal
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The bottom line answer would be neither. The provisional govt. was definitely not part of the Axis powers: ...bringing together many if not all Korean resistance groups in exile. The government …
answered Jan 24 '17 by justCal
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Any gain of such a construction would have been minimal. If you look at the graphic from the Wikipedia article on the Road of Life, it shows relative positions held. The Finns already held the enti …
answered Aug 11 '17 by justCal
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Lets not forget the Satchel Charge. This often required the person using it to put themselves in harms way. The World War II-era United States Army M37 Demolition Kit contained eight blocks of h …
answered Feb 2 '17 by justCal
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This does seem to be confirmed via several sources. The book Harry S. Truman: His Life and Times By Brian Burnes mentions Truman's music on page 14, where after Eugene List had played, it says …
answered Sep 27 '17 by justCal
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I'm still unsure what you are looking for, but there is a publication which might help. VITAL STATISTICS RATES IN THE UNITED STATES 1940-196 (Note this is a large pdf file (887 pgs), so be patien …
answered Oct 31 '17 by justCal
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It seems the best argument for the suicidal aspect of his death is presented by this report from The Telegraph:Revealed: how Stalin's brutal massacre at Katyn shamed his PoW son into suicide. Some of …
answered Jan 10 '18 by justCal
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Concerning part of the above question: Did (m)any of these relationships eventually become marriages? The National WWII Museum article "American Soldiers Arrive in Great Britain, January 26, 19 …
answered Jun 23 '16 by justCal
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It is likely that both units you are referring to were part of the same EGSR Regiment. The preface of the book Patton’s Fighting Bridge Builders: Company B, 1303rd Engineer General Service Regiment, …
answered Jan 19 '17 by justCal
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From the entry on the Trinity test: The test was of an implosion-design plutonium device, informally nicknamed "The Gadget", of the same design as the Fat Man bomb later detonated over Nagasak …
answered Jan 24 '18 by justCal
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The books annually published as Jane's Fighting Ships should have the information you are looking for. A sample from an early (public domain) edition showing some of the specifications listed: Here y …
answered Apr 14 by justCal
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The 'Fleet Marine Force' was the WW2 designation for what we now typically refer to as 'the Marines'. It took this designation in the years between WW1 and the start of WW2, when it was realized that …
answered Dec 20 '17 by justCal
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Since your father was a member of the 44th Division Artillery, he would be part of the 44th Infantry Division, you can follow its combat activities after it landed in Cherbourg, France on 15 September …
answered Feb 7 '17 by justCal

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