World War II began September 1, 1939 and lasted through September 2, 1945. It is credited as being the deadliest historical military conflict with over 60 million people losing their lives as a direct result of it.
This week’s column looks at terminology related to WWII. See how many you can actually match to their meanings or terms they represent.
1. Lend- Lease Program
2. Munich Conference:
3. GI Bill
4. Manhattan Project
5. United Nations
6. Rosie the Riveter
7. Franklin D. Roosevelt
9. Joseph Stalin
10. Wannsee Conference
11. V-J Day
12. V-E Day
13. Operation Overlord
14. Munich Agreement
15. Manhattan Project
16. Final Solution
20. Battle of Okinawa
21. Battle of Midway
22. Battle of Iwo Jima
23. Battle of Britain
24 Axis Powers
26. Allied Powers
27. Harry S Truman
28. Erwin Rommel
29. Friedrich Paulus
30. Curtis LeMay
32. Yamamoto Isoroku
A. Code name for the secret United States project set up in 1942 to develop atomic bombs for use in World War II
B. June 6, 1944..the day the Allies invaded Normandy, France during WWII
C. Battle in which US forces conquered a Japanese island to use for bombing raids
D. The Nazi program of exterminating Jews under Hitler
E. The act of appeasing (as by acceding to the demands of)
F. Law passed in 1944 to help returning veterans buy homes and pay for higher educations.
G. a political theory advocating an authoritarian hierarchical government (as opposed to democracy or liberalism)
H. In an effort to appease German ambitions, Britain and France agreed in this in 1938 to let Germany occupy part of Czech, yet this appeasement only furthered Hitler's conquests.
I. German field marshal noted for brilliant generalship in North Africa during World War II (1891-1944)
J. Germany, Italy, Japan
K. Italian fascist dictator (1883-1945)
L. "Lighting war", typed of fast-moving warfare used by German forces against Poland n 1939
M. 1942 conference in Germany concerning the plan to murder European Jews
N. German air forces invaded Britain but the British Royal Air Force drove them out with the help of the new invention radar that let them know where the German planes were
O. 1942 World War II battle between the United States and Japan, a turning point in the war in the Pacific.
P. Communist dictator of the Soviet Union
Q. The code name for the Allied invasion of Europe at Normandy on June 6, 1944; also known as D-Day
R. US policy to lend weapons to Allied nations during WWII
S. Code name for the secret United States project set up in 1942 to develop atomic bombs for use in World War II
T. Allied victory over Japan on an island 350 miles from mainland Japan; March-June 1945
U. President of the US during Great Depression and World War II. Died April 12, 1945
V. An organization of independent states formed in 1945 to promote international peace and security.
W. 1938 conference at which European leaders attempted to appease Hitler by turning over the Sudetenland to him in exchange for promise that Germany would not expand Germany's territory any further.
X. "Victory over Japan day" is the celebration of the Surrender of Japan, which was initially announced on August 15, 1945
Y. May 8, 1945; victory in Europe Day when the Germans surrendered
Z. Advertising campaign character who encouraged women to take factory jobs
AA. Great Britain, France, Russia
BB. commander of the B-29s based in the Marianas
CC. German general who commanded at Stalingrad. Promoted to Field Marshall and eventually surrendered
DD. Became president when FDR died; gave the order to drop the atomic bomb
EE. The Japanese navy admiral who planned the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 and the attack on Midway in 1942.
FF. Emperor of Japan during WWII
1. R; 2. W; 3. F; 4. A; 5. V; 6. Z; 7. U; 8. K; 9. P; 10. M; 11. X; 12. Y; 13. Q; 14. W; 15. S; 16. D; 17. G; 18. B; 19. L; 20. T; 21. O; 22. C; 23. N; 24. J; 25. E; 26. AA; 27. DD; 28. I; 29. CC; 30. BB; 31. FF; 32. EE