Facts about World War 2

Deepti Monday, January 05, 2015 Facts, Freedom Struggle, General Knowledge, History,

The first German serviceman killed in the Second World War was killed by the Japanese
(China, 1937).

The first American serviceman killed was killed by the Russians (Finland 1940).

80% of Soviet males born in 1923 didn’t survive World War 2.

The highest ranking American killed was Lt. Gen. Lesley McNair, killed by the US Army
Air Corps.

Between 1939 and 1945 the Allies dropped 3.4 million tons of bombs, an average of about
27,700 tons of bombs each month.

2 million German women aged 13-70 were allegedly raped by the Red Army on WWII.

Queen Elizabeth II served as a mechanic and driver in World War II.

Germany lost 40-45% of their aircraft during World War 2 to accidents

The swastika is an ancient religious symbol.

He was wounded in combat and given a Dishonorable Discharge for lieing about his age.  84 German Generals were executed by Hitler  When allied armies reached the Rhine.  Most members of the Waffen SS were not German.000 died in Nagasaki. which could fire 320 rockets in 25 seconds. the Katyusha.  It is estimated that 20. (His benefits were later restored by act of Congress).  On July 14.000 dead and 550.000 Koreans were killed in Hiroshima and 2.  The youngest US serviceman was 12 year old Calvin Graham.  Either 3 or 4 ground men were wounded for each killed.  U.000 wounded.000 heavy bombers were shot down in World War 2. McKinney held off over 100 Japanese soldiers single headedly in WWII. USN.000 Allied bomber crewmen were killed over Europe. the Soviets introduced a new weapon.  There were 433 Medals of Honor awarded during World War 2. 219 of them were given after the receipiant’s death.  6 bomber crewmen were killed for each one wounded. . Soldier John R.  2/3 of Allied bomber crews were lost for each plane destroyed.  Prisoners of war in Russian camps experienced an 85% mortality rate. 1941. the first thing men did was pee in it.  Over 100. More Russians (military and civilians) lost their lives during the Siege of Leningrad than did American and British soldiers combined in all of WWII.  From 6 June 1944 to 8 May 1945 in Europe the Allies had 200.S.  12.

1 for every 12.  German Me-264 bombers were capable of bombing New York City but it wasn’t worth the effort.  40. Not those bombers were helpless. A B-17 carried 4 tons of bombs and 1.5 tons of machine gun ammo. The US 8th Air Force shot down 6. the first thing men did was pee in it.700 shots fired. Germany lost 136 Generals. (Ascending to 20.000 men served on U-Boats during World War 2. which averages out to be 1 dead General every 2 weeks  Germany lost 110 Division Commanders in combat. 30.098 fighter planes. in an un-pressurized aircraft causes intestinal gas to expand 300%!)  Germany lost 40-45% of their aircraft during World War 2 to accidents  The Russians destroyed over 500 German aircraft by ramming them in midair . One estimate is that if just 1% of the bombs dropped on German industry had instead been dropped on power plants.000 heavy bombers were shot down in World War 2  More US servicemen died in the Air Corps that the Marine Corps.  There was no such thing as an average fighter pilot in the World War 2.  The number of Chinese killed by the Japanese during WWII is greater than the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust.  40.000 of them didn’t survive.  A number of air crewmen died of farts. Japanese ace Hiroyoshi Nishizawa shot down over 80 planes. your chance of being killed was 71%. 30.  Germany’s power grid was much more vulnerable than realized.  12. German industry would have collapsed. .  When allied armies reached the Rhine.000 never returned  While completing the required 30 missions.000 men served on the U-Boats during World War 2.000 ft.

On board was Germany’s newest radar system.  None of them were capable of airborne operations.  The German Air Force had 22 infantry divisions. They had been forced to fight for the Japanese Army until they were captured by the Russians and forced to fight for the Russian Army until they were captured by the Germans and forced to fight for the German Army until they were capture by the US Army.  The US Army had more ships than the US Navy. and 11 paratroop divisions.  One of Japan’s methods of destroying tanks was to bury a very large artillery shell with on ly the nose exposed. The average German officer slot had to be refilled 9. 2 armor divisions. 21 troops were killed in the fire-fight. the ancient Romans. as well as ancient Germans.  The Graf Spee never sank.  That Nazi salute was modeled on the salute of Italian Fascists. The scuttling attempt failed and the ship was bought by the British.  When the US Army landed in North Africa.  Following a massive naval bombardment.  84 German Generals were executed by Hitler  Among the first “Germans” captured at Normandy were several Koreans. 35.000 US and Canadian troops stormed ashore at Kiska.  German submarine U-120 was sunk by a malfunctioning toilet. . It would have been worse if there had been Japanese on the island.2 times. The German Army had paratroops who WERE capable of airborne operations. among the equipment brought ashore were 3 complete Coca Cola bottling plants. When a tank came near the enough a soldier would whack the shell with a hammer.

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Air Force) 9.000 – 2. K-5(Range: 6. BrahMos(Type: Supersonic. Missiles have four system components: targeting and/or guidance. User: Army. Prithvi-I (SS-150)(Range: 150 km. Prithvi-II (SS-250)(Range: 250 km . length: 10 m) 11. User: Army.500-5. Type: IRBM. a missile is a self-propelled guided weapon system. length: Unspecified) 13. Type: ICBM. User: Army. Weight: Unspecified. Air Force) 8.000 km. Weight: 10 tonne. Air Force) 7.000 km. Air Force) 10. Agni-II(Range: 2. 1. Type: IRBM. Agni-I(Range: 700 – 1. Warhead: 1 tonne. Shaurya (Type: Hypersonic.000 km. Agni-VI(Range: 8.500 – 3. User: Army) 2. Navy) 4.2. Find here list of Indian missiles with their range and current status. length: 10 m) 12. Agni-IV(Range: 2. Warhead: 1 tonne.700 km. Type: ICBM. Weight: 17 tonnes.500 kg.List of Indian MissilesIndian Missiles In a modern military.600 km. and warhead. Air Force) 5.000 – 8. Status: Inducted) . Type: IRBM. User: Air Force. Payload: 1000 kg. User: Army.500 km.200 km.350 km.000 – 5. Range: 1000-1800 Km. Range: 290 km. Air Force) 6. Status: Inducted) 14. Army) 3. flight system. K-15(Range: 750 km.5 tonnes. User: Army. Payload: 500 kg . Prithvi-III (SS-350)(Range: 350 km .000 – 10.1000 kg. K-4(Range: 3. Payload: 250 kg . User: Army. Agni-III(Range: 3.000 km. Agni-V(Range: 5. Type: MRBM. Air Force. Warhead: 1 tonne .000 km. engine. User: Army.

Nag (Range: 4km. Astra(Range: 80 km. Phase-I:(Status: Development completed) 20. Pinaka (Range: 40 km. Status: Design Phase) 4. Status: In development) 3. Status: In Trail Phase) 10.15. Range: 1000 km. Status: Inducted) 19. Status: Closed) Like · . Helina(Range: 7Km. Status: In development) 5. Status: testing phase) 12. LRSAM (Range: 70 Km. Status: In development) 6. Status: In Test Phase) 9. Nag 2(Range: 7 km. Status: In development) 2. Used: Air force) Some other Indian Missiles that are either in development phase or in testing phase are : 1. Astra missile Mk2(Range: 100-120 km. Pinaka 2 (Range: 120 km. Status: Inducted) 17. Prahaar(Range: 150 KM. Range: 15 Km. MRSAM(Range: 70 km. Long-Range Cruise Missile (LRCM) (Type: Supersonic. Status: In Test Phase) 11. Trishul (Range: 8-12 Km. Status: Design Phase) 7. Phase-II(Status: In design Phase) 8. Status: Induction) 18. SRSAM (Type: Hypersonic. Akash MK2(Range: 45 -50 KM. BrahMos-2(Type: Hypersonic. Akash (Range: 30 Km . Range: 290 km. Status: Inducted) 16.