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facts about world war 2

did u know facts

  • did u know the war was cause├é┬ábecause a groop of countrys had a very daindres fight so the children had to go some were else so thay did not die
    • 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.
    • 12,000 heavy bombers were shot down in World War 2
    • 2/3 of Allied bomber crews were lost for each plane destroyed
    • 3 or 4 ground men were wounded for each killed
    • 6 bomber crewmen were killed for each one wounded
    • Over 100,000 Allied bomber crewmen were killed over Europe
    • There were 433 Medals of Honor awarded during World War 2, 219 of them were given after the receipiant’s death


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