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Avenge December 7


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This Second World War American poster, which depicts a sailor with a clenched fist and warships among explosions, refers to the surpirse attack by Japanese aircraft on Pearl Harbour on the morning of 7 December 1941.


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'Flag of the United States Army.'


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'Flag of the United States Navy.'


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'Flag of the United States Air Force.'


Overall Americans serving 16,112,566
United States Army

11,260,000

United States Air Force

3,400,000

 

United States Marine Corps

669,100

United States Navy

4,183,446

.%

Source: Defense Casualty Analysis System (DCAS)
Overall Deaths 405,000
Wounded in action

Prisoners of war

Civilian deaths

6,000

American casualty rate.%

Source: Defense Casualty Analysis System (DCAS)

[Stats provided are for general information purposes only.]

Notes

01

The Japanese attack the US Navy in Pearl Harbor.
7th December 1941.

02

United States, Declares War on Japan.
8th December 1941.

03

United States, Declares War on Germany.
11th December 1941.

04

D-day and the Normandy invasion. Allied forces invade France and push back the Germans.
6th June 1944.

05

Germany surrenders to the Allies.
7th May 1945.

06

Enola Gay drops first atomic bomb "Little Boy" on Hiroshima.
6th August 1945.

07

General Douglas MacArthur

Japan surrenders to US General Douglas MacArthur and the Allies, aboard USS Missouri.
2nd September 1945.

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General Douglas MacArthur signs as Supreme Allied Commander during formal surrender ceremonies on the USS MISSOURI in Tokyo Bay.

General Douglas MacArthur signs as Supreme Allied Commander during formal surrender ceremonies on the USS MISSOURI in Tokyo Bay. Behind General MacArthur are Lieutenant General Jonathan Wainwright and Lieutenant General A. E. Percival. - Department of Defense. Department of the Navy. Naval Photographic Center. (12/1/1959 - ca. 1998) Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted.
'General Douglas MacArthur signs as Supreme Allied Commander during formal surrender ceremonies on the USS MISSOURI in Tokyo Bay. Behind General MacArthur are Lieutenant General Jonathan Wainwright and Lieutenant General A. E. Percival.'
[Picture: Courtesy of Department of Defense. Department of the Navy. Naval Photographic Center. (12/1/1959 - ca. 1998) Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted.]


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Picture: Header, Original Caption: Down the ramp of a Coast Guard Landing barge Yankee soldiers storm toward the beach-sweeping fire of Nazi defenders in the D-Day Invasion of the French Coast. Troops ahead may be seen lying flat under the deadly machine gun resistance of the Germans. Soon the Nazis were driven back under the overwhelming Invasion forces thrown in from Coast Guard and Navy amphibious craft.
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