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World War II Vocab

Tuskegee Airman First African American fighter pilots
Pearl Harbor American naval base in Hawaii that was bombed by Japan on Dec. 7, 1941
World War II War fought from 1939-1945 between the Allies and the Axis.
atomic bomb Type of bomb built during WW2
Allied Powers Alliance of Britain, Fance, US, Canada, and the Soviet Union
rationing Government limiting the amount of food each person in the US could buy
dictator leader with complete control of a country's government
Axis Powers alliance of Germany, Italy, and Japan.
island hopping Method of warfare used by the US navy to fight Japan
D-day Invasion by Allied forces landing on the beaches of Normandy, France
Holocaust murder of about 12 million people by Nazis during WWII
Harry Truman Became President after Roosevelt who made the decision to drop the atomic bomb
United Nations Organization of 50 countries whose goal is to keep peace between countries
VJ-Day August 15, 1945 - Day of Japanese surrender
concentration camps prisions in which the Nazis enslaved and murdered Jews and other people during WWII
kamikaze Deliberate crashing of airplanes by the Japanese
Adolph Hitler Nazi leader of Germany
Hirohito Emperor of Japan
General Tojo Japanese military leader
Benito Mussolini leader of the Fascist party in Italy
Winston Churchill Prime Minister of Great Britain
President Roosevelt U.S. President
Joseph Stalin Dictator of Soviet Union (joined after 1941
Created by: beth.diss