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World War II People

Significant people of World War II

Adolf Hitler Leader of the Nazi Party, created the Third Reich
Benito Mussolini Fascist Prime Minister of Italy
Joseph Stalin Leader of the Soviet Union, known for a reign of terror while modernizing Russia and defeating the Nazis
Winston Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom - considered one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century
Rosie the Riveter Symbol of patriotic female defense workers during WWII
Vernon J. Baker Decorated African-American soldier, received the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1996
Harry Truman Became 33rd President of the United States when Franklin D. Roosevelt unexpectedly died. Ordered the atomic bombs dropped on Japanese cities
Omar Bradley General of the Army, led U.S. troops landing at Normandy on D-Day and commanded all U.S. ground forces invading Germany from the west
Dwight Eisenhower Served as the 1st Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, later became the 34th President of the United States
Douglas MacArthur General of the Army. Played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during WWII. Supreme Commander for Allied Powers Southwest Pacific Area
George C. Marshall General of the Army, Army Chief of Staff, military advisor to FDR, led in the planning of Operation Overlord (D-Day)
Chester Nimitz Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet for U.S. naval forces and Commander in Chief Pacific Ocean Areas for U.S. and Allied forces
George Patton U.S. Army general that led U.S. forces in North Africa and Italy
Tuskegee Airmen First African-American military aviators
Hideki Tojo Prime Minister of Japan during WWII
Flying Tigers volunteer Americans who aided the Chinese against Japan
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