Genealogy Projects tagged with World War II on the Geni Family Tree

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  • The Winter War 1939-1940

    The Winter War of 1939-1940===About the project=====The aim of the Project Winter War is to collect those who fought in the war, died in the war (including civilians, and merchant navy) under one umbrella. In total, 26,000+ Finns died (soldiers, civilians, merchant navy) during the Winter War. In order for this Project to succeed as well as possible, we also try to improve the quality of the pr...

  • The Continuation War 1941-1944

    Projektin tarkoituksena on koota yhteen jatkosodan taisteluihin ja muihin suoriin sotatoimiin osallistuneiden, sankarivainajien ja siviiliuhrien profiilit Genissä. Jotta projektimme onnistuisi omalta osaltaan edistämään myös profiilien laadun kehittämistä Genissä, suosittelemme seuraavaa käytäntöä: 1. Kun liität henkilön profiilin tähän projektiin, tarkista, että profiilista ilmenee muillekin...

  • World War II - Battle of the Bulge (December 1944 - January 1945)

    The Battle of the Bulge (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945) was a major German offensive campaign launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the end of World War II in Europe. The surprise attack caught the Allied forces completely off guard and became the costliest battle in terms of casualties for the United...

  • World War II - Pearl Harbor - USS West Virginia

    West Virginia (BB-48), a Colorado-class battleship, was the second ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the 35th state.Her keel was laid down on 12 April 1920 by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company of Newport News, Virginia. She was launched on 19 November 1921 sponsored by Miss Alice Wright Mann, daughter of Isaac T. Mann, a prominent West Virginian; and commissioned ...

  • South African World War II PARTICIPANTS

    This is the sub-project where all profiles of South Africans who participated during World War II can be added. = All South African Army, Navy and Air Force soldiers who participated in WWII can be added to this project. Sub-projects for more specialised interests will be added when possible. Collaborators are welcome, and so are suggestions. Under "DOCUMENTS" you will find pages from WO392/21 ...

  • The memorial military cemetery in Velikiye Luki /Мемориальное воинское захоронение в городе Великие Луки/Velikije Lukis maetud sõdurite vennashaud

    Мемориальное воинское захоронение в городе Великие Луки (Братское кладбище) Novgorodi oblasti Velikije Luki linnas ja rajoonis maetud Eesti Laskurkorpuse sõjaväelaste nimekiri (1510 nime) (Призывники из ЭССР) people search: Fraternal cemetery of soldiers of the Soviet Army in Velikye Luki Обобщенный банк данных «Мемориал»/United open access data bank «Memorial» Первичные захоронения производили...

  • The Lapland War 1944-1945

    Projektin tarkoituksena on koota yhteen Lapin sodan taisteluihin ja muihin suoriin sotatoimiin osallistuneiden, sankarivainajien ja siviiliuhrien profiilit Genissä. Jotta projektimme onnistuisi omalta osaltaan edistämään myös profiilien laadun kehittämistä Genissä, suosittelemme seuraavaa käytäntöä: 1. Kun liität henkilön profiilin tähän projektiin, tarkista, että profiilista ilmenee muilleki...

  • Dunera Boys / Internees

    Dunera Boys / Internees===The hired Military Transport Dunera was a British passenger ship built as a troop transport in the late 1930s.As the storm clouds of war gathered in the late 1930s, thousands of German refugees - either Jewish or politically opposed to the Nazis - fled to Britain for sanctuary. Little did many of them know they would soon be deported to Australia in one of the more not...

  • World War II (1939-1945): 28th Māori Battalion

    ABOUT THE 28TH==The 28th (Māori) Battalion was part of the 2nd New Zealand Division, the fighting arm of the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF) during the Second World War (1939-45). A frontline infantry unit made up entirely of volunteers, the Battalion usually contained 700-750 men, divided into five companies.===The NZ Division===The NZ Division was made up of 15,000-20,000 men, ...

  • Operation Cobra (July 25-31, 1944), World War II

    Operation Cobra was the codename for an offensive launched by the United States First Army under Lieutenant General Omar Bradley seven weeks after the D-Day landings, during the Normandy campaign of World War II. The intention was to take advantage of the distraction of the Germans by the British and Canadian attacks around Caen in Operation Goodwood,[12] and thereby break through the German de...

  • USS Sims DD-409

    This Geni Project is meant to memorialize the United States Navy men who perished at sea during the World War II Battle of the Coral Sea while serving on the destroyer USS Sims. Survivors may also be added to the project. USS Sims, Commanding Officer Lt.Cdr. Willford Milton Hyman, USN, was sunk by Japanese aircraft during the Battle of the Coral Sea in position 15º10'S, 158º05'E, there were o...

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  • World War II - North African Campaign

    CAMPAIGN OVERVIEW = During the Second World War, the North African Campaign took place in North Africa from 10 June 1940 to 13 May 1943. It included campaigns fought in the Libyan and Egyptian deserts (Western Desert Campaign, also known as the Desert War) and in Morocco and Algeria (Operation Torch) and Tunisia (Tunisia Campaign). Short Video on the Air War in East Africa >>>>>----------------...

  • Doolittle's Tokyo Raiders

    The Doolittle Tokyo Raiders was a group eighty men from all walks of life who flew into history on April 18, 1942. They were all volunteers and this was a very dangerous mission. Sixteen B-25 bombers took off from the deck of the USS Hornet, led by (then Col.) Jimmy Doolittle. They were to fly over Japan, drop their bombs and fly on to land in a part of China that was still free. Of course, thi...

  • Battle of Hürtgen Forest

    The Battle of Hürtgen Forest (German: Schlacht im Hürtgenwald) was a series of fierce battles fought from 19 September to 16 December 1944, between American and German forces on the Western Front during World War II, in the Hürtgen Forest, a 140 km2 (54 sq mi) area about 5 km (3.1 mi) east of the Belgian–German border. It was the longest battle on German ground during World War II and is the lo...

  • Manila American Cemetery

    Wikipedia =The Manila American Cemetery and Memorial is located in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig, Metro Manila, within the boundaries of the former Fort William McKinley. It can be reached most easily from the city via EDSA to McKinley Road, then to McKinley Parkway inside the Bonifacio Global City. The Nichols Field Road is the easiest access from Manila International Airport to the cemetery.The ceme...

  • World War II - Italian Campaign

    The Italian campaign of World War II consisted of Allied and Axis, who now were without Italy as Ally, operations in and around Italy, from 1943 to 1945. The Joint Allied Forces Headquarters (AFHQ) was operationally responsible for all Allied land forces in the Mediterranean theatre and it planned and led the invasion of Sicily in July 1943, followed in September by the invasion of the Italian ...

  • South African World War II PRISONERS OF WAR

    This is the sub-project where all profiles of South Africans who were Prisoners of War during World War II can be added. All South African Army, Navy and Air Force soldiers (and civilians?) who were Prisoners of War during WWII can be added to this project. About 334,000 men volunteered for full-time service in the South African Army during the war (including some 211,000 whites, 77,000 bl...

  • Battle of Iwo Jima (WW II)

    Wikipedia =The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February – 26 March 1945) was a major battle in which the United States Armed Forces landed and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. The American invasion, designated Operation Detachment, had the goal of capturing the entire island, including the three Japanese-controlled airfields (including the S...

  • Battle of Königsberg (1945)

    The Battle of Königsberg, also known as the Königsberg offensive, was one of the last operations of the East Prussian offensive during World War II. In four days of urban warfare, Soviet forces of the 1st Baltic Front and the 3rd Belorussian Front captured the city of Königsberg, present day Kaliningrad, Russia. The siege started in late January 1945 when the Soviets initially surrounded the ci...

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  • World War II - Pearl Harbor - USS Arizona

    USS Arizona was a Pennsylvania-class battleship built for and by the United States Navy in the mid-1910s. Named in honor of the 48th state's recent admission into the union, the ship was the second and last of the Pennsylvania class of "super-dreadnought" battleships. Although commissioned in 1916, the ship remained stateside during World War I . Shortly after the end of the war, Arizona was on...

  • Battle of Guam (1944)

    Battle of Guam, (21 July–10 August 1944), World War II event. In attacking Guam, U.S. forces were not only acquiring a fine harbor and a number of airfields to use in future operations, but were also liberating U.S. territory—Guam had been captured by the Japanese in 1941. As elsewhere, Guam’s Japanese garrison fought practically to the last man. American casualties included some 1,700 dead and...

  • Finns in the World War II

    Toisessa maailmansodassa Suomi oli suoraan osapuolena talvisota, jatkosota ja Lapin sota -osasodissa. Tähän pääprojektiin ei liitetä henkilöprofiileja vaan ne liitetään aliprojekteihin. Osasotien aliprojektit: Talvisota 1939-1940 - The Winter War 1939-1940 Jatkosota 1941-1944 - The Continuation War 1941-1944 Lapin sota 1944-1945 - The Lapland War 1944-1945 Muut projektit, jotka kos...

  • Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-1943)

    The Guadalcanal campaign, also known as the Battle of Guadalcanal and codenamed Operation Watchtower by American forces, was a military campaign fought between 7 August 1942 and 9 February 1943 on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific theater of World War II. It was the first major land offensive by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan.On 7 August 1942, Allied forces, predomi...

  • Battle of Saipan

    The Battle of Saipan was a battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, fought on the island of Saipan in the Mariana Islands from 15 June to 9 July 1944 as part of Operation Forager. It has been referred to as the "Pacific D-Day" with the invasion fleet departing Pearl Harbor on 5 June 1944, the day before Operation Overlord in Europe was launched, and launching nine days after. The U.S. 2n...

  • 3rd Marine Division (General Project) (1942-1945) (1952-Present)

    3rd Marine Division (General Project) : List of 3rd Marine Division commanders: Major General Charles Dodson Barrett (USMC):(16 August 1885 – 8 October 1943): General Allen H. Turnage (USMC): (January 3, 1891-October 22, 1971) General Alfred H.Noble(USMC): ( October 26, 1894 – September 27, 1983) General Graves Blanchard Erskine(USMC) : (June 28, 1897 – May 21, 1973) Lieut...

  • Battle of Leyte

    The Battle of Leyte (Filipino: Labanan sa Leyte; Waray: Gubat ha Leyte; Japanese: レイテの戦い) in the Pacific campaign of World War II was the amphibious invasion of the island of Leyte in the Philippines by American forces and Filipino guerrillas under the overall command of General Douglas MacArthur, who fought against the Imperial Japanese Army in the Philippines led by General Tomoyuki Yamashita...

  • Battle of El Guettar (World War II)

    The Battle of El Guettar was a battle that took place during the Tunisia Campaign of World War II, fought between elements of the Army Group Africa under General Hans-Jürgen von Arnim, along with Italian First Army under General Giovanni Messe, and U.S. II Corps under Lieutenant General George Patton in south-central Tunisia. It was the first battle in which U.S. forces were able to defeat the ...

  • Battle of Tulagi & Gavutu-Tanambogo

    The Battle of Tulagi and Gavutu–Tanambogo was a land battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, between the forces of the Imperial Japanese Navy and Allied (mainly United States Marine Corps) ground forces. It took place from 7–9 August 1942 on the Solomon Islands, during the initial Allied landings in the Guadalcanal campaign.U.S. Marines of the 1st Marine Division, under the overall comm...

  • Battle of Crimea (1944)

    The Crimean offensive (8 April – 12 May 1944), known in German sources as the Battle of the Crimea, was a series of offensives by the Red Army directed at the German-held Crimea. The Red Army's 4th Ukrainian Front engaged the German 17th Army of Army Group A, which consisted of Wehrmacht and Romanian formations. The battles ended with the evacuation of the Crimea by the Germans. German and Roma...

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  • World War II - Pearl Harbor - USS Oklahoma

    USS Oklahoma (BB-37), the only ship of the United States Navy to ever be named for the 46th state, was a World War I-era battleship and the second of two ships in her class; her sister ship was Nevada. She, along with her sister, were the first two U.S. warships to use oil fuel instead of coal.The Oklahoma which was commissioned in 1916, served in World War I as a member of BatDiv 6, protecting...

  • SS President Coolidge

    This Project involves the sinking of the SS President Coolidge during World War II.SS President Coolidge was a converted cruise liner used to transport most of the 43rd Infantry of the US Army. -----------------------------------------(From Wiki): "A large military base and harbor had been established on Espiritu Santo and the harbor was heavily protected by mines. Information about safe entry ...

  • Battle of Borowa Góra (September 2-5, 1939)

    Battle of Borowa Góra (Polish: Bitwa pod Borową Górą) refers to the series of battles from 2 to 5 September 1939 that took place near the Góry Borowskie hills, south west from Piotrków Trybunalski and east of Bełchatów. The battle, fought between the Wehrmacht and the Polish Army in the vicinity of Łódź, was a direct consequence of the Battle of the Border, an early part of the German Invasion ...

  • Battle of Hong Kong

    The Battle of Hong Kong (8–25 December 1941), also known as the Defence of Hong Kong and the Fall of Hong Kong, was one of the first battles of the Pacific War in World War II. On the same morning as the attack on Pearl Harbor, forces of the Empire of Japan attacked the British Crown colony of Hong Kong, without declaring war against the British Empire. The Hong Kong garrison consisted of Briti...

  • Battle of the Scheldt (1944)

    The Battle of the Scheldt in World War II was a series of military operations led by the First Canadian Army, with Canadian, Polish and British units attached, to open up the shipping route to Antwerp so that its port could be used to supply the Allies in north-west Europe. Under acting command of the First Canadian's Lieutenant-General Guy Simonds, the battle took place in northern Belgium and...

  • South African World War II CASUALTIES

    This is the sub-project where all profiles of South Africans who were casualties during World War II can be added. = All South African Army, Navy and Air Force soldiers who were casualties during WWII can be added to this project. About 334,000 men volunteered for full-time service in the South African Army during the war (including some 211,000 whites, 77,000 blacks and 46,000 coloureds and In...

  • South African World War II PORTAL

    PORTAL (master project) for South African involvement during World War II.==== This is the start of a project to pull together and list all Projects ( not profiles ) related to South Africans during World War II. ===At the moment there aren't many projects for South African involvement during WWII. Here is the start of getting some sub-projects going where we can add profiles of SA soldiers who...

  • Polish Ghettos in World War II

    List of Polish Ghetto Projects on Geni:* Będzin Ghetto * Bialystok Ghetto * Bilgoraj Ghetto * Bochnia Ghetto * Brest Ghetto * Częstochowa Ghetto * Dabrowa Ghetto * Grodno Ghetto * Jaworow Ghetto * Kraków Ghetto

  • Battle of Luzon

    The Battle of Luzon (Tagalog: Labanan sa Luzon; Japanese: ルソン島の戦い) was a land battle of the Pacific Theater of Operations of World War II by the Allied forces of the U.S., its colony the Philippines, and allies against forces of the Empire of Japan. The battle resulted in a U.S. and Filipino victory. The Allies had taken control of all strategically and economically important locations of Luzon...

  • Operation Drumbeat "Second Happy Time" (January-August, 1942)

    The "Second Happy Time" (German: Zweite glückliche Zeit), also known among German submarine commanders as the "American Shooting Season", was the informal name for the Operation Paukenschlag ("Operation Drumbeat"), a phase in the Battle of the Atlantic during which Axis submarines attacked merchant shipping and Allied naval vessels along the east coast of North America. The first "Happy Time" w...

  • Battle of Britain

    Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few ... Winston Churchill The Battle of Britain (German: Luftschlacht um England, literally "Air battle for England") is the name given to the Second World War air campaign waged by the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) against the United Kingdom during the summer and autumn of 1940. The objective of the campaign was to gain air ...

  • The Blitz

    The Blitz was a German bombing campaign against the United Kingdom in 1940 and 1941, during the Second World War. The term was first used by the British press and originated from the term "Blitzkrieg", the German word for 'lightning war'.The Germans conducted mass air attacks against industrial targets, towns, and cities, beginning with raids on London towards the end of the Battle of Britain i...

  • World War II - British Royal Air Force - No. 436 Squadron

    This project is a works in progress and has been established to compile those that were part of this unit during World War II. This list (and others like it), will later be used to connect units to the battles they participated in. Please contact Nathan Cowdrey if you have further information or would like to participate in these projects.= Known Members* Aikman, Frederick Alan (1919 - ); Assig...

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  • Battle of Anzio

    The Battle of Anzio was a battle of the Italian Campaign of World War II that took place from January 22, 1944 (beginning with the Allied amphibious landing known as Operation Shingle) to June 5, 1944 (ending with the capture of Rome). The operation was opposed by German forces in the area of Anzio and Nettuno.The operation was initially commanded by Major General John P. Lucas, of the U.S. Arm...

  • Operation Dragoon

    Operation Dragoon (initially Operation Anvil) was the code name for the landing operation of the Allied invasion of Provence (Southern France) on 15 August 1944. The operation was initially planned to be executed in conjunction with Operation Overlord, the Allied landing in Normandy, but the lack of available resources led to a cancellation of the second landing. By July 1944 the landing was re...

  • Battle of Kasserine Pass (November 1942 - May 1943)

    The Battle of Kasserine Pass was a series of battles of the Tunisia Campaign of World War II that took place in February 1943 at Kasserine Pass, a 2-mile-wide (3.2 km) gap in the Grand Dorsal chain of the Atlas Mountains in west central Tunisia.The Axis forces, led by Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel, were primarily from the Afrika Korps Assault Group, the Italian Centauro Armored Division and...

  • Operation Goodwood (July 18-20, 1944)

    Operation Goodwood was a British offensive in the Second World War, that took place between 18 and 20 July 1944 as part of the battle for Caen in Normandy, France. The objective of the operation was a limited attack to the south, from the Orne bridgehead, to capture the rest of Caen and the Bourguébus Ridge beyond. At least one historian has called the operation the largest tank battle that the...

  • Bernhardt Line (December 1943 - January 1944)

    The Bernhardt Line (or Reinhard Line) was a German defensive line in Italy during the Italian Campaign of World War II. Having reached the Bernhardt Line at the start of December 1943, it took until mid-January 1944 for the U.S. Fifth Army to fight their way to the next line of defences, the Gustav Line. The line was defended by XIV Panzer Corps (XIV Panzerkorps), part of the German Tenth Army ...

  • Engelandvaarders - England Farers 1940-1945

    Engelandvaarders= Engelandvaarder werd de erenaam voor alle mannen en vrouwen die tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog (1940-1945), na de capitulatie van de Nederlandse strijd-krachten en vóór de geallieerde invasie in Normandië op 6 juni 1944 (D-day) uit bezet gebied wisten te ontsnappen met de bedoeling zich in Engeland of ander geallieerd gebied bij de geallieerde strijdkrachten aan te sluiten om ...

  • Air Crew Europe Star

    The Air Crew Europe Star is a military campaign medal, instituted by the United Kingdom in May 1945 for award to subjects of the British Commonwealth for service in the Second World War, specifically Commonwealth air crew who participated in operational flights over Europe from bases in the United Kingdom.Two clasps were instituted to be worn on the medal ribbon, the Atlantic Clasp and the Fran...

  • Atlantic Star

    The Atlantic Star is a military campaign medal, instituted by the United Kingdom in May 1945 for award to subjects of the British Commonwealth for service in the Second World War, specifically those who took part in the Battle of the Atlantic, the longest continuous campaign of the war.Two clasps were instituted to be worn on the medal ribbon, the Air Crew Europe Clasp and the France and German...

  • World War II Australian prisoners of war

    Australian soldiers held as prisoners of war in WWIIPlease add persons who were imprisoned by the enemy during the years of the second world war, who were Australian.===Specific Camps WWII* Geni Project - WWII Prisoners at Stalag VII-A - WikiPage ===Resources* Australian National Archives - Prisoner of war records A-Z * Australian Prisoners of War | The Anzac Portal * Stolen Years: Australian p...

  • Battle of Rabaul (1942)

    The Battle of Rabaul, also known by the Japanese as Operation R, an instigating action of the New Guinea campaign, was fought on the island of New Britain in the Australian Territory of New Guinea, from 23 January into February 1942. It was a strategically significant defeat of Allied forces by Japan in the Pacific campaign of World War II, with the Japanese invasion force quickly overwhelming ...

  • Siege of Tobruk

    The siege of Tobruk lasted for 241 days in 1941, after Axis forces advanced through Cyrenaica from El Agheila in Operation Sonnenblume against Allied forces in Libya, during the Western Desert Campaign (1940–1943) of the Second World War. In late 1940, the Allies had defeated the Italian 10th Army during Operation Compass (9 December 1940 – 9 February 1941) and trapped the remnants at Beda Fomm...

  • 3rd Marine Division : World War II

    3rd Marine Division : of 3rd Marine Division commanders: General Charles Dodson Barrett (16 August 1885 – 8 October 1943): Allen H. Turnage (USMC): (January 3, 1891-October 22, 1971) Alfred H.Noble(USMC): ( October 26, 1894 – September 27, 1983) Graves Blanchard Erskine(USMC) : (June 28, 1897 – May 21, 1973) General William Edward Riley(USMC):(February 2, 1897 – April 28, 1970) War II:

  • First Battle of El Alamein

    The First Battle of El Alamein (1–27 July 1942) was a battle of the Western Desert Campaign of the Second World War, fought in Egypt between Axis forces (Germany and Italy) of the Panzer Army Africa (Panzerarmee Afrika) (which included the Afrika Korps under Field Marshal (Generalfeldmarschall) Erwin Rommel) and Allied (British Imperial and Commonwealth) forces (Britain, British India, Australi...

  • World War II - Unit Directory

    This project has been created to begin documenting the many units, squadrons etc that participated during World War II. When details are sufficient, these units will be connected to the battles that they participated in. Please contact Nathan Cowdrey if you have further information, or would like to participate in these projects.=Australia* 1st Armoured Division* 2nd Armoured Division* 3rd Armo...

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  • World War II - Pearl Harbor - USS California

    USS California (BB-44), one of two Tennessee-class battleships completed shortly after World War I, was the fifth ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the 31st state. She was the last American Battleship built on the West Coast, and the only one to be a dreadnought type. She served in the Pacific her entire career, and for twenty years was the flagship of the Pacific Fleet. She was ...

  • Home front during World War II

    Please add profiles of those who contributed to the war effort on "the home front.". Profiles must be set to public. This is an international project. Project collaborators, feel free to update the project front page, add resources, and media for our research efforts - and invite more collaborators.==Home front during World War II==From Wikipedia The home front covers the activities of the civi...

  • The German and Soviet Invasion of Poland (1939)

    The Soviet invasion of Poland was a military operation by the Soviet Union without a formal declaration of war. On 17 September 1939, the Soviet Union invaded Poland from the east, sixteen days after Germany invaded Poland from the west. Subsequent military operations lasted for the following 20 days and ended on 6 October 1939 with the two-way division and annexation of the entire territory of...

  • Ried im Innkreis Prisoners of War Camp

    The purpose of this project is to collect all of the profiles of German prisoners of war who were residents of the Ried im Innkreis Prisoners of War Camp. This camp was located in Ried im Innkreis , Austria.==History of the camp==On the 12th of March, 1938 - the day of the annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany - units of the German Wehrmacht marched into Ried; Hitler passed through the city on ...

  • Gold Beach - June 6, 1944 - D Day

    Please add only the public profiles of those who served actively in support of Gold Beach on D Day (6 June 1944). , commonly known as Gold Beach, was the code name for one of the five areas of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944, during the Second World War. Gold, the central of the five areas, was located between Port-en-Bessin on the west and ...

  • Battle of the Philippine Sea (June, 1944)

    The Battle of the Philippine Sea (June 19–20, 1944) was a major naval battle of World War II that eliminated the Imperial Japanese Navy's ability to conduct large-scale carrier actions. It took place during the United States' amphibious invasion of the Mariana Islands during the Pacific War. The battle was the last of five major "carrier-versus-carrier" engagements between American and Japanese...

  • Sinking of the Bismarck (World War II)

    The last battle of the German battleship Bismarck took place in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 300 nmi west of Brest, France, on 26–27 May 1941. Although it was a decisive action between capital ships, it has no generally accepted name.On 24 May, before the final action, Bismarck's fuel tanks were damaged and several machinery compartments, including a boiler room, were flooded in the Battle ...

  • German soldiers who perished in World War II

    Dieses Projekt beschäftigt sich mit den Schicksalen der Soldaten, die im 2. Weltkrieg umgekommen sind. Einberufen wurde im Herbst 1935 zunächst der Jahrgang 1914, dann 1915, 1916, 1917. Der jüngste noch im l. Weltkrieg ausgebildete Jahrgang war der Jahrgang 1900. Dazwischen klaffte die Lücke der so genannten weißen" Jahrgänge, die keine Ausbildung genossen hatten. Polen war das erste Land, da...

  • War Medal 1939–1945

    The War Medal 1939–1945 is a campaign medal which was instituted by the United Kingdom on 16 August 1945, for award to subjects of the British Commonwealth who had served full-time in the Armed Forces or the Merchant Navy for at least 28 days between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945.==Institution==The duration of the Second World War in Europe was from 3 September 1939 to 8 May 1945, while...

  • Canadian Volunteer Service Medal

    The Canadian Volunteer Service Medal is granted to persons of any rank in the Naval, Military or Air Forces of Canada who voluntarily served on Active Service from September 3, 1939, to March 1, 1947. The medal was established on October 22, 1943.==Criteria==Members of the Naval, Military or Air Forces of Canada are eligible for this medal if they voluntarily served on Active Service and honour...

  • Defence Medal (United Kingdom)

    The Defence Medal (United Kingdom) is a campaign medal which was instituted by the United Kingdom in May 1945, to be awarded to subjects of the British Commonwealth for both non-operational military and certain types of civilian service during the Second World War.==Institution==The duration of the Second World War in Europe was from 3 September 1939 to 8 May 1945, while in the Pacific Theatre ...

  • France and Germany Star

    The France and Germany Star is a military campaign medal, instituted by the United Kingdom in May 1945 for award to subjects of the British Commonwealth who served in the Second World War, specifically for service in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands or Germany and adjacent sea areas between 6 June 1944 and 8 May 1945.One clasp, the Atlantic Clasp , was instituted to be worn on the m...

  • 1939–1945 Star

    The 1939–1945 Star is a military campaign medal, instituted by the United Kingdom on 8 July 1943 for award to subjects of the British Commonwealth for service in the Second World War. Two clasps were instituted to be worn on the medal ribbon, the Battle of Britain Clasp and the Bomber Command Clasp .==The Second World War Stars==Altogether eight campaign stars and nine clasps were initially ins...

  • World War II Stalag I B Hohenstein

    Stalag I-B Hohenstein was a German World War II prisoner-of-war camp located 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) west of Hohenstein, East Prussia (now Olsztynek, Poland). The camp was partially located on the grounds of the Tannenberg Memorial and initially included a set of wooden structures intended to house World War I veterans during Nazi festivities.

  • Italy Star

    The Italy Star is a military campaign medal, instituted by the United Kingdom in May 1945 for award to subjects of the British Commonwealth who served in the Second World War, specifically in the Italian Campaign from 1943 to 1945.==The Second World War Stars==Altogether eight campaign stars and nine clasps were initially instituted for campaign service during the Second World War. On 8 July 19...

  • Africa Star

    The Africa Star is a military campaign medal, instituted by the United Kingdom on 8 July 1943 for award to subjects of the British Commonwealth who served in the Second World War, specifically in North Africa between 10 June 1940 and 12 May 1943 inclusive.Three clasps were instituted to be worn on the medal ribbon, the North Africa 1942–43 Clasp , the 8th Army Clasp and the 1st Army Clasp .==Th...

  • Arctic Star

    The Arctic Star is a military campaign medal which was instituted by the United Kingdom on 19 December 2012 for award to subjects of the British Commonwealth for service in the Second World War, specifically those who served on the Arctic Convoys north of the Arctic Circle.==The Second World War Stars==Altogether eight campaign stars and nine clasps were initially instituted for campaign servic...

  • Newfoundland Volunteer War Service Medal

    The Newfoundland Volunteer War Service Medal was created to honour those from Newfoundland & Labrador who served in the British Forces outside of the province. It was issued to those who did not receive a volunteer war service medal from another country and who had volunteered and served in units or organizations contributed by the Dominion of Newfoundland to the allied war effort. The period o...

  • Burma Star

    The Burma Star is a military campaign medal, instituted by the United Kingdom in May 1945 for award to subjects of the British Commonwealth who served in the Second World War, specifically in the Burma Campaign from 1941 to 1945.One clasp, the Pacific Clasp , was instituted to be worn on the medal ribbon.==The Second World War Stars==Altogether eight campaign stars and nine clasps were initiall...

  • Pacific Star

    The Pacific Star is a military campaign medal instituted by the United Kingdom in May 1945 for award to subjects of the British Commonwealth who served in the Second World War, specifically in the Pacific Campaign from 1941 to 1945.One clasp, the Burma Clasp , was instituted to be worn on the medal ribbon.==The Second World War Stars==Altogether eight campaign stars and nine clasps were initial...

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