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22 Cards in this Set

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George Marshall
the Army Chief of Staff General who pushed for the formation of Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps.
Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC)
U.S. army unit created during WWII to enable women to serve in noncombat positions.
A. Philip Randolph
president and founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and the nation’s most respected African American labor leader, organized a march on Washington.
Manhattan Project
the code name for the atomic bomb program.
Office of Price Administration
was created by Congress to fight the threat of inflation.
War Production Board (WPB)
assumed the responsibility for converting industry from peacetime to wartime production and distributing raw materials to key industrials.
establishing fixed allotments of goods deemed essential for the military.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
an American General who commanded the Operation Torch.
June 6, 1944, the day on which the Allies launched an invasion of the European mainland during WWII.
Omar Bradley
a General who unleashed massive air and land bombardment against the enemy at St. Lo, providing a gap in the German line of defense.
George Patton
a general and his Third Army tried to advance a German line.
Battle of the Bulge
a month-long battle of WWII, in which the Allies succeeded in turning back the last major German offensive of the war.
V-E Day
Victory in Europe Day. The war in Europe was finally over.
Harry S. Truman
the Vice President who became the nation’s 33rd president.
Douglas MacArthur
a General who was in command of Allied forces on the islands.
Chester Nimitz
the commander of American naval forces in the Pacific, moved to defend the island.
Battle of Midway
was a turning point in the Pacific War.
suicide-plane, attack in which Japanese pilots crashed their bomb-laden planes into Allied ships.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
an American scientist who developed the atomic bomb and was not only the most ambitious scientific enterprise in history.
an important Japanese military center.
a second bomb, code-named Fat Man, was dropped here, leveling half the city.
Nuremberg Trials
the court proceedings held in Nuremberg, Germany, after WWII, in which Nazi leaders were tried for war crimes.