Germany's power grid was much more vulnerable than realized. One estimate is that if just 1% of the bombs dropped on German industry had instead been dropped on power plants German industry would have collapsed.
The Russians destroyed over 500 German aircraft by ramming them in mid-air (they also sometimes cleared mine fields by marching over them).
The US Army had more ships than the US Navy. (troop transports)
The German Air Force had 22 infantry divisions, 2 armor divisions and 11 paratroop divisions. None of them were capable of airborne operations. The German Army had paratroops that WERE capable of airborne operations.
When the US Army landed in North Africa, among the equipment brought ashore was 3 complete Coca-Cola bottling plants.
One of Japan's methods of destroying tanks was to bury a very large artillery shell with only the nose exposed. When a tank came near enough a soldier would whack the shell with a hammer. "Lack of weapons is no excuse for defeat." - LtGen. Mutaguchi
The only nation that Germany declared war on was the USA. On December 11, 1941… Italy and Japan declared war on several countries but Germany only declared war on the USA.
During the Japanese attack on Hong Kong British officers objected to Canadian infantrymen taking up positions in the officer's mess. (No enlisted men allowed you know)
On July 9th, 1941, the German mine ships Tannenberg, Preussen and Hansestadt Danzig, returning home from a mine laying tour, ran into a Swedish (neutral) mine barrier and all three sunk. The mine barrier had been laid out under German recommendations
57 American Subs were lost in WWII, one, S26 SS 131 was rammed by an Escort Ship, The USS TANG SS306 and the USS TULLIBEE SS 284 were sunk by their own torpedoes, they were electric motor driven torpedo's with magnetic triggering mechanisms
Kaiten ("Turning of the Heavens"
were suicide submarines of the Japanese Navy, approximately 100 of them were used. The most famous use was the sinking of the USS Underhill
One of the most harrowing crocodile attacks happened at Ramree Island during World War II. British troops had encircled about a thousand Japanese soldiers who tried to escape at night through a mangrove swamp on the island that faced the Burma coast. Between British gunfire and saltwater crocodiles, only about twenty Japanese survived. Estimate that 900 died