Posted by: Bob [x] - (82.41.43.---)
Date: March 29, 2005 10:27AM

1. The first German serviceman killed in World War II was killed by the Japanese (China, 1937), the first American serviceman killed was killed by the Russians (Finland 1940), the highest-ranking American killed was Lt. Gen. Lesley McNair, killed by the U.S. Army Air Corps – so much for allies.

2. The youngest U.S. serviceman was 12-year-old Calvin Graham, USN. He was wounded and given a Dishonorable Discharge for lying about his age. (His benefits were later restored by act of Congress).

3. At the time of Pearl Harbor, the top U.S. Navy command was called CINCUS (pronounced “sink us”), the shoulder patch of the U.S. Army’s 45th Infantry Division was the Swastika, and Hitler’s private train was named “Amerika.” All three names were soon changed for PR purposes.

4. More U.S. servicemen died in the U.S. Army Air Corps than in the Marine Corps. While completing the required 25 missions your chance of being killed was 71 percent.

5. Generally speaking, there was no such thing as an average fighter pilot. You were either an ace or a target. For instance, Japanese ace Hiroyoshi Nishizawa shot down over 80 planes. He died while a passenger on a cargo plane.

6. It was a common practice on fighter planes to load every 5th round with a tracer round to aid in aiming. This was a mistake. Tracers had different ballistics so at long range if your tracers were hitting the target 80 percent of your rounds were missing. Worse yet, tracers instantly told your enemy he was under fire and from which direction. Worst of all was the practice of loading a string of tracers at the end of the belt to tell you that you were out of ammo. This was definitely not something you wanted to tell the enemy. Units that stopped using tracers saw their success rate nearly double and their loss rate go down.

7. When the allied armies reached the Rhine River in Germany, the first thing men did was pee in it. This was pretty universal, from the lowest private to Winston Churchill (who made a big show of it) and Gen. George Patton (who had himself photographed in the act).

8. German Me-264 bombers were capable of bombing New York City, but it wasn’t worth the effort .

9. The German submarine U-120 was sunk by a malfunctioning toilet.

10. Among the first “Germans” captured at Normandy were several Koreans. They had been forced to fight for the Japanese Army until they were captured by the Russians and then forced to fight for the Russian Army until they were captured by the Germans and further forced to fight for the German Army until they were captured by the U.S. Army.

11. Following a massive naval bombardment, 35,000 U.S. and Canadian troops stormed ashore at Kiska, in the Aleutian Islands. Twenty-one troops were killed in the firefight. It would have been worse if there had been any Japanese soldiers on the island.
Posted by: straightedge [x] - (82.41.43.---)
Date: March 29, 2005 07:11PM
cool stuff...any other wars that you have facts on?
Posted by: gruff [x] - (82.41.43.---)
Date: March 30, 2005 04:45AM
the Me-264 never left the development and testing stage. its express purpose was to bomb America.
Posted by: Bob [x] - (82.41.43.---)
Date: March 30, 2005 10:34AM
Posted by: Bob [x] - (82.41.43.---)
Date: March 30, 2005 10:39AM
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"winking smiley 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
Posted by: Bob [x] - (82.41.43.---)
Date: March 30, 2005 10:40AM
German/Americans. The US Government viewed persons of 'enemy ancestry' as potentially dangerous. This included American born and naturalized citizens and those with permanent residence. The latter had come to the US seeking freedom and opportunity. They simply could not fathom the governments behaviour when their civil liberties were completely ignored, their families torn apart and sent to different internment camps, their assets frozen for the duration. American civilians held prisoner in Germany were exchanged for German-American internees. On arrival in Germany some men were arrested by the Gestapo as spies and put in camps, leaving their families destitute again. In January, 1945, the liner SS Gripsholm carried 1,000 exchangees to Germany. The last German/American was released from Ellis Island in August, 1948. Upon release, all internees were sworn to secrecy and threatened with deportation if ever they spoke of their ordeal. Many returned to their former homes only to find the houses vandalized, the contents stolen or damaged. Confronted with feelings of anger, confusion, resentment, bitterness, guilt and shame, they desperately tried to mend their broken lives. Personal justice was denied to these German/Americans while the government acknowledged mistreatment of Japanese internees and granted them financial compensation.

Japanese/Americans. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 16,849 Japanese-Americans were detained in ten specially built War Relocation Authority Camps in the USA. Most of these camps were located in California. Opened in March, 1942, all were closed by 1946. During their internment, 5,918 babies were born. A total of 2,355 internees joined the armed forces and around 150 were killed in combat. One Japanese-American, Private First Class Sadao Munemori, earned the nation's highest award for bravery, the Medal of Honor. After the war, 4,724 US citizens of Japanese ancestry renounced their American citizenship and returned to Japan. There were no renunciants among the German or Italian/Americans. The US Government later agreed that the nation had acted hastily in its treatment of aliens and that the vast majority of them were loyal to America. Deaths from natural causes in the camps accounted for another 1,862. During the war, a total of 51,156 Italian nationals were also interned in the USA.
Posted by: Bob [x] - (82.41.43.---)
Date: March 30, 2005 10:43AM
[] A link to a website on Japanese suicide attacks. They took the art of suicide bombs to a whole other level, suicide boats, submarines, planes even human torpedos...
Posted by: Anonymous [x] - (82.41.43.---)
Date: March 30, 2005 05:12PM
Here´s another fact - Bob needs to get out more.
Posted by: Anonymous [x] - (82.41.43.---)
Date: March 30, 2005 10:47PM
wonder how the palastine suicide bomber ranks?
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Date: March 31, 2005 12:43AM
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Date: May 23, 2005 07:23PM
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Posted by: Anonymous [x] - (82.41.43.---)
Date: June 16, 2005 09:03PM
The German U-boat didn't sink as result of a malfunctioning toilet. It was scuttled in 1945 along with pretty much every other U-boat.
Posted by: yoodle [x] - (82.41.43.---)
Date: October 06, 2005 12:33PM
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Date: October 19, 2005 06:03PM
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Posted by: sydney_oz [x] - (82.41.43.---)
Date: March 25, 2006 09:03AM
Great site, you may wish to check out the Bermuda Agreement contained in a book called 'ratlines' where the United States and Britain decided it was better not to criticise the Vatican over not criticising the German treatment of the Jews in Hungary as they may wish to emigrate to the United States or Britain and the Germans may let them.The book also gives its sources including the freedom of information number and FBI batch file numbers.It is interesting that we all went to war to save 'little Poland' yet our leaders at Yalta gave it to Stalin we also failed to declare war on the Soviets when there forces were helping the Germans in the Polish occupation.We condemn the Axis over the killing of 9 million people yet our Allies, the USSR were killing 30 million in death camps at the same time.
The most discraceful act of deceit however was where the US government gave indemnity to war crimes prosecution to the commander and members of Japanese Biological warfare Unit 731 at the end of ww2 for the results of their experiments on Allied POWs and occupied civilians.US POWs who were captured in the Philippines and sent to Unit 731 were sworn to secrecy by the US government and could not even access there own reports after the war.
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Date: September 20, 2006 10:03PM
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