World War II (A-Z)

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Can you name the people, places, and events associated with WWII?

Updated Jul 30, 2015

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Largest network of Nazi Concentration camps; liberated by the Soviets in January of 1945A
Operation code name for the German invasion of the USSR in June of 1941B
Mediterranean island invaded by German airborne troops in May of 1941C
Location of the August 1942 Allied amphibious assault on occupied FranceD
Name given to the B-29 that dropped the first atomic bomb on HiroshimaE
Official nickname of the B-17; nearly 13,000 built during the warF
Island site of the first major Allied offensive in the PacificG
RAF fighter that accounted for 55% of all German losses during the Battle of BritainH
Site of the first amphibious battle of the Pacific war where American casualties exceeded those of the JapaneseI
Normandy Invasion beach primarily assaulted by Canadian troops on June 6th, 1944J
Site of the last German strategic offensive on the Eastern Front and largest tank battle in historyK
Largest naval battle of the war; fought near the Philippines from October 23-26th, 1944L
Japanese puppet state that existed in Northern China from 1932 - 1945M
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Location of the post-war military tribunals that prosecuted alleged Nazi war criminalsN
Code name of the 1944 Normandy invasionO
Generic term used to describe German tanks and armorP
Head of the collaborationist government in Norway; executed for treason in 1945Q
First commander of the Afrika Korps; committed suicide in 1944R
Mountain on which six U.S. Marines famously raised the American Flag on February 23rd, 1945S
Libyan port city besieged by Axis forces for 241 days in 1941; successfully relieved by the British Eighth Army during Operation CrusaderT
Codename for the British military intelligence obtained by breaking encrypted enemy communicationsU
Seat of the P├ętain collaborationist government in France from 1940 - 1944V
Site of the largest Jewish ghetto in EuropeW
Designator of the first class of the German elektroboats to become operationalX
Japanese Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet; present at Pearl Harbor and MidwayY
Most highly decorated general officer in Soviet history; present for the signing of the German instrument of surrenderZ

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