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Codename given to the secretive Nazi plan to mass-murder most Polish Jews in occupied Poland
I 1945 B. F. Skinner developed this philosophy, the science of behavior
A series of German military fortifications in Southern Italy in 1944, the best known of them was the Gustav Line
Transport aircraft designed by Hughes Aircraft in 1947 made of wood. The largest flying boat ever built and has the largest wingspan of any aircraft in history
The name of the Turing machine, built in 1939, which can be considered a model of a general purpose computer
The first FM radio station launched in this city
The first strategy meeting between 'Big Three' Allied leaders in 1943 where they agreed on Operation Overlord
American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during WWII, and the Korean War
These two whole populations were expelled from North Caucasus in Operation Lentil in 1944. Tens (or possibly hundreds) of thousands of died or were killed
Breakfast cereal by General Mills first launched in 1941
The University of Pennsylvania develops this first electronic general-purpose computer, who was initially designed to calculate artillery firing tables
Ravine in Kiev where an estimated 100-150,000 people were killed during the German occupation
Concentration camp during WWII, located in northern Germany, and was intended to hold exclusively female inmates
Non-violent, intellectual resistance group in Nazi Germany at the University of Munich, most notably Hans and Sophie Scholl, which were executed in 1943
The designation adopted by British military intelligence in 1941 for wartime signals intelligence, who cracked the Enigma code
A series of computers developed by British codebreakers in 1943-1945 to help in the cryptanalysis of the Lorenz cipher. The world's first programmable electronic computer
Long-range fighter aircraft operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy 1940-45
This country gains independence from France in 1941
General MacArthur was forced from this nation by the Japanese in 1942, but vowed, 'I shall return'
Policy statement for the UK and the US in 1941 defining the goals for the post-war world. The Declaration by the UN followed the year after
British combat aircraft introduced in 1941, whose frame was constructed almost entirely of wood
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Code name of the 1944 Normandy invasion, other than D-Day
This defensive military alliance was signed by Germany, Italy and Japan November 27 1940
This US national monument is finished in 1941 after being under construction since 1927
Christian Dior launched this fashion collection in 1947. It revolutionized womens fashion, and influenced other fashion designers well into the 1950s
Castle in Saxony for prisoner-of-war during World War II for 'incorrigible' Allied officers who had repeatedly escaped from other camps
Designator of the first class of the German elektroboats (subs who could operate entirely submerged) to become operational
The German military intelligence (information gathering) organization 1921-44. Notoriously inefficient it was merged with SS in 1944
Air raid by the US on Tokyo during WWII in 1942, as retaliation for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
This nuclear reactor, made in 1942 by Enrico Fermi, was the worlds first
A Boeing heavy bomber used by the Americans during WWII. Almost 13000 built
Adolf Hitler's first Eastern Front military headquarters in World War II, built for the start of Operation Barbarossa. Located in East Prussia
A ring of spies, recruited by the Soviets during WWII and at least into the early 1950s. Four members of the ring have been identified, Kim Philby as the most prominent
Nickname for the series of research and development and technology transfer initiatives in the 1930s to the 1960s, that increased agricultural production worldwide
German heavy tank developed in 1942 and used in World War II, designed by Ferdinand Porsche
A failed Allied attack on the German-occupied France in 1942
The British ruler in the Indian subcontinent between 1858-1947
Thousands of Filipino and American POWs died in this forcible transfer by the Imperial Japanese Army in 1942
The defensive fortification line on the Karelian Isthmus built by Finland against the Soviet Union
Mountain on Iwo Jima on which six U.S. Marines famously raised the American Flag in 1945
This second-floor balcony of the White House was completed in 1948
Number of countries that signed Charter of the United Nations on 24 October 1945

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