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Can you name the famous people involved in World War II?

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Japanese general & 40th Prime Minister of Japan/ordered attack on Pearl Harbor/executed for war crimes 23 Dec 1948
Asst Secretary of Navy under Wilson/failed as VP candidate w/Cox/contracted polio/Lend-Lease Act to support UK/died during 4th term as US Pres
Brit field marshal/victor at 2nd Battle of El Alamein/Brit leader of Eastern Task Force of Sicily invasion/commanded Brit 8th Army/Operation Market Garden (failed)/called Monty
5-star US general/commanded all US forces invading Germany from west/after war headed VA/1st Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff/oversaw beginning of Korean War/retired 1953
US general/served on Gen Staff in Washington until 1942/Supreme Comm of Operation Torch (N Africa), invasion of Sicily, and D-Day/military gov of US Occupation Zone in Germany
US general/placed 5th in 1912 Olympics in pentathalon/VMI & West Point/designed cavalry saber/N Africa & invasion of Sicily/led Third Army/slapped soldiers/famous speech
US fleet admiral/task force centered on carrier Enterprise/Battle for Guadalcanal & up Solomon Island chain/made commander of 3rd Fleet/namesake Typhoon (Cobra) hit 3rd Fleet
Brit Prime Minister during war/Brit father-American mother/1st Lord of Admiralty in WW1 until Gallipoli/served in several gov't posts/coined 'Iron Curtain'
US aviation pioneer/received Medal of Honor for leading namesake bombing raid on Tokyo (18 April 1942)/became Lt Gen over 12th, 15th, & 8th Air Forces during War
German field marshal/successful in N Africa until support withdrawn/called Desert Fox/commanded German forces opposing D-Day landing/executed by Hitler for part in 20 July Plot
124th Emperor of Japan (1926-1989)/also called Emperor Shōwa/not prosecuted for war crimes
Norwegian politician & military officer/led Norway under Nazi occupation/attempted radio broadcast coup d'état but failed/Nasjonal Samling (fascist) party/executed for high treaso
US fleet admiral/commander of Pacific Fleet/submarine expert/influenced move to nuclear subs/signed Japanese surrender for US
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French general/Appeal of 18 June/leader of Free French/led France after War (1944-46)/founded 5th Republic/Pres (1958-68)
Nazi SS-leader tasked by Heydrich w/organizing Holocaust/captured in 1960 by Mossad in Argentina/convicted of war crimes/executed 1962
Deputy Prime Minister under Churchill/Labour Party leader (1935-1955)/initially supported Chamberlain/PM (1945-51) supported Truman Doctrine & Marshall Plan
5-star US general/field marshal of Philippinne Army/Medal of Honor for defense of Philippines (only father-son pair to win)/'I shall return'/led Korean War until removed by Truman
Born Joseph Dzhugashvili/Georgian/Soviet premier during war/face scarred by childhood smallpox/attended Tiflis Seminary where he became atheist/responsible for deaths of millions
Nazi Propaganda Minister (1933-45)/devoted to Hitler & Holocaust/Chancellor of Germany for 1 day after Hitler's death/committed suicide w/wife & children/advocated Total War
Became youngest Italian PM (until Renzi 2014) after March on Rome (Oct 1922)/founded Fascist Party/ruled Italy as dictator (Il Duce)/deposed by King Victor Emmanuel III (1943)
Brig general of 101st Airborne troops defending Bastogne, Belgium during Battle of the Bulge/said 'Nuts!' when ordered to surrender/promoted to Major General afterward
Nazi leader 2nd only to Hitler/founded Gestapo (1933)/commander of Luftwaffe/stole Jewish property/artwork/convicted of war crimes/committed suicide before execution
5 brothers all killed in action when their ship USS Juneau was sunk around 13 Nov 1942/led to War Dept Sole Survivor Policy/became US heroes/story made into 1944 movie
British mathematician cracked German Enigma machine at Bletchley Park during WWII/created computer language/'Father of Computer Science' & artificial intelligence/namesake machine
Japanese marshal admiral/commander of Japanese Combined Fleet/responsible for Pearl Harbor & Midway/US codebreakers got flight plans & shot down his plane (18 April 1943)
Nazi leader/head of SS (1929)/built up to 1 million members/set up concentration camps/formed Einsatzgruppen/major leader in Holocaust

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