soliders final - Valley View High School

BY: Josue Lumba, Ashley Mejia, Silver
Miller, and Karina Pineda
What was the unique contribution that Army
Chief of Staff General George Marshall made to
the United States war effort during World War ll?
Attended the Atlantic Charter Conference
Authored the principal American war
plan for defeating the Axis Powers
and worked with other Allied leaders.
December 1943, Marshall appointed
to command Allied forces in Europe
Lt. Colonel James Doolittle is most
famous for being a pilot.
Most famous for leading a daring bombing
raid over Tokyo in 1942, and that was the
1st American attack to the Japanese
During the Second World War, Audie Murphy
became famous for the most decorated soldier.
Why is Audie Murphy considered to be a
singular American hero and legend from
World War II?
Among the dead was 46year-old Audie Murphy,
the most decorated
veteran in US history
Investment opportunity.
Which allied commander took the most amount of
land in the pacific and did it with the least amount
of loss of life in the united states military?
• Douglas MacArthur
• Jan. 26,1880- April 5, 1964
• General and field marshal of
Philippine army
• Chief of staff of the U.S. army in
the 1930’s
• Played a big role in the pacific
theater during WW2
• Medal of honor
• Only man to ever become a field
marshal in the Philippine army
Which group was known as the
Purple Heart Battalion?
Japanese-American that served
in US military
1941 more that 5,000 served
Pearl Harbor changes everything
4-C enemy aliens
Sent to ten inland internment camps
Nisei(second generation Japanese
Americans) discharged from service
Nesei were ignored
first battle was against
Purple Heart Battallion first battle
(not typical)
Fear, prejudice and often outright
hatred a battle to gain the RIGHT to fight.
Japanese–Americans who joined
the armed services fought mostly in
Europe because the U.S. feared
that they would sabotage them.
The Lost Battalion
Which company was an all-Hispanic, American
infantry unit in World War ll?
"The Borinqueneers"
Puerto Rico
65th Infantry Regiment
More than 65,000
service members
Underwent extensive
training, then sent to
What was so unique about the 92nd Infantry
Division, nicknamed the Buffaloes?
• The nickname 'Buffalo Soldier' dates back to the late 1860s,
when black soldiers volunteered for duty in the American
The Buffalo Soldiers
Navajo Code Talkers
Commanders in the Pacific Theater
used various cipher machines to
prevent the Japanese from breaking
secret coded information.
In addition to being known as the most
highly decorated unit for their size,
the 442nd is also known for which
famous battle during World War II?
• The 442nd was famously
known for the rescue of the
lost battalion battle during
world war 2
442nd Infantry Regiment
What set the 99th Pursuit Squadron apart from
other contemporary Army Air Core units in
• The thing that set the 99th pursuit squadron
apart from other army air force was because
they were the 1st African-American fighter
99th Pursuit Squadron
Schnee Eifel
Very hard to find water
This primary source map is dated Jan 15, 1944. It is the 12th
Army Group situation map. What may have been the goal of
the map and how may Tuskegee Airmen have contributed?
• The goal of the map was to
plot which places they
needed to bomb
• The roles where to protect
the white air foremen
The Shikami Sisters
• They are sisters and found a
way to survie while their
husbands are in the war. Their
soldier husbands are all a part
of 442nd Infantry in Italy.
Camp Shelby
• Private Noyama of Headquarters
Company, 442nd combat team,
stands guard at the entrance to Field
Headquarters. The 442nd combat
team at Camp Shelby is composed
entirely of Americans of Japanese
descent who volunteered for
services in the armed forces. This
unit is approximately 8000 men is
undergoing intensive training.
Another picture of the combat team at
Camp Shelby
Building a Pontoon Bridge
The bridge completed, a
company of infantry rush
with fixed bayonets to the
opposite shore and enter
the enemy's heavily
wooded territory.
Same as the last 2 picures
Eyes Right
• A company of infantry
stand at attention
during training on the
Camp Shelby drill field.
Is involved with the Camp Shelby
Hot Mississippi.
• Members of the 442nd
combat team drape
themselves on a jeep to
dress after a cool swim in
the Leaf River near Camp
Pfc. Noboru Hokame, Hawaiian-born
Japanese-American, and his Chicago
buddy, Pfc. Charles P. Carroll, spent their
convalescent furlough together recently at
Carroll's home, 2102 S. Central Park,
Chicago 23, Illinois. Hokame, a member
of the 100th Battalion which was later
merged into the 442nd Combat Team,
was wounded in Italy and France and
wears the Purple Heart with an oak leaf
cluster. Since Hokame could not go home
to the Island of Maui on convalescent
leave, Carroll invited him to Chicago
where the two boys have been warmly
welcomed by Carroll's family and friends.
Died in Battlefield
Image of a U.S. Amy officer
presenting a folded American
flag for a soldier killed in
action to deceased's wife or
mother who is interned in a
concentration camp in the
United States.
Pfc. Thomas Higa, 27-yearold Japanese American war
veteran and smallest
member of the 100th
Battalion, who is in Denver to
tell other Japanese
Americans about the
wonderful treatment the
United States Army gives its
soldiers. Higa was wounded
at the battle of Cassino in the
Italian Mississippi. He went
overseas in August, 1943,
landed at Oran, Algeria, and
going directly to Salerno. He
hopes to return to the
fighting front and doesn't
care where it may be so long
as he is fighting the enemy of
freedom loving people.