05 February 2007

Lots of WWII history and trivia

A whole lot of information such as this
  • The first German serviceman killed in the war was killed by the Japanese (China, 1937)
  • # The first American serviceman killed was killed by the Russians (Finland 1940).
  • 80% of Soviet males born in 1923 didn't survive World War 2
  • The highest ranking American killed was Lt. Gen. Lesley McNair, killed by the US Army Air Corps.
at the World War II information website.

Those guys (and gals) are getting on into their 80s and 90s, now. In a few decades you'll be hard-pressed to find a participant or witness to it.

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