World War II started when Germany invaded Poland and then Great Britain and France declared war on Germany. How America got in it was because Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, and then America was at war with Japan.
America fought in a lot of battles during WWII, one of the most important battles, was the initial invasion of Europe.
The mission was to get the Germans out of France, so our forces hit the beaches of Normandy.
One of the most elite branches of our military are the Navy Frogmen, also known today as Navy SEALs. Their mission was to go on the beaches of Normandy and put bombs there because Hitler had built fortresses there. The SEALs did this so the military could get men on the beaches.
During the invasion, over 50 percent of Americans were killed, but they took the beaches.
Another important battle was Iwo Jima, where the Marines would attack. Because they would attack by capturing and controlling strategic Japanese islands along a path toward the Japanese home islands, it would keep the Japanese from being able to call for help, and the Marines won that battle.
There are a lot of movies on World War II like “Band of Brothers” and more.
World War II started on September 1, 1939, and ended on September 2, 1945.
A lot of men gave their lives in the service of their country (John 15:13).
At the end of the war, the Americans took Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest and dropped two atomic bombs on Japan, which ended the war.