With the Bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 by the Japanese and
ended with the surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, the following 3 1/2
years of World War II, the following items were produced:
22 aircraft carriers
420 destroyer escorts
34 million tons of merchant ships
100,000 fighter aircraft
24,000 transport aircraft
58,000 training aircraft, 93,000 tanks
257,000 artillery pieces
3,000,000 machine guns
2,500,000 military trucks.
Also, America put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services,
invaded Africa, invaded Sicily and Italy , won the battle for the Atlantic,
planned and executed D-Day, marched across the Pacific and Europe, developed
the atomic bomb and ultimately conquered Japan and Germany .
We cannot and should not ever forget that the bombing of Pearl Harbor started
it all 76 years ago.
Forwarded by Jim Heimerl