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World War II

December 7, 1941 Japan attacks the United States at Pearl Harbor and other sites in the Pacific, plunging the U.S. into World War II. 

1942-1945 - 16 million Americans go off to fight. 400,000 of them are killed. Worldwide, 80 million people are killed in WWII.

Battle Deaths chart

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Program Segment 8

Interviews:
O'Neill
Kennedy
Kessler-Harris
Brinkley
Chafe
Wilson
Jackson

Book References:
Blacks in the Military
War Deaths
Veterans


 

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