American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A war fought from 1939 to 1945, in which Great Britain, France, the Soviet Union, the United States, China, and other allies defeated Germany, Italy, and Japan.
- n. The war from 1939 to 1945 of the Allied forces, including United Kingdom, Soviet Union, the United States, France, and China against the Axis Powers, including Germany, Italy, and Japan.
- n. a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
“The bottom of the trunk held a layer of ticket stubs and a few things that belonged to Dad: a German beer stein, a small box of World War II medals and a wooden box containing a .38pistol.”
“His son my grandfather became a bishop of the Methodist Church, and as chairman of the International Missionary Council was authorized by President Truman at the end of World War II to undertake a goodwill mission to Japan.”
“For Naval Regulations prescribing transport and stowage, see preamble to all RIP publications of the World War II era in RG 38, Station US Papers, MMRB, Archives II: This publication is SECRET and shall be handled and accounted for as prescribed in the Navy Regulations and the Registered Publication Manual.”
“It was similar to the start of World War II when the navy F4F Wildcat fighters were faced with the much higher-performance Japanese Zero.”
“On the afternoon of July 26, 1947, twenty-year-old flying student and World War II navy veteran Frederick Carl Lange struck a power line and crashed his Aeronca Champ in a hayfield.”
“Equally inspiring as Eastern aesthetic were the Japanese people, so thoroughly villainized by World War II propaganda.”
“A-19 became the “safe for solo” check flight and A-20 the first solo in the North American SNJ, the most famous of all World War II trainers, with retractable landing gear and a radial engine of 600 horsepower.”
“A flight instructor at NAS Pensacola before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Beauchamp pronounced “Bee-chum” flew Grumman F-6F Hellcats in World War II with VF-8, a key player in the victory in the Philippines.”
“Arthur Frame remembers that Neil during World War II “was most interested in the fighter-type model as opposed to a bomber.””
“FDR acted on the advice of a special intelligence task force that included Lieutenant Colonel George S. Patton, Jr., a future Army commander in World War II in Europe.”
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