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G.I. More than 16million Americans served in WWII They were called G.I.s which meant “Government Issue” More than 16million Americans served in WWII They.

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1 G.I. More than 16million Americans served in WWII They were called G.I.s which meant “Government Issue” More than 16million Americans served in WWII They were called G.I.s which meant “Government Issue”

2 American Diversity 300,000 Mexican Americans 25,000 Native Americans i.e. “code talkers” Nearly 1 million African Americans i.e. Tuskegee Airmen 350,000 women 300,000 Mexican Americans 25,000 Native Americans i.e. “code talkers” Nearly 1 million African Americans i.e. Tuskegee Airmen 350,000 women

3 D-Day D-Day- The invasion of Western Europe June 6, ,600 invasion craft and warships moved across the English Channel 1,000 Royal Air Force bombers bombed German defense at Normandy 23,000 airborne parachuted behind enemy lines 150,000 Allied troops landed in Normandy, France Allies experienced heavy casualties D-Day- The invasion of Western Europe June 6, ,600 invasion craft and warships moved across the English Channel 1,000 Royal Air Force bombers bombed German defense at Normandy 23,000 airborne parachuted behind enemy lines 150,000 Allied troops landed in Normandy, France Allies experienced heavy casualties

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6 Pushing back the Nazis Nazis begin to loose numerous battles The Nazis are pushed back to the original German boundaries Battle of the Bulge- The German counterattack on the allies that pushed the lines back Nazis begin to loose numerous battles The Nazis are pushed back to the original German boundaries Battle of the Bulge- The German counterattack on the allies that pushed the lines back


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