HOW MANY AMERICAN SOLDIERS DIED DURING WW2?
There were approximately 302,000 U.S. military personnel killed in military action in WW II. This number includes about 9,000 merchant marine. This number does not include about 130,000 non-combat military deaths during WW II.
SOME INTERESTING FACTS
German Field Marshall Erwin Rommel was absent from the action at the onset of the invasion. Why?
He was celebrating his wife's birthday in Germany. Because the weather in the English Channel appeared to be too severe to launch an invasion, Rommel felt it would be safe to leave the front for several days to see his wife. Although he was concluded to be complicit in the attempt on Hitler's life, and subsequently commited suicide with poison because of this, these events did not happen until later.
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