Special Sub-Topic: People of WWII
|I was the only woman to receive the Iron Cross in WWII.|
Hanna Reitsch. Hanna Reitsch was awarded the Iron Cross by the Fuehrer. She was a test pilot of the V-1 and flew the last plane out of Berlin before it fell to the Allies. She died in 1979.
|I was an American auto manufacturer who also had a factory in Germany and produced military vehicles for both the Allied and the Axis forces.|
Henry Ford. Believe it or not, the Ford Motor Company had a factory in Colonge, Germany, called Ford-Werke AG. For political reasons, it was not bombed during the war.
|I was the last Japanese soldier to surrender. I refused to surrender till 9 March, 1974.|
Hiroo Onoda. Though it sounds incredible, Lt. Onoda continued fighting on the Philippine island of Lubang until 9 March 1974 - nearly 29 years after the end of the war.
|I was the pilot that flew the Enola Gay.|
Paul Tibbets. I piloted the first ever atomic bomb mission - over Hiroshima on 6 August, 1945.
|I was the only American General killed in action in the European Theater of Operations.|
Maurice Rose. I was killed on 30 March, 1945 by a German tank crew.
|I was a colonel in the German Army. I planted a bomb in an assassination attempt against Hitler on 20 July, 1944. The bomb went off, but Hitler lived. I was executed later the same day.|
Claus von Stauffenberg. Hitler was slightly injured in this explosion and four officers were killed. Over 5,000 people were executed by the Nazis for this attempt on Hitler's life.
|I was the best known of the Soviet snipers.|
Vasili Zaitsev. They made a movie about me called "Enemy at the Gates".
|I was slapped by General Patton because I was suffering from shell shock.|
Charles H. Kuhl. General Patton didn't believe in shell shock. He thought it was simply cowardice. General Patton was strongly against shell shocked soliers being in a hospital with those wounded in combat.
|I was an excellent journalist during the war. I made it through the war in Europe and moved on to the Pacific theater where I was killed by a Japanese machine gunner on the island of Ie Shima on April 18, 1945, at the age of 44.|
Ernie Pyle. Ernie Pyle was one of the best know journalists during the war. He won the Pulitzer prize for his work.
|I was one of the six men that raised the flag on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima.|
Ira Hayes. The American flag was raised on Mt. Suribachi on 23 February, 1945.
I made it through the war and died at the age of thirty-three on January 24th 1955.
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