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World War II


World War II (1939-1945) was a global conflict involving most of the world's nations. It was characterized by widespread military engagements across Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Pacific. The war can be traced back to the rise of aggressive expansionist powers, including Nazi Germany led by Adolf Hitler, fascist Italy led by Benito Mussolini, and militarist Japan under Emperor Hirohito.

The war officially began on September 1, 1939, when Germany invaded Poland, prompting Britain and France to declare war on Germany. The conflict quickly escalated as Germany conquered much of Western Europe and Japan expanded in the Pacific. The Axis Powers, led by Germany, Italy, and Japan, fought against the Allied Powers, including the United Kingdom, Soviet Union, United States, and others.

Key events and theaters of the war included the Holocaust, in which millions of Jews and others were systematically murdered by the Nazis, the Battle of Stalingrad, a turning point on the Eastern Front, and the D-Day landings in Normandy, which marked the beginning of the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi occupation.

The war concluded in 1945 with the unconditional surrender of Germany and Japan. The conflict had devastating consequences, resulting in an estimated 50 million fatalities, widespread destruction, and significant social, political, and economic changes worldwide. The war also led to the establishment of the United Nations, an international organization aimed at promoting peace and cooperation among nations to prevent such a global conflict from happening again.

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World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Freeman ABBOTT (30 April 1905, , England (United Kingdom) - November 1974, Tucson, Arizona, USA)
World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Richard G ADAMS (2 March 1920 , , Michigan, USA - 11 November 1988, , Alabama, USA)
(Jesse Clay ADAMS & Gertrude Lillian GILPIN)

World War II Soldier  photo of ancestor   Anita Marie ALENCE (August 1921, Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush) (Coney Island) - 30 July 2013, Bourne, Massachusetts, USA (Buzzards Bay) (Monument Beach) (Pocasset) (Sagamore))
(Ricardo "Richard" Ferdinand Jr ALENCE & Beatrice THEINERT)

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Richard Ferdinand ALENCE (19 September 1925, , New York, USA - 11 April 1990, Framingham, Massachusetts, USA (South Framingham))
(Ricardo "Richard" Ferdinand Jr ALENCE & Beatrice THEINERT)

World War II Soldier  photo of ancestor   Robert William ALENCE (8 November 1926, Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush) (Coney Island) - 13 June 2021, Bourne, Massachusetts, USA (Buzzards Bay) (Monument Beach) (Pocasset) (Sagamore))
(Ricardo "Richard" Ferdinand Jr ALENCE & Beatrice THEINERT)

World War II Soldier  photo of ancestor   Samuel Ethan ALLEN (1 July 1926, Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush) (Coney Island) - 7 November 1963, Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam) (Washington Heights))
(Samuel Ethan ALLEN & Eleanor May THEINERT)

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Harold Walker ALLISON (5 January 1925, Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - 29 December 1990, Hartford, Connecticut, USA)
(Harold ALLISON & Jane UNKNOWN)

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Michael ALTIERI (25 April 1915, Meriden, Connecticut, USA - 10 July 2005, Boca Raton, Florida, USA)
(Thomas ALTIERI & Virginia CELLO)

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Albert William ANDERSON (04/20/1923, San Francisco, California, USA - 09/13/1986, Livermore,California, USA)
(Albert William ANDERSON & Ethel Mary DAY)

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Arthur Theodore ANDERSON (31 March 1913, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - 2 December 1987, Bangor, Maine, USA)
(Oscar Ander ANDERSON & Klara Theresa ANDERSSON)

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Christman Stanley ANDERSON (29 November 1924, Medford, Oregon, USA - 6 July 1996, Carson City, Nevada, USA)
(William Alfred ANDERSON & Alberta DEAN? MASON? HANSON?)

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Frank F ANDERSON (25 March 1910, Manchester, Connecticut, USA (South Manchester) - 16 April 2004, Windsor, Connecticut, USA (Poquonock))
(Henry Gorden ANDERSON & Nina Richards SAMMIS)

World War II Soldier  photo of ancestor   William Alfred ANDERSON (10 November 1923, Alhambra, California, USA - 8 June 2008, Dayton, Nevada, USA)
(William Alfred ANDERSON & Alberta DEAN? MASON? HANSON?)

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Ralph Luther APPLEBY (30 April 1911, East Orange, New Jersey, USA - 10 March 1994, Collier, Florida, USA)
(Ralph Willis APPLEBY & Jessie F LUTHER)

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Charles T ARCHAMBEAU (25 December 1924, Posen, Cook, Illinois, USA - 27 November 1976, St Cloud, Stearns, Minnesota, USA)
(Louis Andrew SHAMBO-ARCHAMBEAU & Marie Violet Ann COOPER)

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  William Joseph ARCHAMBEAU (3 February 1922, Chicago, Illinois, USA - 4 June 1990, Chicago, Illinois, USA)
(Louis Andrew SHAMBO-ARCHAMBEAU & Marie Violet Ann COOPER)

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Joseph John ASHEY (12 March 1921, , Massachusetts, USA - 2 October 1990, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA)
(Joseph George ASHEY (ACHE) (HACHE) & Marie Lisette (Louise) THOMAS)

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Joseph Raymond (Regis) ASHEY (2 April 1922, Leominster, Massachusetts, USA - 3 April 2008, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA)
(Joseph George ASHEY (ACHE) (HACHE) & Marie Lisette (Louise) THOMAS)

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Howard A AUBERTIN (9 August 1921, , Massachusetts, USA - 24 February 1996, Paxton, Massachusetts, USA)
(Howard AUBERTIN & Walburga Eugenie BIEBERBACH)

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World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Milton Everett BAILEY (1 August 1921, Norfolk, Virginia, USA - 5 December 2012, )
World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Frank Louis BAKER (8 October 1904, Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA (Romney's Marsh) - 27 January 1951, Brandenburg, Kentucky, USA)
(Frank Louis "Jay Carling" BAKER "KING" & Annie Louise RHEEL)

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Walter A BAKER (1927, Cranston, Rhode Island, USA (Pawtuxet) (Fiskeville) (Mashantatack) - 3 November 2007, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill) (Misquamicut))
(Walter Joseph BAKER & Blanche Rose DUHAIME)

World War II Soldier  photo of ancestor   William Arthur BAKER (12 October 1927, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - 22 September 2008, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville))
(William A BAKER & Beatrice Evelyn LEBOEUF)

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Michael Stephen BANN (10/17/1922, Yonkers, New York, USA - 06/06/2007, Santa Ana, California, USA)
(Stephen BECZALA (BANN) & Mary RISZKO)

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Lester Wayne BANNON (12 November 1921, Traverse City, Michigan, USA - 22 October 1991, Traverse City, Michigan, USA)
(Tracy Wayne BANNON & Rosetta Mae WILSON)

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Robert Franklin BARNES (29 December 1909, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - 29 December 1998, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA)
(John Boardman BARNES & Sarah Ann FURNESS)

World War II Soldier  photo of ancestor   William Robert BARRETTE (6 October 1927, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - 15 December 1995, Webster, Massachusetts, USA)
(William Joseph BARRETTE & Ida FORGET)

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Albert J BASINET (12 April 1921, , Connecticut, USA - 16 June 1997, Putnam, Connecticut, USA)
World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Raymond BAVIER (4 September 1924, Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 12 October 2014, )
(Clifford BAVIER & Katherine Sofia SILVERNAIL)

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  John Alexander BEARS (11 November 1914, Millinocket, Maine, USA - 21 September 1976, Wilna, New York, USA (Carthage))
(Elias BEARS & Jennie Rutherford HILSON)

World War II Soldier  photo of ancestor   Charles Aaron BEATTIE (27 July 1924, Sanford, Maine, USA (Springvale) - 6 August 2008, Sanford, Maine, USA (Springvale))
(Edward Bruce BEATTIE & Thirza Ilvinia TIBBETTS (TEBBETTS))

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Francis Raymond BEAUCHAMP (20 March 1916, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA - 29 December 1980, Boulder, Colorado, USA)
(Albert Joseph FAIRFIELD BEAUCHAMP & Elmina Loretta BOLDUC)

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Valmore George BEAUCHAMP (12 November 1919, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA - 6 May 1981, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA)
(Albert Joseph FAIRFIELD BEAUCHAMP & Elmina Loretta BOLDUC)

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Daniel Clifton BEEBE (3 January 1928, Manchester, Connecticut, USA (South Manchester) - 12 December 1988, Rockville, Connecticut, USA)
(Harold Clifton BEEBE & Tryphena Ophelia AHL)

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Kenneth Ahl BEEBE (26 July 1917, Manchester, Connecticut, USA (South Manchester) - 7 April 1999, Middletown, Connecticut, USA)
(Harold Clifton BEEBE & Tryphena Ophelia AHL)

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  George Leonard BELAIR (31 January 1915, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - 8 May 2005, , Minnesota, USA)
(John August BELAIR & Zoe M GAGNE)

World War II Soldier  photo of ancestor   Kenneth Joseph BELLVILLE (16 June 1924, St Albans, Vermont, USA - 18 March 2015, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA (West Brattleboro))
(Henry Oscar BELLVILLE & Mary Jane RIVET)

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  William Giacomo BENEDETTI (5 November 1921, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA - 25 March 2018, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA)
(Lodovico Carlo BENEDETTI & Mary Lucy GRAZIOLA (GRAZIOLS))

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  George C BERNARD (March 17, 1921, Parkin Cross County Arkansas, USA - March 15, 1970, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA)
(Rodner Cassie BERNARD & Aline Lou WILCOX)

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Raymond BERNARD (8 December 1921, , Connecticut, USA - 25 June 2003, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA)
(Edward Joseph BERNARD & Nellie Agnes LAMOUREUX)

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Charles Outterson BERNIER (07-19-1921, San Antonio, Texas, USA - 07-09-2012, Canyon Lake, Texas, USA)
(Outterson George BERNIER & Gertrude Elizabeth BUCKLEY)

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Albert BERRY (17 January 1906, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville) - 15 August 1976, )
(George Aaron BERRY & Mary Agnes MCMAHON (MCMAHAN))

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Urban Gerald BERTRAND (28 August 1916, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville) - 5 January 2004, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville))
(Rosario BERTRAND & Leona GIROUX)

World War II Soldier  photo of ancestor   Dana Moulton BEVERLY (30 October 1917, Wakefield, Massachusetts, USA - August 1983, Parker, La Paz, Arizona, USA)
(Ralph Edwin BEVERLY & Eleanor Wentworth MOULTON)

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Walter BIALOBLOCKI (8 January 1916, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA - 10 December 1982, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA)
(Stanley Andstazy BIALOBLOCKI & Aleksandra PRZEKOP BIALOBLOCKI)

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Edgar N BIBEAU (4 January 1918, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville) - 9 October 1996, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA)
(Joseph Magliore BIBEAU & Roselda T LIVERNOIS)

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Roland A BIBEAU (7 November 1920, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville) - 6 January 2003, West Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA)
(Joseph Magliore BIBEAU & Roselda T LIVERNOIS)

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Charles BIEGENWALT (20 January 1919, , Connecticut, USA - 30 January 1945, Manila, Philippines)
(Charles Sebastian BEIGENWALT & Marie Florence Valentine ETHIER)

World War II Soldier  photo of ancestor   Elliott Allen BILLINGS (22 November 1912, Portland, Maine, USA (Deering) - 7 November 2011, Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA (N., E., W.) (Teaticket) (Woods Hole))
(Frank Stone BILLINGS & Marian A HARRINGTON)

World War II Soldier  male ancestor  Leonard Arthur BLAIR (17 November 1917, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville) - 6 May 2006, Hudson, Massachusetts, USA (Feltonville))
(Edward Charles BLAIR (BLAIS) & Rose Alma LIVERNOIS)

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