On Christmas Day, 1942 during the Battle of Stalingrad, Radio Moscow broadcasted the message that “Every seven seconds a German soldier dies in Russia” to the besieged Nazi Army. The message was accompanied by the sound of a ticking clock. The ticking clock was broadcast all day.
During WWII, there was an Allied plan to smuggle estrogen into Hitler’s food so he would become more feminine and less aggressive.
Czech Nurse was honored for sleeping with Nazi soldiers to give them STDs and kill them.
Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry served in WWII with a pilot named Kim Noonien Singh and lost contact with him following the war’s end. Roddenberry named the villain Khan Noonien Singh after his comrade in hopes that Singh would notice and contact him.
Despite being on hard times, one of the US most decorated war veterans repeatedly turned down offers to appear in Alcohol and Tobacco commercials because he knew it would be a bad role model for young people. The soldier, Audie Murphy, had earned every single US Army Award for combat in WWII.
After Hitler ordered the deportation of Denmark’s Jewish population, Danish citizens organized a massive evacuation of the Jews to neutral Sweden, despite the risks. In the end, 99% of Danish Jews survived the Holocaust.
In the aftermath of WW2, over 1500 scientists, technicians, and engineers from Nazi Germany and other foreign countries were recruited by the United States instead of being prosecuted for war crimes. In fact, the German rocket program was a significant contributor to NASA’s entry into the space race.
During the 1943 NFL season, both the Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers had lost so many players to military service during WW2, that they were forced to temporarily merge in to the Steagles.
The 442nd Infantry Regiment, a largely Japanese American unit that served during WWII, did so while their families were held in internment camps. Their motto was “Go for Broke” and they were the most decorated unit in U.S. military history.