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World War II Trivia

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The number of Americans killed during World War II was approximately...
... 4 times the number of Americans killed during World War I
... 7 times the number of Americans killed during the Vietnam War
... 100 times the number of Americans killed during the American RevolutionWar
... one-fourth the number of Americans killed during the American Civil War.27

State with the highest number of World War II veterans in 2002: California
Estimated number of World War II veterans living in California in 2002: 475,000
... in Florida: 439,000
... in New York: 284,000
... in Pennsylvania: 280,000
... in Texas: 267,000
... in Ohio: 208,00028

The estimated number of American women living in 2002 who were veterans of World War II: 210,000
Number of American women World War II veterans living in 2002 as a percentage of all veterans: 4.4%29

Number of African Americans registered for the armed forces during World War II: 1,056,841
Number of African Americans serving in the Army during World War II: 885,945(10.9% of total servicemen inducted into the Army)
Number of African Americans serving in the Navy: 153,224 (10% of total)
Number of African Americans serving in the Marine Corps: 16,005 (8.5% of total)
Number of African Americans serving in the Coast Guard: 1,667 (10.9% of total)30

Estimated number of African Americans serving on the warfront during World War II: 631,000
Estimated number of African-American soldiers who remained in the United States during the war: 425,00031

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