The United States military uses the term D-day as a start date for field operations. There are many D-day dates in history but the most famous is the one that occurred on June 6, 1944.Continue Reading
Another code word for the beginning of an operation by the armed forces is H-hour. These two terms began to be in popular use during World War I.
The most famous D-day occurred in 1944. Operation Overload is another name for the event. This D-day began what was to result in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi control. The Battle of Normandy is also a name for the event.Learn more about World War 2
The Holocaust ended on May 7, 1945, the day the Nazis surrendered to Western forces. The persecution of Jews, Roma and disabled people began in 1933 when the Nazis took over the German government. The victims were moved into concentration camps and forced to work, and large numbers were killed.Full Answer >
It is estimated that there were between 14,000 and 19,000 casualties on the initial day of the invasion of Normandy. Allied forces suffered the greatest number with approximately 10,000 casualties. The Germans suffered between 4,000 and 9,000 casualties.Full Answer >
Klick is a term the United States military uses in place of kilometers. A klick is equivalent to 1,000 meters or 0.62 miles.Full Answer >
In the United States military, ETS generally stands for "expiration - term of service" and is contained in each service member's contract. On the ETS date, a service member's current contract has expired and the service member is free to leave the military or sign a re-enlistment contract.Full Answer >