WWII

Then (WWII) and Now (Obama)

During the 3 1/2 years of World War II that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941, and ended with the surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, the USA produced 22 aircraft carriers, 8 battleships, 48 cruisers, 349 destroyers, 420 destroyer escorts, 203 submarines, 34 million tons of merchant ships, 100,000 fighter aircraft, 98,000 bombers, 24,000 transport aircraft, 58,000 training aircraft, 93,000 tanks, 257,000 artillery pieces, 105,000 mortars, 3,000,000 machine guns and 2,500,000 military trucks.

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