Flashcards in nm history ch 6 Deck (31):
65 mile ordeal that resulted in the brutal suffering and demise of nearly 900 New Mexicans.
war crime perpetuated by Japanese troops in the Philippines during WWII.
Acclaimed Albuquerque war-time journalist who was killed while reporting on the front-line in the pacific
Aggressive nation whose expansion and belligerence drew America into WWII
American physicist who led the team of scientists who worked secretly in los Alamos
J. Robert Oppenheimer
American president who made the decision to use nuclear weapons against japan
Harry S. Truman
American strategy for victory in pacific that required large navy and Air Force
American territory that japan successfully invaded and captured at the beginning of WWII
Army engineer who oversaw the American efforts to develop the atomic bomb
General Leslie Groves
Beloved Albuquerque writer who published news stories about regular soldiers serving on the front
Commander of New Mexican troops who finally surrendered to the Japanese on April 9, 1942
Charles G. Sage
Coordinated effort of Mexico and US to increase Mexican immigration into US
Government policy that sought to address the labor shortage in agricultural jobs during WWII
Disguised Japanese prisoner transports that were frequently target for US bombers
Formal surrender of the empire of japan
August 15, 1945
Group formed to seek information about and to send aid to New Mexicans who were imprisoned or missing in the Philippines
Bataan relief organization
Group whose children were killed while serving their country in the military during WWII
Gold star mothers
International protocols for the humane treatment of wartime prisoners. These were not followed in the Japanese POW camps on Luzon island
Untested Uranium fueled atomic weapon dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945
Many former CCC camps at Roswell, lordsburg, and fort Stanton were converted into these during WWII.
Locations where American citizens were unconstitutionally detained because of their ethnicity.
Los Angeles engineer who recommended the use of Navajo language for military coding during WWII
Location which Oppenheimer suggested as the headquarters for scientific work on nuclear weapons
Los Alamos ranch school
Location where American and Filipino forces surrendered control of the Philippines
Japanese city that first experienced the horrific destruction of a nuclear weapon
New Mexican military unit that was stationed on Luzon island and participated in the Bataan Death March
515th coast artillery
place where the first atomic weapon detonated
Plutonium based atomic weapon whose first prototype was detonated in nm
Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist whose work depicted the everyday life of American soldiers
Surprise Japanese attack’s that killed over 2000 Americans and prompted US entry into WWII
wartime sacrifice that many New Mexicans at home made to support the war effort
TRUE or FALSE: The brave resistance of American troops to the Japanese invasion of the Philippines was an important factor in their treatment during the Bataan Death March.
TRUE or FALSE: Ironically, most of the men who died during the Bataan Death March were killed by American bombers.