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  • 1. United States Military and Mafia By: Keri and Brittany
  • 2. Background Info.
    • 16,000,000 personal served in the U.S. Military.
    • 11,200,000 served in the U.S. Army.
    • 4,200,000 served in U.S. Navy.
    • 660,000 served in U.S. Marines.
  • 3. It was reorganized into 3 forces…
    • Army Ground Forces (AGF)
    • Army Service Forces (ASF)
    • Army Air Forces (AAF)
  • 4. Force Details…
    • AGF-”Provide ground force units properly organized, trained and equipped for combat operations” 4,400,000 personal served in it.
    • ASF- in charge of supplying U.S. Army with supplies. *Corps of engineers, medical corps, chemical warfare service, etc.
    • AAF- training and making ready the air component of U.S. Army.
  • 5. Divisions
    • 5 Types
    • Infantry
    • Mountain
    • Armored
    • Airborne
    • Cavalry
    • 91 divisions were mobilized during war
    • By the end 74 divisions were inactivated. Leaving 17 active.
    • Originated from the following…
    • Regular Army
    • National Guard
    • Organized Reserves
    • Army of the United States
    • 1-25 to Regular Army.
    • 26-45 National Guard.
    • 46-106 Army of U.S.
  • 6. Training for Divisions
    • Trained for a year.
    • 17 weeks of basic and advanced.
    • 13 weeks if unit training.
    • 14 weeks of combined arms training.
    • 8 weeks of final training.
  • 7. Casualties of the war
    • In the United States there was a population of 129 million during the war.
    • In the Army there were 300,000 killed.
    • And 300,000 wounded.
    • In total that was 600,000 total military personal dead.
  • 8. Mafia During WW2
    • Major leader Lucky Luciano
    • Imprisoned, but once WW2 came he had the right connections with the Italian Mafia
    • He was eventually released but forced to leave the U.S. and go back to Italy
  • 9. Mafia Drug Trafficking The CIA operates to help the Mafia seize total power and sends money to others to help assist in their battle with the communists. By 1951 Luciano has pulled their resources.
  • 10. More about “Lucky” Luciano
    • In 1931 he created the American Mafia by wiping out the Sicilian Mafia.
    • He was also the founder of the National Crime Syndicate-gangs that organize crime.
    • He was born in Sicily and brought to this country in 1906.
    • In 1907 he was arrested for shoplifting and started his first racket during this year.
  • 11. The End of Lucky…
    • He felt he was not getting a fair income from the mob, but suffered many heart attacks he was not in shape to protest.
    • In 1962, he died of a heart attack at Naples airport. It wasn’t till after his death that he was allowed to come back to the united States. He was buried in New York City in St. John’s Cemetery.
  • 12. References
    • Lucky Luciano . 5 May 2009 <http://economicexpert.com/a/lucky:luciano.html>.
    • U.S. Army Divisions In World War 2 . 2009. 20 Apr. 2009 <http://www.historyshots.com/usarmy/backstory.cfm>.
    • U.S. Merchant Marine Casualties durning World War 2 . 1998. 5 May 2009 <http://www.usmm.org/casualty.html>.
    • WW2: Combatants and Casualties . 5 May 2009 <http://web.jjay.cuny.edu/~jobrien/reference/ob62.html>.