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Top 5 Scariest Noises From World War 2

Multiple war actions going on at once and showing all the destruction.

Multiple war actions going on at once and showing all the destruction.

Calvin Seeley, Senior Reporter

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Have you ever wondered what it was like to fight in the deadliest war in history? Have you ever wondered what noises scared everybody to death? Well let me tell you some horrifically scary noises everybody was frightened of during World War II.

 

Starting at #1: The Junkers, Ju 87, or Stuka was a German dive bomber and ground-attack aircraft(Sound). Designed by Hermann Pohlmann, it first flew in 1935. The Ju 87 made its combat debut in 1937 with the Luftwaffe’s(German Air Force) Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil War and served the Axis forces in World War II.

 

#2: The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft used by the Royal Air Force and other Allied countries before, during, and after World War II(Sound). Many variants of the Spitfire were built, using several wing configurations, and it was produced in greater numbers than any other British aircraft. It was also the only British fighter produced continuously throughout the war. The Spitfire continues to be popular among enthusiasts.

 

#3: The German Panzerwerfer is one of two different types of half-tracked multiple rocket launchers employed by Nazi Germany during the Second World War(Sound). It first went into production in April 1943, and was produced until March 1945. Hitler called for production of the vehicle in January 1942, and the vehicle saw its first tests on the Eastern Front in fall of 1943. The two self-propelled artillery vehicles are the 15 cm Panzerwerfer Schwerer Wehrmachtsschlepper(or Panzerwerfer auf SWS).

 

#4: The Katyusha multiple rocket launcher is a type of rocket artillery first built and fielded by the Soviet Union in World War II(Sound). Multiple rocket launchers such as these deliver explosives to a target area more quickly than conventional artillery, but with lower accuracy and requiring a longer time to reload. They are fragile compared to artillery guns, but are inexpensive, easy to produce, and usable on any chassis. The Katyushas of World War II, the first self-propelled artillery mass-produced by the Soviet Union.

 

#5: The V-1 was the first of the so-called “Vengeance weapons” series designed for terror bombing of London(Sound). It was developed at Peenemünde Army Research Center in 1939 by the Nazi German Luftwaffe during the Second World War. During initial development it was known by the codename “Cherry Stone”. Because of its limited range, the thousands of V-1 missiles launched into England were fired from launch facilities along the French and Dutch coasts. The first V-1 was launched at London on 13 June 1944, one week after (and prompted by) the successful Allied landings in Europe.

 

If you have never read about World War 2 here is a website that will help you learn more(History). It is a very important subject to learn about. Make sure to watch these youtube videos so you can explore more on these weapons. These sounds are what millions of people had to fight through each day, so just be grateful for where some of us are right now. Hope I got you more interested in this horrendous and amazing subject.

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