How Did The
U.S.S. Little Rock
and her crew

Participate in

World War II ?

Page last updated: 2 December, 2021

Time Period:

01 Sep 1939 - 02 Sep 1945

Brief History:

World War II was a worldwide military conflict which split a majority of the world's nations into two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis.  World War II resulted in the deaths of over 60 million people, making it the deadliest conflict in human history.  Nearly two-thirds of those killed in the war were civilians.

The war involved more than 100 million military personnel and ended in an Allied victory. As a result, the United States and Soviet Union emerged as the world's two leading superpowers, setting the stage for 45 years of Cold War.

The Allies celebrated "V-E Day on 08 May 1945 in Europe afer the surrender of the Germans in Berlin on that day. The Japanese surrendered on 15 August 1945 ("V-J Day") and signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender on 02 September 1945.

LITTLE ROCK CL 92 was laid down by Cramp Shipbuilding Co., Philadelphia, Pa., 6 March 1943; launched 27 August 1944; and was commissioned 17 June 1945 (Capt. W. E. Miller in command).

After shakedown off Cuba and training along the Atlantic coast, LITTLE ROCK, with the war being over, departed Newport, RI on 21 October 1945 for an extended South America cruise.

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