"This was your grandfather's. He was one of the Navy's first frogmen during World War II. [...] But after the war, his country forgot about him. So, he went back to the sea, scavenging and surviving with his wit... and this knife."
Jesse Kane to David Kane about the knife of his father.[src]

World War II[1], or the Second World War (often abbreviated as WWII[2] or WW2), was a global war that was under way by 1939 and ended in 1945. It involved a vast majority of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. Various advanced weapons were made during the war, and the Axis conquered many countries in Europe, Africa, and Asia.


"Germany is an immensely proud nation. They will never surrender."
Ares[src]During the Battle at the Airport, Ares predicted that Humans would have continued to making warfare, in particular Germany as it was a proud nation.[3]


The conflict began on September 1, 1939.[4]

Few days after the beginning of the conflict, the Blackhawk Squadron was formed.[5]

During this period, the Bristol Country Club is founded in Gotham City.[6]

Many events of the conflict, like the Attack on Pearl Harbor, were recorded by Daily Planet.[7]

Many American soldiers sailed from Tricorner Yards in Gotham City to Europe to fight in the conflict.[8]

According to Amanda Waller, during the war, the USA Navy collaborated with the Mafia.[9]

During the conflict a fighter plane remained buried in Greenland.[2]

The grandfather of David Kane fought in World War II as one of the Navy's first "frogmen" (code-named "Manta" for his stealthiness). It is not known how well he performed, or what exactly he did during the war, but based on Jesse's testimony, his deeds apparently earned him the respect and admiration of his peers.[10][11]

On June 12, 1940, the Nazis invaded Paris and the Louvre Museum.[12][4]

On September 2, 1945, World War II ended.[4]


After the war ended, however, the United States of America decided to forget about what Kane had done during the war; and thus, he returned to the sea and survived by scavenging and using his wits.[10]


Allied Powers

Axis Powers

Behind the Scenes

  • The Flying Fox was partially inspired by World War II fighter jets.[13]


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