Battlefield of 1942 Dog Names

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Introduction

Are you a history buff who likes to focus on World War II and its many battles? If this is the case, then you probably like to share your passion in other areas of your life. One of the best ways to showcase your interest in WWII is to bestow a moniker on your four-legged best friend that honors one of the War's great battles, the brave canines who served, or some other pivotal historic points. Take a look at the 60 names below for inspiration, specifically based on the battlefield of 1942.

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Battlefield of 1942 Dog Name Considerations

As a history buff or a person who just finds World War II fascinating, you are probably going over numerous names to bestow on your canine that reflects your interest. Undoubtedly, whatever World War II name you choose will be unique and people will often ask you how you arrived at such an unusual name. Such inquiries are a great way to open up a discussion about the historic war and why you picked such an uncommon name for your fur buddy. 

World War II was rife with historic battles and moments. However, the year 1942 was pivotal. From June 3 to June 7, the Battle of Midway was the key turning point in the Pacific Campaign. The United State's Naval Fleet effectively sank four Japanese aircraft carriers and a cruiser. The loss of the carriers delivered a powerful and staggering blow to the Japanese war machine. Many histories consider the battle to have been key to the U.S. Navy's ongoing wins. After Midway, the pathway to Tokyo became relatively clear. If this event is one you would like to honor, name your dog in that regard.

However, the U.S. was fighting on all fronts and not just the Pacific. In Europe, the battles were huge and staggering casualties were sustained. On July 16, 1942, the Secretary of War Henry L Stimson came forward with a serious directive for the military to obtain and train dogs at the Remount Branch of the Quartermaster Corps (QMC). The canines would be trained for sentry duty and tactical missions. Within the week, over a 1,000 dogs were donated for training. 

It was not just the United States who started to gather canines for battle. Britain also issued a request for dogs to serve. They asked owners to loan their dogs to the cause of winning the war. The people of the United Kingdom quickly started to give their pooches to the war and within one week over 7,000 dogs would be donated. 

Many dogs would serve the United States military on all fronts from 1942 and onward. Dogs of all breeds were accepted but German Shepherds, Collies, Dobermans, Belgian Sheepdogs, Siberian Huskies, Malamutes, and Eskimos excelled at the training within the military programs. As the canine training protocols shifted, so did the jobs that the dogs were being trained for also change. A strong focus was placed on dogs who would be messengers and tactical scouts. If your best buddy is one of these breeds, then a tag tying them to the battles of 1942 and the brave dogs in attendance would be very fitting.

Male Battlefield of 1942 Dog Names

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Chips
Famous WWII dog
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Sarge
A famous WWII pooch
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Brian
A famous British paratrooper dog from WWII
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Battle
A name that refers to WWII battles
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Bataan
Refers to the Siege of Bataan
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Rabaul
Refers to the Battle of Rabaul
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Fifty Four
A reference to the 54 Day Battle
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Franklin
Refers to President Franklin D Roosevelt
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MacArthur
After General MacArthur
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Roosevelt
Refers to President Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Java
Refers to the Battle of Java Sea
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Bomber
Refers to bombers
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Captain
A military rank
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Douglas
Refers to General Douglas MacArthur
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Chariot
Refers to Operation Chariot
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Mandalay
A key point in Burma during the Pacific campaign
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Malta
Refers to the Invasion of Malta
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Winston
Refers to Winston Churchill
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Churchill
Refers to Winston Churchill
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Yorktown
After the USS Yorktown
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Nagumo
Admiral of the Japanese fleet
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Harpoon
A code name from Operation Harpoon
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Dwight
After President Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Eisenhower
After Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Atlantic
Refers to the Battle of the Atlantic
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Torch
Refers to Operation Torch
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Watchtower
Refers to Operation Watchtower
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Pedestal
Refers to Operation Pedestal
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Stalingrad
Refers to the Battle of Stalingrad
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Edison
Refers to the Battle of Edison Ridge

Female Battlefield of 1942 Dog Names

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Midway
Refers to the Battle of Midway
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Pearl
Refers to Pearl Harbor
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Gunner
Refers to a Kelpie who served during WWII
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Yankee
A military code name
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Sierra
A military code name
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Echo
A military code term
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Grenade
An explosive often used in battle
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Bravo
A military code name
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Ammo
Short for ammunition
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Major
A military title
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Lieutenant
A military title
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Judy
A canine who served with the British Royal Navy
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Shooter
A military based name
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Victory
Refers to a military win
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Gaby
The nickname of Eliane Sophie Plewman, a member of the French Resistance
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Sophie
Refers to Eliane Sophie Plewman, British agent
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Eliane
Refers to Eliane Sophie Plewman, awarded for brave service
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Yolande
Refers to Yolande Beekman, a British soldier
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Madeleine
A heroine of the French Resistance
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Nora
An alias of Princess Noor-un-nisa Inayat Khan
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Nisa
Princess Noor-un-nisa Inayat Khan, a princess and spy during the war
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Princess
Refers to Princess Noor-un-nisa Inayat Khan
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Aleda
A battle flight nurse
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Lyudmila
A Soviet sharpshooter
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Susan
A French Foreign Legionnaire
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Eileen
A British spy
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Krystyna
A female Polish spy
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Reba
A famous POW nurse
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Elsie
A famous flight nurse
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Nancy
After Nancy Wake, a guerrilla fighter

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