The first German serviceman killed in the second world war was killed by the Japanese (China, 1937). The first American serviceman killed was killed by the Russians (Finland 1940). 80% of Soviet males born in 1923 didn’t survive World War 2.. The highest ranking American killed was Lt. Gen. Lesley McNair, killed by the US Army Air Corps. Between 1939 and 1945 the Allies dropped 3.4 million tons of bombs, An average of about 27,700 tons of…"Interesting Facts About World War 2"