United States of America
Although outsiders by some standards US was diplomatically involved before WW2 started, attempt to purchase artillery for Rupnik line by Kingdom of Yugoslavia was denied since tiny pre-war US military barely had enough for itself.
On the day of the attack Yugoslav Military Attaché in Washington asked for 100 bombers, 100 fighters, 599 reconnaissance planes, 100 medium tanks, 2,000 trucks, 1,500.000 gas masks and helmets, and a large number of anti-tank, anti-aircraft and mountain guns. United States managed to gather few 75mm guns, fifty 155mm howitzers, 500 tons of TNT, 200,000 gas masks and 1,000 one and a half ton trucks by the end of April 1941 but by then Yugoslavia no longer existed and equipment was diverted to British forces in Egypt.
Although Mediterranean was primarily British theater of operation and sphere of influence massive US resources were quickly felt once fall Italy allowed establishment of airbases in southern Italy and shipment of supplies across Adriatic.
- The Cinderella Front: Allied Special Air Operations In Yugoslavia During World War II - This research paper examines how special operations were conducted in Yugoslavia during World War II
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