Timeline of WWII

(1919 to 1945) - A history of the world's most devastating conflict(s) from the Treaty of Versailles to the early Cold War. Battles are colored for the victor, bombings and sieges are colored for the perpetrator.

Western Theater

7 September 1939 - 16 September 1939
13 December 1939
18 December 1939
9 April 1940 - 10 June 1940
9 April 1940
10 May 1940 - 22 June 1940
10 July 1940 - 31 October 1940
7 September 1940 - 21 May 1941
24 May 1941
28 March 1942
19 August 1942
6 June 1944 - 25 August 1944
6 June 1944
25 August 1944 - 7 March 1945
17 September 1944 - 25 September 1944
19 September 1944 - 16 December 1944
2 October 1944 - 21 October 1944
16 December 1944 - 25 January 1945
7 March 1945 - 25 March 1945
7 March 1945 - 21 April 1945
24 March 1945
26 March 1945 - 29 March 1945
28 March 1945 - 12 May 1945
28 April 1945 - 3 May 1945

Eastern Theater

25 October 1917 - October 1922
1 September 1939 - 6 October 1939
30 November 1939 - 13 March 1940
7 December 1939 - 8 January 1940
28 October 1940 - 1 June 1941
22 June 1941 - 2 October 1941
8 September 1941 - 27 January 1944
26 September 1941 - 4 July 1942
2 October 1941 - 7 January 1942
28 June 1942 - 24 November 1942
23 August 1942 - 2 February 1943
19 February 1943 - 15 March 1943
5 July 1943 - 23 August 1943
7 August 1943 - 2 October 1943
24 August 1943 - 23 December 1943
24 December 1943 - 14 April 1944
January 14 1944 - March 1 1944
2 February 1944 - 10 August 1944
8 April 1944 - 12 May 1944
22 June 1944 - 19 August 1944
13 July 1944 - 29 August 1944
1 August 1944 - 2 October 1944
20 August 1944 - 29 August 1944
14 September 1944 - 24 November 1944
14 September 1944 - 24 November 1944
29 October 1944 - 13 February 1945
12 January 1945 - 2 February 1945
13 January 1945 - 25 April 1945
8 February 1945 - 31 March 1945
24 February 1945 - 4 April 1945
2 April 1945 - 13 April 1945
16 April 1945 - 2 May 1945
6 May 1945 - 11 May 1945

Mediterranean/African Theater

3 October 1935 - May 1936
17 July 1936
20 July 1936 - 26 September 1936
21 July 1936 - 27 September 1936
2 August 1936 - 14 August 1936
8 November 1936 - December 1936
13 December 1936 - 31 December 1936
6 February 1937 - 27 February 1937
8 March 1937 - 27 March 1937
31 March 1937 - 1 July 1937
31 March 1937 - 21 October 1937
26 April 1937
3 May 1937 - 8 May 1937
6 July 1937 - 25 July 1937
24 August 1937 - 7 December 1937
15 December 1937 - 22 February 1938
6 March 1938
7 March 1938 - 19 April 1938
25 March 1938 - 24 July 1938
4 April 1938 - 3 January 1939
25 July 1938 - 16 November 1938
23 December 1938 - 10 February 1939
5 March 1939 - 1 April 1939
10 June 1940 - 27 November 1941
11 June 1940
3 July 1940
9 September 1940 - 16 September 1940
23 September 1940 - 25 September 1940
8 November 1940 - 12 November 1940
12 November 1940
9 December 1940 - 9 February 1941
6 February 1941 - 6 May 1941
10 April 1941 - 27 November 1941
8 June 1941 - 14 July 1941
18 November 1941 - 30 December 1941
21 January 1942 - 30 June 1942
5 May 1942 - 6 November 1942
26 May 1942 - 21 June 1942
1 July 1942 - 27 July 1942
23 October 1942 - 11 November 1942
8 November 1942 - 16 November 1942
17 November 1942 - 13 May 1943
February 19 1943 - February 24 1943
9 July 1943 - 17 August 1943
3 September 1943 - 18 September 1943
3 September 1943 - 15 December 1943
27 September 1943 - 30 September 1943
1 December 1943 - 15 January 1944
17 January 1944 - 18 May 1944
22 January 1944 - 5 June 1944
16 June 1944 - 18 June 1944
17 June 1944
15 August 1944 - 14 September 1944
September 1944 - March 1945
6 April 1945 - 2 May 1945

Pacific Theater

18 September 1931 - 27 February 1932
28 January 1932 - 3 March 1932
7 July 1937 - 9 July 1937
August 13, 1937 - November 26, 1937
9 December 1937 - 31 January 1938
24 March 1938 - 7 April 1938
24 March 1938 - 1 May 1938
11 May 1938 - 16 September 1939
11 June 1938 - 27 October 1938
29 July 1938 - 11 August 1938
1 October 1938 - 11 October 1938
17 March 1939 - 9 May 1939
20 April 1939 - 24 May 1939
13 September 1939 - 8 October 1939
November 1, 1939 - April 1940
20 August 1940 - 5 December 1940
14 March 1941 - 9 April 1941
7 May 1941 - 27 May 1941
December 7, 1941
8 December 1941 - 25 December 1941
8 December 1941 - 8 May 1942
24 December 1941 - 15 January 1942
8 February 1942 - 15 February 1942
27 February 1942
March 1942 - June 1942
4 May 1942 - 8 May 1942
May 15 1942 - September 1942
3 June 1942 - 15 August 1943
4 June 1942 - 7 June 1942
7 August 1942 - 9 February 1943
December 1942 - September 1943
12 May 1943 - 3 June 1943
30 June 1943 - 20 March 1944
November 1943 - 23 February 1944
2 November 1943 - 20 December 1943
January 1944 - October 1944
19 April 1944 - 31 December 1944
15 June 1944 - 27 November 1944
19 June 1944 - 20 June 1944
October 20, 1944 - August 15, 1945
23 October 1944 - 26 October 1944
December 1944 - July 1945
19 February 1945 - 26 March 1945
1 April 1945 - 22 June 1945
4 August 1945
6 August 1945
9 August 1945
9 August 1945 - 2 September 1945

Allied Home Front/Politics

28 June 1919

Axis Home Front/Politics

22 October 1922 - 29 October 1922
8 November 1923 - 9 November 1923
18 July 1925
23 August 1939
27 September 1940