Operation Information Booklet Time LIne

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Germany invades Poland starting World War 2

September 1, 1939

World War 2

September 1, 1939 - August 14, 1945

Germany invades Greece and Yugoslavia

April 6, 1941

Germany invades the Soviet Union

June 22, 1941

Japan bombs Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

Japan invades the Philippine Island

December 10, 1941

American naval forces defeat Japan at Midway island

June 4, 1942

U.S. Marines land on Guadalcanal. Begin Island-Hopping

August 7, 1942

Benito Mussolini is forced to resign and is imprisoned

July 25, 1943

U.S. Bombers raid Berlin with 800 planes

March 6, 1944

D-Day Invasion

June 6, 1944

General MacArthur liberates the Philippines

October 20,1944

Battle of Leyte Gulf. Japan uses Kamikaze attacks

October 26, 1944

U.S. Marines take Iwo JIma

March 16,1945

Hitler commits suicide

April 30, 1945

Germany surrenders ending the war in Europe

May 7, 1945

Enola Gay U.S. B29 drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima

August 6, 1945

Second atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki

August 9, 1945

Japan surrenders ending World War 2

August 14, 1945