Germany invades Poland. Started World War II.
Germany invades Greece and Yugoslavia.
Germany invades the Soviet Union.
Japan bombs Pearl Harbor.
Japan invades the Philippine Islands.
American naval forces defeat Japan at Midway Island.
US Marines land on Guadalcanal. Begin island hopping.
Bentio Mussolini is forced to resign and is imprisoned.
US Bombers raid Berlin with 800 planes.
General MacArthur liberates the Philippines.
Battle of Leyte Gulf. Japan uses kamikaze attacks.
US Marines take Iwo Jima.
Hitler commits suicide.
Germany surrenders, ending the war in Europe.
Enola Gay US B29 drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
2nd atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki.
Japan surrenders ending World War II.