WWII Timeline

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Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany, Nazi Party takes power(January 30, 1933)

01/30/1933

Germany invades Poland. World War II begins. (September 01, 1939)

09/01/1939

France and Great Britain declare war on Germany. (September 03, 1939)

09/03/1939

Italy enters the war as a member of the Axis powers. (June 10, 1940)

06/10/1940

The Japanese attack the US Navy in Pearl Harbor. (December 07, 1941)

December 07, 1941

US enters World War II on the side of the Allies. (December 08, 1941)

December 08, 1941

D-Day & the Normandy invasion. Allied forces invade France (June 06, 1944)

June 6, 1944

US Pres. FDR dies; succeeded by President Harry Truman(April 12, 1945)

April 12, 1945

Adolf Hitler commits suicide (April 30, 1945)

April 30, 1945

Germany surrenders to the Allies. (May 07, 1945)

May 07, 1945

The US drops the 1st Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. (August 06, 1945)

August 06, 1945

US drops 2nd atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. (August 09, 1945)

August 09, 1945

Japan surrenders to US Gen. MacArthur & the Allies. (September 02, 1945)

September 02, 1945