Events that happened to Louis directly or indirectly
Louis broke the world record for fastest mile run by any highschooler. His time was 04:21.2
Louis Zamperini was in the third heat, and got fifth.
Louis got eight place here. His last lap clocked at 56 seconds, catching the attention of Adolf Hitler. Louis shook hands with him after the race, and was told, "Ah, you're the boy with the fast finish".
Also commissioned as a second lieutenant.
Flying the B-24 "Green Hornet", two engines fail and the plane crashes into the Pacific ocean. Louis, Phil, and Francis (Mac) survive.
date estimated based off of information provided in the book
She had been diagnosed with cancer.
He was 92 years old, and had melanoma
Events indirectly related to Louis Zamperini
Nazi Germany invades Poland.
The Empire of Japan surrenders, ending World War II