WW2 Timeline

Main

The Invasion of Poland

9/1/1939

Hitler forms an alliance with the Soviets and attack Poland, starting WW2

The Battle of France

5/10/1940

Hitler and the Nazi party take France

The Battle of Britain

7/10/1940 - 10/31/1940

The Nazis go for the UK, the only Allied power left. However, the UK holds them off and Hitler calls a retreat.

The Seige of Leningrad

9/8/1941 - 1/1944

Germany attacks the Soviet Union with air raids and artillery fire.

The Pearl Harbor Bombings

12/7/1941

The Japanese bomb a major US Naval base, and the US declares war on Japan.

The Battle of Stalingrad

8/23/1942 - 2/2/1943

Germany attack and burn Stalingrad, home to the USSR's best Military factories, but the Soviets hold them off.

Italy Leaves WW2

7/1943

The Italian dictator, Mussolini is overthrown by the Italian revolution and leave the war.

The Invasion of Italy

9/3/1943

The Allies invade Italy from Egypt and the Italians assassinate Mussolini

The Battle of Lenino

10/12/1943

The Polish and Soviets try to invade German-owned Lenino, which failed.

Designated-Day

6/6/1944

The Allies, the US, UK and Canada, invade German-ruled Normandy, which was a huge advantage for the allies.

The Battle of the Bulge

12/16/1944 - 1/25/1945

The Allies get pushed back in the Nazis last major offensive, which causes a bulge in the front. This 'bulge' gave the battle its name.

The Invasion of Iwo Jima

2/19/1945 - 3/27/1945

The US pushed the Japanese farther back, and grabbed another win in the Pacific war

The Battle of Okinawa

4/1/1945 - 6/22/1945

The US attacked Japan in a major naval battle that ended the war. Japan lost 110,000 troops and multiple destroyers and aircraft carriers.

Hitler Commits Suicide

4/30/1945

Hitler's rein comes to an end, and the war in Europe is over.

The Manhattan Project

6/15/1945

USA scientists came up with the atomic bomb, a $2 billion monster that destroys 800 yds in every direction. The US dropped one on Heroshima and one on Nagasaki and when Japan couldn't take it, they surrendered, ending WW2.