World War II Timeline

Main

Benito Mussolini Takes Over Italy

January, 1925

Japan Invades Manchuria

September 19, 1931

Jews Flee Germany

1933 - 1939

Hitler Becomes Chancellor

January 30, 1933

Adolf Hitler Becomes Dictator

1934

Italy Invades Africa

October 3, 1935

Spanish Civil War

July 18, 1936

The Munich Conference

September 28, 1938 - September 29, 1938

Allies Appease Hitler

September 30, 1938

Kristallnacht

November 9, 1938 - November 10, 1938

German/Soviet Nonaggression Pact

August 23, 1939

Germans use Blitzkrieg

September, 1939

Soviets Invade Poland

September 17, 1939

Poland Surrenders

September 27, 1939

Jews put in the Ghettos

October, 1939

Evacuation at Dunkirk

May 24, 1940 - June 4, 1940

Germans Enter Paris

June 14, 1940

Charles de Gaulle Fights Germans

June 28, 1940

Axis Powers Formed

September 27, 1940

Operation Barbarossa

June 22, 1941

Germany Attacks Russia

June 22, 1941

The Atlantic Charter

August 14, 1941

Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

The Yanks Are Coming

1942

Final Solution

January 20, 1942

Japanese Americans Relocated

February 19,1942

Bataan Death March

April, 1942

Battle at Coral Sea

May 4, 1942 - May 8, 1942

Battle of Midway

June 4, 1942 - June 7, 1942

Battle of Guadalcanal

August 1942 - January 1943

Battle of Stalingrad

August 23, 1942 - February 2,1943

Operation Torch

November 8, 1942 - November 11, 1942

Allies Discover Horrors of the Holocaust

December, 1942

Axis Powers Surrender in Africa

May, 1943

Allied Forces Invade Italy

September 3, 1943

Italy Surrenders

September 8, 1943

D-Day

June 6, 1944

US Hits the Philippines

June 19, 1944 - June 20, 1944

US Faces Suicide Bombers

October, 1944

Battle of Leyte Gulf

October 20, 1944 - December 31, 1944

The Battle of the Bulge

December 16,1944 - January 25, 1945

Nuremburg Trials

1945 - 1949

President Roosevelt Dies

April 12, 1945

Hitler Commits Suicide

April 30, 1945

Germany Surrenders

May 7, 1945

Atomic Bomb Dropped on Nagasaki

August 2, 1945

Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima

August 6, 1945

US Occupation of Japan

August 14, 1945

Japanese Surrender

September 2, 1945