WWII Timeline


US passes The First Neutrality Act

August 31 1935

The US prohibited the export of arms and ammunition to foreign countries

US passes the Second Neutrality Act


U.S citizens were forbidden from traveling on belligerent ships

Creation of the Einsatazgruppen


Paramilitary death squads of Nazi Germany that were responsible for mass killings during world war II

German-Soviet Non-aggression Pact

August 23 1939

Enemies Nazi German and the soviet union signed a pact to use no military action against each other for ten years

German Invasion of Poland

September 1 1939

Germany would take over poland starting a war with england and france and attacking the u.s.s.r despite signing a pact

US passes the last Neutrality Act

November 1939

Lifted the arms embargo and put all trade with belligent nations under terms of "cash and carry"

Fall of France

May 10 1940

Germany would attack france and other countries. italy would join the war inn germany's side

Battle of Britain

July 10 1940

German and British air forces clashed in the skies over england. the outcome of britain winning was a major turning point

German Invasion of Soviet Union

June 22 1941

Adolf Hitler launched his armies towards a massive invasion of the Soviet Union , due to the failure Germany was forced to fight a two-front war

Japanese Attacks on Pearl Harbor

December 7 1941

This was a surprise military strike by the Japanese on the United States naval base Pearl Harbor

United States enters World War II

December 8 1941

Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, America declared war on Japan and joined the Allied Powers

Executive Order 9066

February 19 1942

Authorizing the secretary of war to prescribe certain areas as military zones clearing the way for the deportation of Japanese-Americans and Italian-Americans

Battle of Midway Island

June 4 1942

A decsive naval battle in the Pacific theater

Battle of Stalingrad

August 23 1942

Major Battle with Nazi Germany and Allies fought the Soviet Union for Stalingrad