Official start of the war
Both allies of Poland
Japan Bombs Pearl Harbor in the early morning hours. The US enters the war
Allied forces invaded northern France in a series of beach landings in Normandy.
Knowing that defeat was imminent, Hitler committed suicide by a gunshot wound to the head.
The Soviets were approaching the German capital of Berlin from the east, Western Allies were approaching it from the west. Due to the death of Hitler, Karl Donitz carries out the surrender of the Nazis.
US drops the first of two atomic bombs.
US drops Atomic bomb and Japan surrenders