WWII Timeline


Creation of the Einsatzgruppen

March 1938

Killing squad


1939 - 1945

The war between the Allied Powers and Axis Powers

German-Soviet Non-aggression pact

August 23, 1939

In which the Germans and Soviet agree not to fight against each other

German invasion of Poland

September 1, 1939

In which Germans invade Poland and SU gets half of Poland

US passes Neutrality Acts

November 1939

Lifted arms of embargo

Fall of France

May 10, 1940 - June 25, 1940

The Germans invade France and The Low countries

Battle of Britain

June 10, 1940 - October 31, 1940

Military campaign where the british air force defends england from Nazi air force

German Invasion of Soviet Union

June 22, 1941 - December 5, 1941

Germany invades SU

United States enters World War II

December 7,1941

the US entered WWII

Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

Japanese attacks US in Pearl Harbor, US gets involved in WWII

Executive Order 9066

February 19 1942

FDR signs an executive order that has japanese and other nationalities
put in concentration camps

Battle of Midway Island

June 4, 1942 - June 7, 1942

Battle between US Navy and Japan's Navy

Battle of Stalingrad

August 23, 1942 - February 2, 1943

Fight between Germans and Soviets over the city of Stalingrad
Battle of Midway Island

D-Day (Allied invasion of Europe)

June 06, 1944

Invasion of Norway by Allied forces

Liberation of First Holocaust camp

July 23, 1944

Soviets find what is a concentration camp killing people below the perfect

Partisans Shoot Mussolini

April 28, 1945

Mussolini and Petacci were shot the following afternoon, two days before Adolf Hitler's suicide.

Adolf Hitler Commits Suicide

April 30, 1945

Hitler kills himself along with his wife

V-E Day

May 8, 1945

Victory in Europe Day

Atomic Bombs Dropped on Hiroshima

August 6, 1945

Enola Gay dropped a five-ton bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

Atomic Bombs Dropped on Nagasaki

August 9, 1945

Then three days later, a second B-29 dropped another A-bomb on Nagasaki, killing an estimated 40,000 people

V-J Day

September 2, 1945

Victory over Japan Day

Nuremberg Trials

November 20, 1945 - October 1, 1946

Twelve prominent Nazis were sentenced to death