Specialized mobile killing units who were responsible for carrying out the mass murder of Jews, communist functionaries, and others deemed unfit to live by the Nazi's.
German-Soviet Non-aggression pact
August 23, 1939
Adolf Hitler and Joseph STalin surprised the world when they signed this pact. They both used this pact to their advantage. Adolf used it so he could invade Poland and Joseph used it to keep peace while he build up his army.
German Invasion of Poland
September 1, 1939
Hitler believed that invading Poland would bring living space to the " racially superior" a.k.a the Arian race.
US passes Neutrality Act
November of 1939
This lifted the arms embargo and put all trade with belligerent nations under the terms of "cash and carry" ( goods are paid for in full at the time of purchase and tooken away by the purchaser.
Battle of Britain
July 10, 1940 - October 31, 1940
The Royal Air Force defended the United Kingdom against the German Air Force attacks.
German Invasion of Soviet Union
June 22, 1941
This was called operation Barbarossa. This was the destruction of the Soviet Union by military force.
Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
December 7, 1941
This surprise attack from Japan killed more than 2,000 american soldiers and sailors wounded 1,000 people and destroyed nearly 20 american naval vessels. This forced the US to join WW2.
Battle of Stalingrad
1942 - February 2, 1943
A major battle which results in a Soviet Victory, the destruction of the German 6th army and Axis rose strategic initiative on the Eastern Front.
Executive Order 9066
February 19, 1942
This order authorized certain areas as military zones.
Battle of Midway Island
June 4, 1942 - June 7, 1942
The United States Navy defeated an attacking fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy.