Timeline of WWII

Events

Hitler Rises to Power

1933

Night of the Long Knives

June 30, 1934 - July 2, 1934

German Occupation of the Rhineland

March 7, 1936 - September 1, 1939

Pact of Steel

May 22, 1939 - June 22, 1941

German Invasion of Poland

September 1, 1939 - October 6, 1939

German Invasion of France

May 10 1940 - June 22 1944

Evacuation at Dunkirk

May 27, 1940 - June 4, 1940

Battle of Britain

July 10, 1940 - October 31, 1940

Battle of Crete

May 20, 1941

Battle of Moscow

October 2, 1941 - January 7, 1942

Battle of Rabaul

January 3, 1942

Dieppe Raid

August 19, 1942

Battle of Stalingrad

August 23, 1942 - February 2, 1943

Third Battle of Kharkov

February 19, 1943

German surrender in Tunisia

May 13 1943

Battle of Kursk-Orel

July 5, 1943 - August 23, 1943

Tehran Conference

November 28, 1943

Soviet Advances into Poland

January 6, 1944

Battle of Monte Cassino

February 15, 1944

German surrender in Crimea

May 12, 1944

D Day

June 6, 1944

Assassination Attempt on Hitler by Officers

July 20, 1944

Warsaw Uprising

1 August 1944 - 2 October 1944

Operation Dragoon

August 15 1944 - September 14 1944

German Retreat from the Ardennes

January 1, 1945

Soviet Capture of Danzig

March 30, 1945

Hitler commits suicide

April 30, 1945

Germany Surrenders

May 7, 1945

Pacific Theater

Second Sino Japanese War

1937 - 1945

Marco Polo Bridge Incident

7 July 1937 - 9 July 1937

Attack on Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

Battle of Singapore

February 7, 1942 - February 15 1942

Doolittle Raid

April 18, 1942

Battle of Midway

June 4 1942 - June 7 1942

Battle of Attu

May 11 1943 - May 30 1943

U.S. forces close enough to bomb Japanese Cities

1944

Battle of Leyte Gulf

October 23 1944 - October 26 1944

Battle of Iwo Jima

February 19 1945 - March 26 1945

Battle of Okinawa

April 1 1945 - June 22 1945

Atomic Bomb dropped on Hiroshima

August 6 1945

Atomic Bomb dropped on Nagasaki

August 9 1945

Japan Surrenders

September 2 1945