World War 2 Major Events

Axis Powers

German Invasion of Poland

September 1, 1939

Poland Defeated by Germany and Russia

September 29, 1939

Denmark and Norway Invaded by Germans

April 9, 1940

Netherkands and Belgium invaded by Germany

May 10, 1940

Netherlands Falls to Hitler

May 15, 1940

Belgium is Taken by Germany

May 28, 1940

Armistice Signed Between France and Germany

June 22, 1940

The armistice is signed to end the German invasion of France, but Germany occupies 2/3 of France

Operation Marita Started (Invasion of Yugoslavia and Greece)

April 6, 1941

Yugoslavia Surrendurs to Axis Powers

April 17, 1941

Greece Resistance Falls to Axis Powers

April 27, 1941

Allied Powers

Britian and France Declare War on Germany

September 3, 1939

British Capitol, London, Bombed

September 15, 1940

Russia Fights With the Allies

June 22, 1941

Pearl Harbor, the US now Fight with the Allies

December 7, 1941

Allies Win at El Alamein

October 23, 1942 - November 11, 1942

Russia Wins the Battle of Kursk

August 2, 1943

D-Day

June 6, 1944

Allies Defeat Germany

May 7, 1945

1st Atomic Bomb Dropped

August 6, 1945

2nd Atomic Bomb Dropped

August 9, 1945

Japanese Surrendur Aceppted WWII Ends

September 2, 1945

Hitler's Mistakes

Halt on Dunkirk

May 23, 1940

Operation Barbarosa Starts (Invasion of Russia)

June 22, 1941

Hitler Fails to take Moscow

October 7, 1941

Hitler Declares War on the US

December 8,1941

Hitler Orders the Attack on Stalingrad

September 1, 1942

Gamble at Kursk

July 5, 1943 - August 2, 1943

Hesitates on D-Day

June 6, 1944