WW2 timeline: Bronsink

Europe & Africa

Hitler is Appointed Chancellor of Germany by President Von Hindenburg

01/30/1933

President Von Hindenburg dies & Hitler declares himself the leader of Germany

8/2/1934

Nazi Party institutes Nuremburg Laws

1935

Italy invades Ethiopia

10/1935

Germany invades the Rhineland Area

3/7/1936

Jesse Owens wins four gold medals at the Olympics in Berlin

8/3/1936

Germany invades Austria

3/12/1938

The Sudetenland area is ceded to Germany through the Munich Pact

9/30/1938

Kristallnaght occurs

11/9/1938 - 11/10/1938

Britain and France declare war on Germany

3/31/1939

Nazi-Soviet Nonagression Pact is signed

8/23/1939

Germany invades Poland

9/1/1939

Germany invades Denmark and Norway

4/9/1940

German forces trap French & British troops and force them to retreat to Dunkirk

5/10/1940

Hitler takes over France and divides it into zones

6/22/1940

Hitler begins bombing Britain nightly (Battle of Britain begins)

9/3/1940

Tripartite Pact is signed and the Axis powers are formed

9/27/1940

Germany invades Belgium

10/5/1940

Allied troops land in North Africa

2/12/1941

Battle of the Coral Sea takes place

5/8/1942

Allies defeat Japan in the Battle of the Midway

6/7/1942

The Last troops of the Afrika Korps surrender to the Allies

5/13/1943

Allies invade Sicily

7/1943

D-Day takes place

6/6/1944

Battle of the Buldge occurs

12/16/1944 - 1/25/1945

Russian troops discover Auschwitz

1/25/1945

Yalta Conference takes place

2/4/1945

Hitler Commits Suicide

4/30/1945

V-E Day

5/8/1945

Potsdam conference takes place

7/1945 - 8/1945

Asia

Japan successfully invades Manchuria

9/19/1931

Battle of the Atlantic Occurs

9/3/1939

US Surrendurs Bataan in the Phillippines & Bataan death march takes place

4/10/1942

Tokyo is bombed in the Doolittle Raid

4/18/1942

Germans attack the Soviet Union at Stalingrad

8/23/1942

Allied troops storm Guadalcanal

2/9/1943

Axis troops surrendur in USSR

9/18/1943

Tojo takes control of Japan and forces Japanese gov't to resign

2/21/1944

MacArthur returns to the Phillipines

10/20/1944

American forces capture Iwo Jima

3/1945

Allied troops invade Okinawa

4/1945 - 6/1945

US drops atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

8/6/1945

Japan Surrendurs

8/15/1945

United States

FDR begins his presidency in the United States

3/4/1933

US passes Neutrality Acts

8/31/1935

FDR gets permission from Congress to expand the Navy

5/17/1938

FDR creates the OSRD to develop new weapons

6/28/1940

FDR signs the Lend-Lease Act

3/11/1941

Japan attacks Pearl Harbor

12/7/1941

FDR and Winston Churchill negotiate the Atlantic Charter

1/1/1942

FDR issues Executive Order 9066: The internment of Japanese-Americans

3/2/1942

FDR is assassinated

4/12/1945