WORLD WAR 2 Timeline By Clayton Byrd


Japanese successfully invade Manchuria

September 1931

FDR Begins his presidency of The US

November 1932

Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany

January 1933

President Von Hindenburg dies and Hitler declares himself leader of Germany

August 1934

Nazi party institutes the Nuremberg laws


Italy Invades Ethiopia

October 1935

Germany invades the Rhineland area

March 1936

Jesse Owens wins four gold medals at the Olympics in Berlin

August 1936

US Passes the Neutrality Acts


Germany Invades Austria

September 1938

The Sudentland area is ceded to Germany through the Munich pact

September 1938

Kristallnaght Occurs

November 1938

Nazi- Soviet Nonagreesion Pact Is Singned

August 1939

Battle of the Atlantic ocurs

September 1939

Britain and France declare war on Germany

September 1939

Germany invades Poland

September 1939

Germany Invades Denmark and Norway

April 1940

Germany Invades Belgium

May 1940

Germany forces trap the French and British troops and force them to retreat

May 1940

Hitler takes over france and divides it into zones

June 1940

Allied troops land in North Africa

June 1940

Tripartite Act is signed and the Axis is formed

September 1940

FDR Dies


FDR Creates the Office of Scientific Research and Devolpment


Hitler begins bombing Britain Nightly


FDR expands Navy


FDR Signs the Lend-Lease Act

March 1941

FDR and Winston Churchill negotiate the Atlantic Charter

August 1941

Japan attacks Pearl Harbor

December 1941

FDR issues Executive Order establishing the Internment of Japanese Americans

January 1942

US Surrenders Bataan in the Philliphines and Bataan death march takes place

April 1942

Tokyo is bombed in the Doolittle Raid

April 1942

Battle of the Coral Sea takes Place

May 1942

Allies defeat Japan in the battle of the Midway

June 1942

Allied Troops Storm Gaudalcanal

August 1942

Germans attack the Soviets at Stalingrad

August 1942

Axis Troops surrender in USSR

February 1943

The last troops of Afrika Korps surrender to the allies

May 1943

Allies invade the island of Sicily

July 1943

D-Day takes place

June 1944

Tojo takes control of Japan and forces the Japanese Gov't to Resign

July 1944

Macarthur fulfills his promise and returns to the Philliphines

October 1944

Battle of the bulge Occurs

December 1944

Rusian Troops discover Auswitz

January 1945

American Forces capture Iwo Jima

February 1945

Yalta Conference Takes Place

February 1945

Hitler commits suicide

April 1945

V-E Day

May 1945

Allied troops Invade Okinaw

June 1945

US drops atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August 1945

Postdam Conference takes place

August 1945

Japan Surrenders

September 1945