Hermann Goering appoints Reinhard Heydrich head of Jewish Emigration
1st Anderson bomb shelter in Britain erected in an Islington garden
Britain & France agree to support Poland if invaded by Germany
Great Britain & Poland sign military pact
Churchill signs British-Russian anti-nazi pact
British sub "Thetis" sinks in Liverpool Bay with all 99 aboard
German Nazi's close last Jewish enterprises
Russian offensive under General Zjoekov against Japanese invasion in Mongolia
WW II starts, Germany invades Poland, takes Danzig
Churchill calls Soviets "riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma"
Soviet government revokes Russian-Finnish non-attack treaty
Battle at La Plata - 3 British cruisers vs German Graf Spee
Rationing begins in Britain.
Russia begins new offensive against Finland
Finland-Russian cease fire signed, Finland gives up Karelische
Allied troops land in Norway
Norway surrenders to the Nazis; Italy declares war on Britain and France.
Evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk begins.
Battle of Britain begins
First British air raid on Berlin.
United States military conscription bill passed.
Italy invades Greece
Roosevelt re-elected as U.S. president.
British begin a western desert offensive in North Africa against the Italians.
Tobruk in North Africa falls to the British and Australians.
British forces advance into Italian Somaliland in East Africa.
Churchill warns Stalin of German invasion
British forces arrive in Greece.
Sinking of the Bismarck by the British Navy.
Allies invade Syria and Lebanon.
British occupy Syria
Roosevelt and Churchill announce the Atlantic Charter.
US destroyer Greer fires on German submarine U-652
Winston Churchill routes "Forces South" to SE Asia
British aircraft carrier "Ark Royal" sank in Mediterranean
British cruiser Devonshire sinks German sub Python
The U.S. and Britain conclude the Arcadia Conference in Washington, DC. Roosevelt and Churchill agreed to establish a Combined Chiefs of Staff and to the make defeating Germany their first priority. Winning the war in Europe would come before winning the war in Pacific.
US auto factories switch from commercial to war production
FDR orders men between 45 & 64 to register for non military duty
U.S. troops on Bataan in the Philippines surrender to the Japanese, and the Bataan Death March begins
The remaining U.S. troops on Corregidor in the Philippines surrender to the Japanese.
The U.S. defeat the Japanese at the Battle of Midway. Together with the Battle of the Coral Sea, this marks the turning point in the war in the Pacific
1st American bombing mission over enemy-occupied Europe (WW II)
U.S. troops land on Guadalcanal.
British & US bomb Le Havre & Bremen
US navy defeats Japanese in WW II Battle of Cape Esperance
British troops recapture Tobruk, Libya.
Australian and U.S. Army forces under MacArthur fight back the Japanese at Gona in New Guinea.
US & Britain relinquish extraterritorial rights in China
FDR orders minimal 48 hour work week in war industry
US defeats Japan & wins Battle of Bismark Sea
Allies bomb Mortsel
British 1st army opens assault on Tunis
British invades Pantelleria
US, British and Canadian forces invade Sicily in WW II (Operation Husky)
US 1st Infantry division occupies node Troina Sicily
Italy surrenders to Allies in WW II
Allied forces captured Naples during WW II
FDR, Churchill & Chiang Kai-shek meet to discuss ways to defeat Japan
FDR, Churchill & Stalin agree to Operation Overlord (D-Day)
British troops conquer Maungdaw, Burma
Allied troops 1st set foot on Japanese territory
US resumes bombing Berlin
British dive bombers attack battle cruiser Tirpitz
British troops occupy Kohima
1st British gliders touches down on French soil for D-Day
Allied assault on Carpiquet airport at Caen
Allied troops conquer Myitkyina Burma
US leaders meet in Belgium
British troops land on Greek continent
Allied troops reach Zoutelande Walcheren
British order to disarm, causes general strike in Greece
France joins the UN
USSR captures Budapest, after 49-day battle with Germany; 159,000 die
The Army Air Force firebombs Tokyo, and the resulting firestorm kills more than 100,000 people, mostly civilians.
US forces liberated the Nazi death camp Ohrdruf in Germany
Russia takes Berlin; General Weidling surrenders
US defeat Japanese forces on Okinawa during WW II
World War II: Liberation of the Philippines declared.
Atom Bomb dropped on Hiroshima
Japan surrenders ending WW II
Harry Truman announced atomic bomb secret shared with Britain & Canada
Nazi concentration camp at Buchenwald liberated by US
Uruguay joins U N