World War II Europe and Pacific Comparison

European Theater

Formation of Earth

4,598,000,000 BC

Governments prepare for war

1939

Occupation of Czechoslovakia

1939

War in Europe

September 1, 1939 - May 2, 1945

Invasion Of Poland

September 1, 1939

Battle Of Britain

1940 - 1941

Occupation of France, Norway, Denmark, and Holland

1940 - 1945

Germany takes Greece

1941

Lend Lease

1941 - December 7, 1941

Sinking of the Bismarck

May 27, 1941

Germany and Italy declare War on US

December 7, 1941

Allied armies attack North Africa

1942

German Execution of Jews at Aushwitz

1942

Battle for Stalingrad

July 17, 1942 - February 2, 1943

Germany Surrenders Tunisia

1943

D-Day Invasion of France By Normandy

June 6, 1944

Largest Amphibious invasion in history

Battle of the Bulge at Ardennes

December 16, 1944 - January 25, 1945

German Surrender

May 2, 1945

V-E Day

May 2, 1945

Pacific Theater

US Declares War on Japan

December 7, 1941

Japanese Bomb Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

Japanese troops land in the Philippines, Indochina, and British Singapore.

December 8, 1941

Internment of 100,000 Japanese-Americans

1942

Doolittle Raid

April 18, 1942

Battle of Coral Sea

May 4, 1942 - May 8, 1942

Battle of Midway

June 4, 1942 - June 7, 1942

Battle For Guadalcanal

August 7, 1942 - February 9, 1943

Island Hopping in the Pacific

1944 - 1945

Battle of Okiwana

April 1, 1945 - June 22, 1945

Enola Gay Drops Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima

August 6, 1945

US Drops Second Bomb on Nagasaki

August 9, 1945

Surrender of Japan

September 2, 1945