WWII Timeline


Early Blitzkrieg Successes

1939 - 1940

Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact

August 23 1939

Germany and the Soviet Union sign the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact

Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

The Japanese launch a sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This had a major impact on the course events of World War II. It served the purpose of getting direct involvement of the USA in the war. USA officially entered war on December 8, 1941.

El Alamein

July 1, 1942 - October 23, 1942

The Battle was a turning point in the North African campaign. The Second Battle of El Alamein pushed all German forces out of North Africa and opened up the way for the Invasion of Sicily and Italy. It was a major defeat for Rommel's Desert Army. The German army began to realize that they could not win without more supplies.

Battle of Midway

June 4 1943 - June 7 1943

Midway is considered the turning point of the War in the Pacific.


June 6, 1944

It marked the start of the Allies' invasion of Western Europe and paved the way for Allied victory. It was a key turning point and marked the beginning of the end of Hitler's reign.