German troops invaded Poland on September 1, 1939 triggering WWII. France and Great Britain responded to Germany's aggression by declaring war on Nazi Germany.
Japanese navy attacked the United States Naval base at Oahu, Hawaii. 18 US warships were sunk, 188 air crafts were destroyed and 2,403 Americans were killed.
Battle was almost entirely fought with aircraft. US destroyed Japan's first line and best naval trained pilots.
Soviets successfully defended Stalingrad Russia during WWII. It stopped Germany's advance into the Soviet Union.
In WWII allied forces invaded northern France by beach landings in Normandy. The plan was to overthrow Nazi Germany and their leader Hitler.
V-E Day (victory in Europe day) celebrates the surrender of Nazi Germany to the Allied forces ending WWII in Europe.
U.S. dropped two atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ultimately leading to the surrender of Japan and the end of WWII
V-J Day (victory over Japan day) is the day Imperial Japan surrendered in WWII bringing the war to an end.