On September 1, 1939, Germany invaded Poland which triggered the start of WW2. Along with the help of the Soviet Union, Germany conquered Poland and split it up with the Soviet Union.
Attack on Pearl Harbor
December 7, 1941
A surprise military strike by the Japanese Navy Air Forces upon Hawaii. The Japanese attacked the U.S naval base in order to weaken their navy.
Battle of Stalingrad
1942 - February 2, 1943
The Battle of Stalingrad was the largest confrontation in WW2. Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of Stalingrad, however the Soviet Union won. This marked the turning point of WW2 in favor of the Allies.
Battle of Midway
June 4, 1942 - June 7, 1942
The Battle of Midway was a WW2 naval battle that was fought entirely with aircraft's. In this Battle the US destroyed Japans first line carrier strength, and most of their best trained naval pilots.
D - Day
June 6, 1944
D Day was the day Allied forces invaded France through beach landings in Normandy. This invasion is known as the largest sea born invasion in history. D Day was won by the Allies who gained the victory over Germany.
May 8, 1945
V-E Day, also know as Victory in Europe Day, was the day that Allies formally accepted Nazi Germany's surrender of its armed forces. It is still celebrated in Europe to this day.
Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
August 6, 1945 - August 9, 1945
The US dropped 2 bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9. The bombing of Hiroshima wiped out 90 percent of the city and killed thousands. These bombings resulted in victory of WW2 to the Allies.
August 14, 1945
V-J Day, also known as Victory over Japan Day, was the day Japan officially surrendered in WW2. Their surrender was due to the atomic bombs set off by the US. This officially ended WW2.