World War II

Main

War Starts

September 3, 1939

Battle of Midway

June 4, 1942

Turning point in Pacific

D-Day

June 6,1944

Allied invasion of France at the beaches of Normandy

Mussolini killed by Italian Resistance fighters

April 28, 1945

Germans

Built up military and started Air Force

1935

Hitler sent troops into Rhineland

March, 1936

Bombing of Guernica

1937

Anschluss

1938

Union with Austria

Hitler demands Sudetenland

September 15, 1938

Hitler takes all of Czechoslovakia

March 1939

Nazi Soviet Pact

August, 1939
  1. No fighting
  2. hey will divide Poland and Eastern Europe

Hitler invades Poland

September 1, 1939

Uses blitzkrieg (tanks and air force)

Blitzkrieg Denmark and Norway

April 1940

Attack on Belgium, Netherlands, and France

May 1940

Hitler uses Luftwaffe to bomb industrial targets

August 1940

Germany invades Soviet Union

June 1941

Failed because of Winter

Battle of Stalingrad

November 1942 - February 1943

Turning Point in Atlantic/European THeater
German 6th Army surrendered

Hitler committed suicide

April 30, 1945

German commanders surrendered

May 7, 1945

Japan

Japan Invaded Manchuria

1931

Japan invaded China

1937

Japan attacks Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

Emperor Hirohito steps in and forces military to surrender

August 14, 1945

Britain

Britain declares war on Germany

September 3, 1939

France

France declares war on Germany

September 3, 1939

France Surrenders

June 22, 1940

Divided into North and South

US

US begins "Island Hopping" to Japan

1942

US Approaches main Japanese ISlands

1945

Truman Replaces FDR

April 1945

Little Boy dropped on Hiroshima, 70,000 killed instantly

August 6, 1945

Fat Man dropped on Nagasaki, 65,000 killed instantly

August 9,1945