World War II


British drive

November 1942

British drive Germans and Italians into Libya.

Invasion of Italy

January 1944

Mussolini is captured and overthrown by Italians, also they sign an armistice.


June 6, 1944

Military term designating the start date for launching an operation.

V-2 Long Ranged Rockets

September 1944

Germans launched the V-2 at cities in England and Belgium. The missiles could not be stopped.

Battle of the Bulge

December 16, 1944

Ardennes Region of Belgium and North France, Germans and Americans were unable to break allies lines.

Yalta Conference

February 1945

Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin meet to discuss plans for Germany after the war. Germany will be split up into 4 zones.

V-E Day

April 30, 1945

Adolf Hitler and his wife commit suicide as the Soviet reach Berlin.

Germany Surrenders

May 7, 1945

German's surrender unconditionally, this means victory in Europe.

"Little Boy"

August 6, 1945

1st atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, called "Little Boy".

"Fat Man"

August 9, 1945

2nd atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, called "Fat Man".

Japan Surrenders

August 14, 1945

Japan surrenders unconditionally.

Japan agrees

September 2, 1945

Japan agrees to the terms of surrender.