The Royal Air Force dropped 2,300 tonnes of bombs on Berlin.
The Battle of Anzio ended with the fall of Rome.
Allied bombers liberate German industrial cities.
This was a battle around Imphal in India. Japanese end up retreating.
Rome falls to the Allies. Linked to the Battle of Anzio.
Victory to allies.
D-day was a horrible and dreadful day. The landings commenced on Tuesday, 6 June 1944. There was a total estimate of 12,000 casualties during the battle, for the allies, and between 4-9 thousand Nazi soldiers died.
Although the allies won a very crucial battle for the war, they lost so many soldiers, in such little time. As soon as the doors opened to the landing boats, soldiers where slaughtered with machine guns from the defense towers above the beach.
One man, Charles H. "Harry" Heinlein, a D-Day survivor told an American newspaper about his experience when the ramp came down…
"I just remember when the ramp came down, me and Joe came out, and my shoes went through a little bit of water, and I hit the sand. I heard a voice saying, 'Run like hell!' Maybe it was in my mind, I don't know. But I started running like hell.”
The actual battle wasn’t called D-DAY, Omaha beach,
was just apart of the Normandy landings,
which was all the way up the coast, D-Day was just used as day it started.
The battle was split into two waves. an airborne assault landing of 24,000 British, American and Canadian soldiers and a land/water landing of troops on the coast of France at 6:30.
The Battle of the Bulge was a major battle launched by the Germans through the forests of Wallonia in Belgium and Luxembourg and France towards the end of World War II. Germany’s aim for this war was to divide the British and American allied line in half, capturing Antwerp. They then planned to surround and destroy four allied armies.
Germany managed to surprise the Allies by attacking them during a storm. Long story short, the Allies were too strong for the Germans and end up recovering the ground they lost and the German’s defeat was now in sight.
This was an important battle in the war because it was Germany's last real attempt to gain some ground which unfortunately for them failed.
Rabaul is in Papua New Guinea or around there or something.
This closes the ring of Allied bases that surrounded Rabaul, the major Japanese base.
The invasion of Saipan on June 15th 1944, prompted the Japanese to send nine aircraft carriers into a battle with fifteen US aircraft carriers. The Japanese lost three carriers and most of their trained carrier pilots. The US captured Saipan and two near by islands, Guam and Tinian. They built large airfields on these islands and deployed B-29 bombers there to bomb Japanese cities. However, these B-29 attacks in 1944 were still rather ineffective. It wasn't until Febuary 1945 that Curtis LeMay stopped daylight high altitude attacks, and started low level night attacks, with napalm bombs.
This was a naval battle that heavily weakened the Japanese. This happened in the invasion of the Mariana Islands. It was nicknamed the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot by American war pilots for the damage that was done to the Japanese. The difference between the two sides was that the Americans had skilled pilots that America had retained as opposed to the inexperience of Japanese pilots that were filling the boots of previous trained pilots.
The first bombing raid on Japan since the Doolittle raid in 1942. Bombers based in Bengel, India, target the steel works at Yawata.
The invasion of Leyte in the Central Philipines touches off the Battle of Leyte Gulf. That was the largest, most complex, naval battle of WWII. The Imperial Japanese Navy ceased to be an effective fighting force after this battle. The Japanese Army still found a way to send more troops to Leyte, and the battle lasted until 2/2/1945. Much of the Philipines wasn't liberated until 1945. Luzon wasn't invaded until January 9th, 1945