Texas and WWII

By rabney
  • Japan invades China in 1937

    Japan invades China in 1937
  • Germany invades Poland 1939

    Germany invades Poland 1939
    German forces invade Poland September 1, 1939 and Great Britan and France declare war on Germany...WWII has begun
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Texan Doris Miller, a sailor in the US Navy, aboard the USS West Virginia helped his wounded captian to safety after a Japanese bomb exploded on deck. He was one of thousands of sailors who experienced the day that will go down in infamy...the start of WWII for the US against Japan.
  • Admiral Chester W. Nimitz

    Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
    Admiral Chester Nimitz from Fredricksburg commanded the US fleet in the Pacific
  • Dwight D Eisenhower - Commanding General Of Europen Theater

    Dwight D Eisenhower  - Commanding General Of Europen Theater
    VJ DayIn December of 1942 he was appointed Supreme Allied Commander.
    He was born in Denison, Texas.
  • Dwight D Eisenhower - Commander of European Theater

    Appointed Supreme Allied Commander in December 1944.
    Born in Denison, Texas
  • Audy Murphy

    Audy Murphy
    Murphy was born in Kingston, Hunt County, Texas,[2][9] to Emmett Berry Murphy and Josie Bell Killian who were of Irish descent,[9][10] poor sharecroppers,[5][9] and grew up on farms between Farmersville and Greenville, as well as near Celeste, Texas.[2] Murphy was the sixth of twelve children, Audie Murphy received 33 US medals, plus five medals from France and one from Belgium.[1][6] It has been said that he received every US medal available at the time; 5 of them awarded more than once.
  • Oveta Culp Hobby "The Little Colonel" WAAC's

    Oveta Culp Hobby "The Little Colonel" WAAC's
    The Little ColonelOveta Culp Hobby was born in Killeen, Texas in 1905. When WWII began, she organized the Women's Auxillary Army Corps and became it's first commander in 1942.
  • War Ends in Europe - VJ Day (Armistice)

    WWII Ends - VJ Day 8-15-1945
    WWII European campaign ends with armistice between Allied and Axis Countries. Japan does not formally surrender until September 2, 1945.
  • Japan Surrenders

    Japan Surrenders
    Japan SurrendersThe surrender of Japan brought hostilities in World War II to a close. The surrender ceremony was held on September 2 aboard the U.S. battleship Missouri, at which officials from the Japanese government signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, ending World War II.