• Japan invades Manchuria

  • Italy attcks Ethiopia

  • Pearl HArbor

    Japan attacked the naval base in Hawaii. 2,500 people died and about 1,000 injured.
  • Battle of Coral Sea

    BAttle of Coral Sea
    fought in the waters southwest of the Solomon Islands and eastward from New Guinea
    between Japan and America
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of MIdway
    This is when they started using the strategy of Island hopping to overtake enemy land
  • British and American forces invade

    November 1942, British and American forces invaded French North Africa and forced German and Italian troops to surrender.
  • German Surrender

    Between nov. 1942 and Feb. 1943 German troops were stopped, then encircled, and finally forced to surrender on Feb 2, 1943
  • D-Day

    U.S. and britch troops stormed the beach of Norandy France. It was a semi suprise attck because the germans new it was coming they just didnt know when.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Major German offensive is launched against the Allies on the Western Front.
  • FDR Dies

    Roosevelt died April 12, and was succeeded by Truman
  • Bombing of Hiroshima

    First Nuclear attck on Japan. Between 60,000 and 80,000 people were killed instantly.
  • Bombing Nagasaki

    Second bombing of Japan, three days after the bombing of Hiroshima. Estamated 60,000 to 70,000 people were killed or missing, 140,000 were injuried.
  • Japan's surrender

    After the nuclear attacks on Japan, they surrenederd unconditonaly. This is what won the war for the united states.