WW2 timeline of history AR

  • U-Boats Sink Merchant Vessels

    U-boats were required to spend most of their time surfaced running on diesel engines, diving only when attacked or for rare daytime torpedo strikes.Germanys U-Boats tried to sink merchant vessels faster by useing these.
  • Battle For Britain

    is the name given to the air campaign brought on by the German Air Force against the United Kingdom. The objective of the campaign was to gain air superiority over the Royal Air Force. The Battle of Britain was the first major campaign to be fought entirely by air forces.
  • Vichy France begins

    was the government of France until August 1944. This government, called itself the French State. Marshal Philippe Pétain proclaimed the government following the military defeat of France by Nazi Germany during World War II and the vote by the National Assembly.
  • Japan Joins Axis

    Japan joins Italy and Germany to stop the U.S from attacking them.
  • FDR Approves "Shoot on Sight

    Germany was attacking US Ships In the early 1940’s FDR fought back by the shoot on site Tactic.(To shoot when U.S soilders saw something).
  • Hitler Breaks Non-Agression Agreement and Invades the Soviet Union

    He attacked Russia by Operation Barbarossa in the Summer of 1941.
  • Japanese Ambassadors Arrive in Washington D.C

    The Ambassador was supposed be deliver the formal rejection to the Us.This rejection was delivered a few minutes before the attack on Pearl Harbor. When the Japanese finally delivered the note to the U.S FDR was already aware of the attack and wasnt going to change his mind.
  • Pearl Harbor Attacked

    Was an unannounced military strike conducted by the Japanese navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. It resulted in the United States' entry into World War II.
  • Germany and Italy Declare War on U.S

    Germany and Italy have announced they are at war with the United States. America immediately responded by declaring war on the two Axis powers.
  • MacArthur Promises to Return

    While changing trains in Terowie in South Australia, US Army General Douglas MacArthur addressed journalists with his quote, "I came out of Bataan and I shall return". The promise that took more than two years to fulfill and cost thousands of lives, and it was a promise desperately needed.
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    took place in the Philippines and was later accounted as a Japanese war crime. The 60-mile march happend after the three-month Battle of Bataan.
    The march, involved the forcible transfer of 75,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war1 captured by the Japanese in the Philippines from the Bataan peninsula to prison camps.
    was characterized by physical abuse and murder, and resulted in very high fatalities inflicted upon the prisoners and civilians.
  • Battle of Coral Sea

    Was a major naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II between the Imperial Japanese Navy and Allied naval and air forces from the United States and Australia. The battle was the first big action in which aircraft carriers engaged each other.
  • Battle of Midway

    Is regarded by most as a very important naval battle of the Pacific Campaign of World War II. This was Six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States Navy defeated an Imperial Japanese Navy attack against Midway Atoll
  • Guadalcanal

    Is a tropical island in the South-Western Pacific. It is the largest island in the Solomon Islands, it is a province. Guadalcanal was where fighting between American and Japanese soldiers in the Second World War took place. Guadalcanal is mainly covered in tropical rainforest and jungle.
  • General Eisenhower and His Forces Land in North Africa

    Operation Torch was the British-American invasion of French North Africa in World War II during the North African Campaign,
  • End of Battle of Stalingrad

    The end of the war was the surrender of the German VI Army.
  • Sicily Falls

    Allies took Sicily from Italy and Nazi Germany. The Allies drove Axis air and naval forces from the island. the Mediterranean's sea lanes were opened and Benito Mussolini was thrown from power. which lead to the Allied invasion of Italy.
  • Rome Falls

    Was the liberation of Rome, the first Axis capital to fall to the allies.
  • D-Day

    Were the Normandy "Landings".
    It was conducted in two phases: by air: The landing of 24,000 American, British, Canadian and French airborne troops shortly after midnight, and an amphibious landing of Allied infantry and armoured divisions on the coast of France.
  • Kamikaze attacks Begin

    These attacks followed several critical military defeats for Japan. At that time, Japan experienced a decreasing capacity to wage war, the loss of experienced pilots, and a rapidly declining industrial capacity.These factors led to the use of kamikaze tactics as Allied forces advanced towards the Japanese home islands.
  • MacArthur Returns

    Troops made the red beach sector secure enough so that General McArthur can make a "dramatic" entrance.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    This German offensive was officially named the Ardennes-Alsace campaign by the U.S. Army, but it is known to the English-speaking general public simply as the Battle of the Bulge. The “bulge” was the initial incursion the Germans put into the Allies’ line of advance, as seen in maps presented in contemporary newspapers.
  • U.S Flag raised on Mt. Suribachi

    U.S Flag raised on Mt. Suribachi
    Was the Raising of the U.S Flag on Iwo Jima.The picture is a historic photograph. It depicts five United States Marines and a U.S. Navy corpsman raising the flag atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.
  • Okinawa Taken

    The Battle of Okinawa, was fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa. It was an 82-day-long battle. The capture of Okinawa was part of a three-point plan the Americans had for winning the war in the Far East.
  • Truman Becomes President

    Harry Truman inherited the presidency from Franklin D. Roosevelt just before the end of World War II, and made the decision three months later, to use atomic bombs to end the war against Japan. He helped create the United States's role in the Cold War and led the nation into the Korean War, while maintaining Roosevelt's New Deal in his own way "Fair Deal" program.
  • Hitler Commits Suicide

    Hitler Commits Suicide
    On this day in 1945, in his bunker under his headquarters in Berlin, Adolf Hitler commit suicide by swallowing a cyanide capsule and shooting himself in the head. Soon after, Germany unconditionally surrendered to the Allied forces, ending Hitler's dreams of a "1,000-year" Reich.
  • V-E Day

    Victory in Europe Day. The date when the World War II Allies formally accepted the surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich.
  • Hiroshima

    The United States of America dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima at 8:15am, near the end of World War II.
  • Nagasaki

    During World War II, the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (2nd). Nagasaki was the last city in the world to be subject to nuclear attack.40,000 people were killed by the bomb.
  • V-J Day

    Victory over Japan Day is a name chosen for the day on which the Surrender of Japan occurred, effectively ending World War II.
  • Formal Surrender of Japan

    Formal Surrender of Japan
    The surrender of Japan brought hostilities in World War II to an end. the Imperial Japanese Navy had no capacity to conduct operations, and an Allied invasion of Japan was comeing. While publicly stating their intent to fight until the end, Japan's leaders at the Supreme Council for the Direction of the War were privately making entreaties to the Soviet Union.