• Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain was the name given to the air campaign by the German Air Force against the United Kingdom.
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  • FDR approves "shoot on sight"

    FDR approves "shoot on sight"
    Germany had been attacking US ships.
  • Japan joins Axis

    Gave Japan a better chance at controlling the Pacific.
  • Hitler breaks Non- Agression agreement and invades the Soviet Union

    Over 4.5 million troops of the axis powers invaded the USSR along a 1,800 mile front.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    A military strike by the Japenese navy against the US naval base.
  • Japenese ambassors arrive in Washington

    Spoke with FDR
  • Germany and Italy delcare war on US

  • MacArthur promises return

    MacArthur promises return
    Promises to return to the Philippines while retreating from the Japenese.
  • Bataan death march

    Took place in the Philippines and was later a Japenese war crime.
  • Battle of Coral Sea

    This was a major naval battle in the Pacific during WWII between the Japenese Navy and allied naval air forces from the US and Australia. This battle was the first fleet action in which aircraft carriers engaged eachother.
  • Battle of Midway

    Most important naval battle of the Pacific Campaign of WWII
  • Guadalcanal

    The battle of Guadalcanal was fought on and around the island of Guadalcanal.
  • General Eisenhower and his forces land in North America

  • Vichy France Begins

    Metropolitan France was divided into a German occupational zone.
  • End of Battle of Stalingrad

    Surrender of German VI armed forces.
  • Silicy Falls

    Silicy Falls
    The allies took Silicy from the axis.
  • Rome Falls

    Rome Falls
    The allied forces captured their first Axis capital, Rome.
  • D-Day

    Also known as Normandy Landings were the operations of the allied invasion of Normandy during WWII
  • MacArthur Returns

    US General Douglas MacArthur kept the promise he made 2 and a half years earlier to the people of the Philippines. He returned to the islands with an invasion force.
  • Kamikaze attacks begin

    The first mass kamikaze.
  • Battle of Bulge

    Battle of Bulge
    The last major German offensive of the war.
  • US flag raised on Mt. Suribachi

    US flag raised on Mt. Suribachi
    Marines raised the American flag at the summit of Mt. Suribachi during the battle for Iwo Jima.
  • Okinawa Taken

    Fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa. This battle lasted 82 days.
  • Truman becomes president

    Truman becomes president
    33rd president.
  • Hitler commits suicide

    Hitler commits suicide
    The cause of death is suicide by a gunshot wound to the head and cyanide poisoning.
  • V-E Day

    V-E Day
    The date when the WWII allies accepted the surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich.
  • Hiroshima

    Another effort to end the war.
  • Nagasaki

    Another effort by the United States to end the war, Japan would not accept.
  • V-J Day

    V-J Day
    The ending of WWII. The surrending of Japan also occurred on this day as well.
  • Formal Surrender of Japan

    Japan surrenders after the bombing of Nagasaki.