World War II

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    World War II

  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    On September 1st, the Germans attacked, and on September 3rd, Great Britain and France declared war on Germany.
  • Attending County Fair

    Attending County Fair
    Thousands of persons of all faiths, attending the county fair, joined in a peace demonstration as Great Britain declared war on Nazi Germany.
  • France Surrenders To Germany

    France Surrenders To Germany
    The French abandon Paris, declaring it an open city. This allows the Germans to enter the French capital on June 14 without resistance.
  • Meeting Held in Pittsburgh

    Meeting Held in Pittsburgh
    Due to economy issues and war issues there is a Public Officails meeting held in Pittsburgh. During this meeting officials plan the mobilization of Pittsburgh district resources.
  • Warscraft Makers

    Warscraft Makers
    During World War II Pennsylvania played an important rule.The government used Pennsylvania to build ships and warcraft machines. During this time war production increased.
  • Japanese Attack On Pearl Harbor

    Japanese Attack On Pearl Harbor
    Japanese attack on U.S at Pearl Harbor.
  • Pittsburgh and Pearl harbor

    Pittsburgh and Pearl harbor
    Only in the city of Pittsburgh, 1200 men enlisted in the armed forces after the shocking event at Pearl Harbor. It was surprising because to most Americans the attack on Pearl Harbor was just an interruption to their radio newscast.
  • New Vice Pres.

    New Vice Pres.
    Current Vice President, Philip Murray, loses his spot in office. John O' Leary takes the new position as Vice President.
  • Batte of Midway

    Batte of Midway
    37 Douglas Dauntless bombers from the USS Enterprise peeled off into a dive attack on two Japanese aircraft carriers.
  • Battle Of Stalingrad

    Battle Of Stalingrad
    battle of World War II between Nazi Germany and its allies, and the Soviet Union, for for control of the city of Stalingrad in southwestern Russia. The battle took place between 17 July 1942 and 2 February 1943.
  • D Day

    D Day
    The Allied invasion of German-occupied France in Normandy.
  • Pennsylvania loans money to War

    The fifth War Loan went $5,000,000 over the $334,914,500 quota for the 19-county Western Pennsylvania area.
  • More War loans

    The fifth time War Loans go over for Western PA. This time it went $5,000,000 over the $334,914,500 quota.
  • Allies Liberate Paris

    Allies Liberate Paris
    Nazi German garrison in Paris, France, surrendered to Allied forces, thus completing the liberation of Paris. the Allies freed Paris from the hated Nazis during World War Two.
  • President Roosevelt

    In winning his fourth term, President Roosevelt carried Allegheny County with a 75,582 majority over Thomas E. Dewey.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945. Hitler had convinced himself that the alliance between Britain, France and America in the western sector of Europe was not strong and that a major attack and defeat would break up the alliance. Therefore, he ordered a massive attack against what were primarily American forces.
  • Battle Of Iwo Jima

    Battle Of Iwo Jima
    America demanded that the island be secured. Continuous air and naval bombardment began 74 days before the scheduled invasion to prepare the way. he massive bombardment was meant to smash the Japanese defensive
  • FDR Dies, Truman becomes president

    FDR Dies, Truman becomes president
    President Franklin Delano Roosevelt passes away after four momentous terms in office, leaving Vice President Harry S. Truman in charge of a country still fighting the Second World War. Truman takes over presidency.
  • Hitlers Suicide

    Hitlers Suicide
    Adolf Hitler and His wife were hiding and didnt want to be captured by the Soviets. They both took a poisonous pill that killed them within minutes.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    -"Victory in Europe Day", the day the Allies celebrated the end of World War II in Europe having accomplished the defeat of Nazi Germany and the end of Hitler's Third Reich
  • Douglas R. Nowicki

    Douglas R. Nowicki was born on May 8th,1945 in Pennsylvania. This same day people all over Europe were also celebrating there victory over Germnay. He was Chancellor and the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at St. Vincent College in Pennsylvania.
  • U.S helps with Weapons

    "Trinity" was the code name for the first nuclear weapons test of an atomic bomb. It was conducted by the United States Army, it was preparing them for the drop on Hiroshima. It connects to Pennsylvania because much of the construction of the container was done in Pittsburgh before being tested.
  • Coal Company

    Pittsburgh Coal Company's Stalkholder allow Consolidation Coal Company to merge together. Now productivity and also money will increase, to help the war.
  • Staff Sargent

    Alvin P. Carey was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. He was a Staff Sargent in World War II. He was burried in Westmoreland County.
  • Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima

    Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima
    United States used a massive, atomic weapon(called "Little Boy." ) against Hiroshima, Japan. This atomic bomb, the equivalent of 20,000 tons of TNT, flattened the city, killing tens of thousands of civilians
  • Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki

    Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki
    American forces have dropped an atomic bomb by parachute from an American B29 Bomber on Nagasaki - the second attack on Japan in three days.
  • Steel Mills

    Russian labor leaders tour the city'd steel mills. Pittsburgh is nicknamed the "Steel City" because of the steel mills and because of there productions during this time period.
  • VJ day

    VJ day
    President Truman announced that the Japanese Government had agreed to comply in full with the Potsdam Declaration demanding the unconditional surrender of Japan.
  • Bad Economy Due to War

    Pittsburgh economy gets worse and worse due to war issues and econmy problems. Pittsburgh lays off over 7,000 workers due to it.
  • War hurts Pittsburgh

    Pittsburgh district industries laid off 7000 workers as the first cancellation of a war contract became effective.