Ciara's WWII Timeline

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    Ciara's WWII Timeline

  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    HITLER IS AT IT AGAIN! The German Army planned to take over Poland, and Hitler's Plan worked.
  • PCA

    PCA
    Pennsylvania Central Airlines opened for the first day. Crowds gathered around for the opening.
  • Peace Fair

    Peace Fair
    Thousand's of people of all faith's attented the county fair joined in a peace demonstration as Great Britain declared war on Nazi Germany.
  • Mobilization of Pittsburgh

    Mobilization of Pittsburgh
    Industrial leaders met with public officials to plan mobilization of Pittsburgh district resources for the nation's $5,000,000,000 defense program.
  • France Surrenders to Germany

    France Surrenders to Germany
    After a tough battle, France gives into Germany. Adding to the long list of German victories.=(
  • Flag Day

    Flag Day
    Flag Day is celebrated every year on June 14. The United States Flag is rose in every state
  • Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor
    The surprise was complete. The attacking planes came in two waves; the first hit its target at 7:53 AM, the second at 8:55. By 9:55 it was all over.
  • Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor
    The surprise was complete. The attacking planes came in two waves; the first hit its target at 7:53 AM, the second at 8:55. By 9:55 it was all over.
  • Pittsburgh 1941: War, Race, Biography, and History

    Pittsburgh 1941: War, Race, Biography, and History
    A very famous article was written on December 7 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. This article focused on the harsh attack on Pearl Harbor.
  • A Change in Heart

    A Change in Heart
    The shock of the Pearl Harbor attack caused a change of heart in many young men.The day after the Pearl Harbor attack more than 1200 Pittsburgh young men volunteered for enlistment in the armed services in one day.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    The Battle of Midway, fought over and near the tiny U.S. mid-Pacific base at Midway atoll, represents the strategic high water mark of Japan's Pacific Ocean war. Prior to this action, Japan possessed general naval superiority over the United States and could usually choose where and when to attack.
  • War Show

    War Show
    The Army War Show was given at Pitt Stadium.
  • Battle of Stalingrand

    Battle of Stalingrand
    The Battle of Stalingrad is considered by many historians to have been the turning point in World War Two in Europe. The battle at Stalingrad bled the German army dry in Russia.
  • D-day

    D-day
    June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along acoastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.”
  • 5th War Loan

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

    War Contracts
    A survey showed that war contracts completed to date or underway in Pittsburgh district plants totaled $903,398,644, with $322,000,000 of it delivered to the front lines.
  • Postwar Project

    Postwar Project
    As the county's first postwar project, the county commissioners scheduled construction of the $4,000,000 Dravosburg Bridge over the Monongahela River.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    The Battle of the Bulge, fought over the winter months of 1944 – 1945, was the last major Nazi offensive against the Allies in World War Two. The battle was a last ditch attempt by Hitler to split the Allies in two in their drive towards Germany and destroy their ability to supply themselves.
  • Money

    Money
    Mayor Scully signed an ordinance setting the 1946 budget at $25,417,422 -- highest since 1931.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    The Battle of Iwo Jima took place in February 1945. The capture of Iwo Jima was part of a three-point plan the Americans had for winning the war in the Far East.
  • FDR dies

    FDR dies
    President Franklin Delano Roosevelt passes away after four terms in office, leaving Vice President Harry S. Truman in charge of a country still fighting the Second World War and in possession of a weapon of unprecedented and terrifying power.
  • City in Mourning

    City in Mourning
    The city and county governments, business, schools, and all other activities were suspended, all churches scheduled special prayer services, and Mayor Scully asked all amusement places to close in mourning for President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • Hitler Commits Suicide

    Hitler Commits Suicide
    After intense street-to-street combat, when Soviet troops were within a block or two of the Reich Chancellery, Hitler committed suicide, shooting himself in the temple while simultaneously biting into a cyanide capsule.
  • VE DAY

    VE DAY
    The United States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union provided most of the Allied forces during World War II, but few people realize that the fourth-largest contributor was Poland.
  • Soldiers Return home from the War=)

    Soldiers Return home from the War=)
    One hundred thousand persons turned out to extend a hero's welcome to 64 officers and enlisted men returning home from the war.
  • Atomic Bomb dropped on Hiroshima

    Atomic Bomb dropped on Hiroshima
    In the early morning hours of August 6, 1945, a B-29 bomber named Enola Gay took off from the island of Tinian and headed north by northwest toward Japan.
  • Atomic Bomb dropped on Nagasak

    Atomic Bomb dropped on Nagasak
    American forces have dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki the second attack on Japan in three days. The bomb was dropped by parachute from an American Bomber.
  • The Joyful Surrender of Japan

    The Joyful Surrender of Japan
    The city was jubilant over the surrender of Japan.
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    VJ stands for Victory over Japan. That day was given V-J Day because Japan unconditionally surrendered.
  • Effects of the War on Pittsburgh

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