WWII TIMETOAST TIMELINE

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    WWII

  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    Germany invaded Poland using the blitzkrieg strategy. 1.5 million troops were ordered in this invasion. Britian and France, Polish allies, declared war on Germany two days after this event causing World War II.
  • Aunt Graduates

    Aunt Graduates
    My Aunt Betty graduated in hope to find a secretarial job. She graduated from Saint Martins school.
  • Uncle Graduates

    Uncle Graduates
    My Great Uncle, Jack Worth, graduated highschool. He also went to Saint Martins.
  • France Surrenders to Germany

    France Surrenders to Germany
    France asks Germany for an armistice, or to stop fighting. This armistice was signed on June 22, 1940. According to the terms of surrender, France had to disarm their weapons.
  • Grandfather's Birthday and decisions were made

    Grandfather's Birthday and decisions were made
    My Grandfather Greis' birthday is December 3rd. People listened to the radios, shocked to hear about Pearl harbor. Eventually my Uncle Jack decides to join the Army.
  • Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor
    2,403 people died during this attack and 188 planes were destroyed. The Pacific aircraft carriers, summaries, and oil fuel storages were not harmed during the attack.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    The reason for this battle is because Japan wanted to destroy U.S. Pacific Fleet's aircraft because it embarassed Japan's Navy. The Japanese Navy lost 3,057 people lost 3,057 people while the U.S. Pacific Fleet only lost 340 people. This battle stoped Japan's Pacific expansion.
  • Army and Marines

    Army and Marines
    My Grandpa decides to join the Army and my Uncle Herb joins the Marines. During this time there were "Block Watchers," who checked blocks to make sure everyone's blinds were shut and lights were off. My Great Aunt was a block watcher.
  • Aunt becomes Nurse

    Aunt becomes Nurse
    My Aunt Betty became a volunteer nurses aid. Because many nurses were sent to the army, there was a shortage of nurses.
  • The Battle of Stalingrad

    The Battle of Stalingrad
    Because Hitler hated Joseph Stalin, he ordered to take over Stalingrad simply because of the name. This war was fought in the winter of 1942 until the year of 1943. There were approximately 1.2 million casualties in this war.
  • People were Rationing

    People were Rationing
    Because a lot of the food was going to the war, familes had to ration their food. People had to start getting used to this for it would be like this throughout the whole period of the war. They were only allowed a certain amount of goods such as food, gas, clothing, etc.
  • D Day

    D Day
    More than 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircrafts supported D Day. 9,000 Allied soldiers were killed or wounded. This was a turning point of World War 2 mainly for Europe.
  • Grandma Sent to Washington D.C.

    Grandma Sent to Washington D.C.
    My Grandma took a job as an Ordinance Inspector and was sent to D.C. during the war. She inspected shells and also helped officers make armors for tanks.
  • Allies Liberate (free) Paris

    Allies Liberate (free) Paris
    This is also known as the Battle for Paris. Paris was under German occupation since June 14, 1940. Allied troops arrived on August 24th, 1944 to liberate the city.
  • Battle of Bulge

    Battle of Bulge
    The reason this Battle is known as the Battle of Bulge is because the German attack created a bulge in the Allied front line. Hitler sent a quarter million troops into the battle. Around 80 thousand Americans were killed, captured, or maimed in this battle.
  • Lonely Christmas

    Lonely Christmas
    We had family and friends that have died in the war. For many familes, this was a sad and lonely christmas for their friends and fmilies were at war and not home for the holidays.
  • While Grandma was in D.C.

    While Grandma was in D.C.
    At this point, everyone's lives were on hold because of this long lasting war. While my grandma was in D.C., she visited the Walter Reed Hospital to visit the Service men.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    During this battle, this island was the most populated 7.5 miles on earth for 36 days. There were 21,703 Japanese deaths and 6,821 American deaths. The U.S. was ordered to capture the two airfields on Iwo Jima.
  • FDR Dies

    FDR Dies
    President Franklin Delano Roosevelt died on this day after fainting. Shortly before he fainted, he complained about a pain in the back of his head. He was replaced that same day by Vice President Harry S. Truman.
  • Grandma Clara's Birthday

    Grandma Clara's Birthday
    My family celebrated my Grandma Clara's birthday on April 12th. My grandma was originally born in England. She made bomb's for World War 2.
  • Pilot Lost

    Pilot Lost
    We had a family friend who was a Pilot. While he was in a training mission, his plane was lost and he was never found.
  • Hitler Commits Suicide

    Hitler Commits Suicide
    The German court didn't officially declare Hitler's death until 1956. Many people think that Hitler shot himself but an autopsy shows that Hitler died from cyanide poisoning and the bullet was not what killed him.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    VE Day stands for the Victory in Europe Day.This is a day to show rememberance of those who fought for our freedom. Also, this is when the World War 2 Allies accepted the surrender of Nazi Germany.
  • Grandma's Birthday

    Grandma's Birthday
    My Grandma celebrated her birthday in Washington D.C. The girls she lived in a rooming house with threw her a party.
  • Atomic Bomb Bropped on Hiroshima

    Atomic Bomb Bropped on Hiroshima
    Hiroshima is located on the deltas of southwestern Honshu Island. The uranium bomb that was dropped was 9,700 pounds and blew up 1,900 feet above the city. Around 150,00 people were killed.
  • Atomic Bomb Dropped on Nagasaki

    Atomic Bomb Dropped on Nagasaki
    The bomb was dropped 1,625 feet above ground, destryoing most, if not all, of the city. Approximately 73,000 people were killed by this bomb. Three days prior to this event, a similar bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima.
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    This day is known as "Victory over Japan Day." Japanese forces surrendered on this day and effectively ended World War 2.
  • Celebration

    Celebration
    Everyone in my family was celebrating because the soldiers were finally coming home. Also, my Grandma soon returns home from D.C.
  • Grandpa's Birthday

    Grandpa's Birthday
    My Grandpa Crowley was born on April 15th. He lived until he was 60 years of age and died from heart problems.
  • Shocked about Bombs

    Shocked about Bombs
    Nobody ever heard of an atomic bomb before so everyone was very shocked to hear about it. Many people thought it was necessary to end the war soon.