WWII timeline By pete4122 Jan 1, 1939 Philadelphia At the beginning of WWII helped to elevated Philadelphia out of the Depression. This is because the war created many new jobs in the defense departments. Period: Jan 1, 1939 to Dec 31, 1945 timeline May 22, 1939 Pa Freight carts and ships moved through the u.s. Most being brought through Pittsburgh Sep 1, 1939 Germany invades Poland Germany began its assualt on the world by first conquering Poland. which took almost a month Sep 1, 1939 Old Pennsylvania Most Pennsylvanians did not like the idea of war. they were too tied up iin the great depression Sep 3, 1939 Peace Demonstrations Peace demonstrations occured by people of all faiths at a County Fair. They were demonstating because Great Britain had just declared war on Nazi Germany. Jun 4, 1940 Pirate Game The Pittsburgh Pirates played their frist game at Forbes Field. Jun 14, 1940 France surrenders to Germany France surrenders to Germany. The armistice was made official june 25th Sep 1, 1940 old Pennsylvania passed a peacetime draft law. which caused every male from the ages of 21-36 to enter the draft Oct 16, 1940 Peacetime Draft Allegheny County men registered for the peacetime draft. There were 188,876 men in all. Officially, 89,069 men were city residents. Oct 22, 1940 Pa in 1940 industrial leaders in York Pa began and industrial expansion. By highering more workers Jan 1, 1941 Stell production Due to the wartime efforts, the steel production matched that of 1929. The Pittsburgh steel mills were operating at 100 percent capacity. Feb 1, 1941 old pennsylvania Pennsylvania had sent troops to the war. By the end of the war more than 500,000 Pennsylvanians had served in the war Feb 22, 1941 old Pensylvania Pennsylvania had deployed the national guard. They had been deployed to different camps in the U.S Oct 1, 1941 Smoke Control City Council wanted to pass a more stringent smoke control ordinance. This ordinance had to be postponed due to the war. Dec 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor The day that Japan had Began a suprise attack on the U.S.A. The picture is the U.S.S. Arizona which is left undersea as a memorial to all who lost there life that day Mar 5, 1942 Air Raid Drills Air Raid Drills were organized in Pittsburgh. Jun 4, 1942 Battle of Midway The battle of Midway started on June 4th 1942. And, ended on june 7th 1942 Jul 17, 1942 Battle of Stalingrad Germany invades Russia. Other axis powers helped Jun 6, 1944 D Day The date that the allies stormed the beachs of Normandy. The original date for d-day was june 5th but due to expected weather conditions it was pushed back a day. Aug 25, 1944 Allies Liberate Paris Paris was freed from Axis control(Germany). Germany surrenders to the allied powers. Dec 16, 1944 Battle of the bulge Americans and Germans battle it out in the ardennes forest. It was mid december so it was extremely cold out Feb 19, 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima The battle of Iwo Jima. It was a operation to fight the Japanese and take over Iwo Jima Apr 12, 1945 FDR dies this is the date that FDR had died. His cause of death was a massive stroke Apr 12, 1945 Truman becomes president Truman became the president the moment that FDR had died. Truman became VP in 1944 Apr 30, 1945 Hitler commits suicide Hitler commited suicide on this date. There is no proof whether he did commit suicide May 8, 1945 VE Day Germany and the other nations surrender. The war in the European front is won Aug 6, 1945 atomic bomb dropped on nagasaki Atomic bomb dropped on a large japanese city. One of two used nuclear weapons in history Aug 9, 1945 atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima one of the largest cities in Japan. The last of the two nuclear bombings in history Sep 2, 1945 VJ day Japan surrenders To the United States. After fighting for years the war is finished Oct 22, 1945 Philadelphians Fighting in WWII At this time, there were 184,000 Philadelphians that were serving in the Armed Forces. Many of the minorities that were excluded from the Union were used to fill in the job openings.