World War II Timeline

By b.lind
  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    On September 1, 1939 Adolf Hitlr makes the decision to invade Poland. Polish Troops surrender on September 28-30.
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    World War II: Beggining to End

  • Moses Annenberg

    Moses Annenberg
    Moses Annenberg is indicted. He is charged with stealing 3.2 million in Income Taxes.
  • France Surrenders to Germany

    France Surrenders to Germany
    Hitler unleashes Blitzkreig on France. The French are overrun, and flee Paris leaving it for Germany to take over.
  • Republican Convention

    Republican Convention
    Republican Convention, held in Phildelphia, nominates Wendell Wilkey as their canadaite. He would go on to lose to FDR.
  • Paul Peter Plishka

    Paul Peter Plishka
    Opera singer Paul Peter Plishka is born in Old Forge, Pa
  • Pearl Habor.

    Pearl Habor.
    On the morning of December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked the Navy Base Pearl Harbor. They were able to destroy most of the Pacific Fleet.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    The Japanese had planned to Surprise the Amercians and destroy the Pacific Fleet. The Amercians were able to intercept their plans and surprise them and sink 4 of their carriers.
  • Stone Quarry

    Stone Quarry
    20 tons of Gelignite explode in a stone quarry in Easton, Pa.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    The Battle of Stalingrad lasted from July 17, 1942– Feburary 2, 1943.The Red Army as demoralized but was able to hold the Germans off. Germans controlled almost 90% of the city at one time.
  • Joe Biden

    Joe Biden
    Vice president Joe Biden is born in Scranton, Pa. Biden was named Running mate for Barack Obama in 2008.
  • D-Day

    The Allies make plans to invade German occupied France. It would be the biggest military invasion in History. The Allies suffer very heavy losses.
  • Jayme Weith

    Jayme Weith
    Jayme Weith, an Amercian artist was born in Pennsylvania.
  • Allies Liberate Paris

    Allies Liberate Paris
    The Allies are able to get the Germans to surrender. The French are freed from German Rule.
  • "Jeremiah"

    Leonard Bernsteain's "Jeremiah" makes its debut in Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    The Allies were pushing into Germany. The Germans were able to push through the line creating a bulge in the Allied line.
  • New Years Protest.

    New Years Protest.
    War protesters in Pittsburgh riot in the streets. One person is killed, 11 are hurt.
  • Hersheys Choclate.

    Hersheys Choclate.
    Milton Hershey dies in Phildelphia. He formed one of the biggest choclate companies in the world.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    The objective of Iwo Jima was to capture Mount Suribachi. The Amercians were able to capture it it would be the deciding battle of the war 9n the Pacific.
  • FDR dies, Harry Truman becomes President

    FDR dies, Harry Truman becomes President
    Frankiln D. Roosevelt dies on April 12, 1945 at his home. Harry Truman would assume his duties as President.
  • WPVI.

    The WPVI channel, channel 6, began broadcasting in Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Hitler commits Suicide

    Hitler commits Suicide
    As the Allies were closing in, Adolf Hitler decided to take his own life. He was found dead, he had shot himself in the head.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    Victory in Europe day,. This is when the Allies offically accepted the surrender of Germany.
  • Atomic bomb Dropped on Hiroshima

    Atomic bomb Dropped on Hiroshima
    Amercian bombers drop the Atomic bomb on Hiroshima. over 100,000 people were killed in the blast.
  • Atomic bomb Dropped on Nagasaki

    Atomic bomb Dropped on Nagasaki
    The 2nd bomb is dropped on Nagasaki, thousands of people killed. The deciding factor in the surrender of Japan.
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    Victory in Japan Day. This is the day when Allies accepted the terms of surrender for Japan.
  • Escape.

    Bank robber Willie Sutton escapes jail in Philadelphia.