Germany invades Poland marking the start of World War II lasted until October 6, 1939
Australia enters the War
After Germany declared war on Britain, Australia being a colony of the Britain also entered the war. Focussed on helping in the Pacific war campaign.
Canada Enters the War
Canada enters the war marking the first independent declaration of war by the country Canadian Calvary was extremely useful to the Allies.
Battle of Britain
A German Bombing campaign against Britain originally destroyed British airfields and radar, later shifted to bombing cities and buildings of political signifigance. Germany failed to get air superiority.
This plan was proposed for Septemberof 1940, but never was carried through, the goal was to invade the United Kingdom and have Air Supramacy over the English Channel.
This was what the Nazi's called the invasion of the USSR, early in the Germans seemed very successful, but they started too early and were unprepared for Russian winters, This marked the last major offensive of Germany.
Battle of Leningrad
A prolonged battle in the city of Lenningrad between the Soviet Union, and the Germans,Italians, and Finish. After about 3 years of fighting the Russians were victorious.
Attack on Pearl Harbor
Japanese Navy launches an attack on the US naval base in Pearl Harbor, resulting in many US casualties this is the main reason the US entered the war
Battle for the Coral Sea
Naval battle between Allies and Japanese resulting in Japanese tactical victory, but Allied strategic victory.
Battle of Midway
Most important naval battle in the Pacific Campaign, included the United States against the Japanese ending up in an American victory.
Battle of Stalingrad
Nazi's and its allies fought the Soviet Union in the city of Stalingrad lasting seven months and resulting in a Russian victory.
Battle of Guadalcanal
The second major Allied offensive against the Japanese, it was a plan to protect Allied convoys in the area, resulting in an Allied victory.
British-American invasion of French North Africa resulting in Allied victory
Battle of Tarawa
The first American offensive against the Japanese, many casualties, but ultimately resulted in US success
An allied attempt to land on Anzio Landing in Italyin order to gain an advantage known as Operation Shingle, was successful.
The largest amphibious invasion of all time, Allies stormed Normandy beaches overpowering the axis power for a decisive victory.
Invasion of France
Codename: Operation Overlord, in the Allied invasion of France in an attempt to retake France from Germany taking place on the same day as D-Day it resulted in an Allied victory
America reclaims Guam for Japan
American marines enter a 3 week battle against the Japanese in an effort to retake Guam, and overall is successful
Operation Market Garden
U.S paratroopers land in the Netherlands to take part in an attempt to capture all major bridges, ultimately ends in a failure.
Battle of the Bulge
A major German offensive through the Ardennes Mountains region in Belgium ultimately ended up in failure for the Germans making it an Allied victory.
Battle of Iwo Jima
Major American victory over the Japanese on the island of Iwo Jima in an attempt to capture some japanese airfields, becoming one of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific Campaign
Battle of Okinawa
The largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War, fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa, resulting in Allied victory.
Battle for Berlin
Final Offensive against Germany that resulted in Russian/Polish victory this battle is what led the Germans to surrender and end the war in Europe.
Hilter Commits suicide
Hitler kills himself with a pistol, while his wife Eva used a poisen capsule, afterwords their bodies were burned by German generals.
U.S drops drops the atomic bomb "Little Boy" in an attempt to force Japan to surrender.
United States drops their second atomic bomb called "Fat-Man" on the Island-city of Nagasaki, Japan. After the Japanese refused to surrender.
Marks the victoria over Japan as they surrender after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Victory in Europe Day marking the day that Germany had agreed to surrender to the Allies