Office of Scientific Research and Developement (ORSD)
Roosevelt created this bill to bring scientists into the war effort to improve radar, sonar, locating submarines, and the use of pesticides.
The Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor.
The code name for research work for the first atomic bomb.
Office of Price Administration (OPA)
Fought inflation by freezing wages, prices, and rents and rationed foods.
Interment of Japanese Americans
Roosevelt signed an order to remove of people of Japanese acentry from California, Washington, Oregon, and Arizona.
Formation of WAAC
Women would work in noncombat positions as nurses, ambulance drivers, radio operators, electricians, and pilots.
Battle of Midway
A turning point in thePacific War, soon the Allies began "island hopping". Island by island they won territory back from the Japanese, and began moving closer to Japan.
Battle of Stalingrad
The German commander surrendered, two days later, his starving troops also surrendered.
The North African Front
The last of the Afrika Korps surrendered after months of fighting.
Congress passed the Servicemen's Readjustment Act, better known as the GI Bill of Rights, which provided education and training for soldiers.
The first day of the Allies invasion in Normandy, France.
Liberation Of Death Camps
The first Soviet troop came upon one of the Nazi death camps and worked hard to bury and burn all evidence of their hideous crimes.
The Allies Gain Ground
The Allies had freed France, Belgium, and Lexembourg.
Americans capture their first German town, Aachen.
Battle of the Bulge
Hitler hoped that a victory would split American and British forces and break up Allied supply lines. Tanks drove 60 miles into Allied territory, creating a bulge in the lines that gave this desperate lastditch offensive.
Battle for Okinawa
U.S marines invaded Okinawa.
President Roosevelt had a stroke and died, that night Vice President Harry S. Truman became the nation's 33rd president.
V E Day
The Allies celebrated V E Day, victory in Europe Day, when the war was finally over.
The Mahattan Project
The first test of the new bomb took place in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
Dropping the bomb
Truman ordered the military to make final plans for dropping two atomic bombs on Japanese targets.