Important events of WWII

By ajblack
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  • Nazi party came into power

  • Munich Agreement

    Britain and France agreed to Hitler's demands.
  • Germany invades Poland

  • Battle of France

    France and Britain lost France to Germany.
  • Battle of Britain

    Germany attempts to invade Britain, but looses.
  • Japan bombs the Pearl Harbor

    US declares war on Japan the next day.
  • First Japanese merchant ship sunk by a U.S. submarine

  • U.S. Naval base at Cavite captured by the Japanese

  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders General MacArthur out of the Philippines

  • U.S. cruisers and destroyers defeat a Japanese task force in the Battle of Cape Esperance off Guadalcanal.

  • Battle of Santa Cruz off Guadalcanal between U.S. And Japanese warships results in the loss of the Carrier HORNET.

    SANTA CRUZ!!!!!!
  • Operation Torch

    The Allies land in Morocco and Algeria and defeat the Vichy forces there. Gaining ground and supplies.
  • Allies defeat Japanese at Sanananda on New Guinea

  • Japan announces captured Allied pilots will be given "one way tickets to hell."

  • Strategic Bombing

    The US Army Air Force now had two locations to conduct the Strategic Bombing of the German industry and resources.
  • U.S. Marines invade Saipan in the Mariana Islands.

  • Operation Cobra

    The US 8th and 9th Air forces conduct a concentrated ‘carpet bombing’ mission assisting in the break out attack of the US 1st Army.
  • American troops complete the capture of the Mariana Islands

  • Operation Anvil (Dragoon)

    US 7th Army lands in Southern France to support the attack in Normandy.
  • U.S. airborne troops recapture Corregidor in the Philippines

  • Hitler Committs suicide

  • Germany Surenders

    Ending the war on the European front
  • First Atomic Bomb is successfully tested in the U.S

  • First Atomic Bomb dropped on Hiroshima from a B-29 flown by Col. Paul Tibbets

  • Japanese in Burma surrender