Kaiser William the 2nd promised German support for Austria to get to Serbia
The "Lusitania" was sunk by a German U-boat
WW1- Italy War
Italy declared war on Germany and Austria
WW1- War Declaration
US declares war on Germany
Turkey made peace
Germany signed an armistice with the Allies- the official date of the end of the war
WW2 Europe- Hitler has Power
Adolf Hitler becomes leader of National Socialist (Nazi) Party
WW2 Europe- Nazis Rise
Nazi Party declared Germany's only political party
WW2 Europe- Purge
Soviet leader Josef Stalin begins a purge of Red Army generals.
WW2 Europe- Czechoslovakia
Nazi's take Czechoslovakia
WW2 Europe- Poland
Nazis invade Poland
WW2 Europe- Romania
German troops enter Romania
WW2 Europe- Lend-Lease
President Roosevelt signed the Lend-Lease act
WW2 Pacific- Pearl Harbor
Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; also attacks the Phillipines, wake Island, Guam, Malaya, Thailand, Shanghi, and Midway
WW2 Pacific- War
US and Britain declare war on Japan, Japanese land near Singapore and enter Thailand
WW2 Pacific- Manila
Japanese bomb Manila
WW2 Pacific- Australia
First US troops arrive in Australia
WW2 Pacific- Bataan Death March
Bataan Death march begins as 76,000 allied POWs including 12,000 US are forced to walk 60 miles
Korea - The Beginning
North Korea invades South Korea with 135,000 men
President Harry Truman deploys the 7th fleet to the waters off Taiwan to prevent the spread of conflict
Korea- First infantry
First US Infantry arrives in Korea. Two reinforced rifle companies of the 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, and the 24th Infantry Division. Along with Battery A of the 52nd Field Artillery Battalion, it comprises Task Force Smith.
Korea- Marine aviation
The first marine corps aviation against are flown from the USS Sicily by Corsairs
1st Marine division participates in routing enemy guerilla forces in Masan-Pohang
President Truman relieves General MacArthur for insubordination and replaces him with General Ridgway. LTG James A. Van Fleet, the Commanding General of Second Army, is assigned as the new commander of Eighth Army.
Vietnam- Dien Bien Phu
Vietnam forces French command post at Dien Bien Phu and the French Commander orders his troops to cease fire. It lasted 55 days
Leading to Vietnam- John Kennedy
He was inaugurated as the 35th president. He mentioned about sending troops to Southeast Asia
Vietnam- American helicopters
American helicopters arrive at South Vietnam with 400 US personnel and they will maintain and fly the aircraft
leading to Vietnam
In Operation Chopper, helicopters flown by U.S. Army pilots ferry 1,000 South Vietnamese soldiers to sweep a NLF stronghold near Saigon. It marks America's first combat missions against the Vietcong.
Leading to VIetnam- Presidential Palace Saigon
Bombed by two renegade South Vietnamese pilots flying American-made WW2 fighter planes
leading to Vietnam
At the hamlet of Ap Bac, the Vietcong 514th Battalion and local guerrilla forces ambush the South Vietnamese Army's 7th division.
Leading to Vietnam- John F Kennedy Assassination
Was riding a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas TX.
Vietnam- Gulf of Tonkin Incident
Three North vietnamese PT boats fired torpedoes at the USS Maddox, 30 miles off the coast of North Vietnam.
Vietnam- U.S. Helicopter
A US helicopter base and advisory compound in the Central Highlands in South Vietnam are attacked by NLF Commandos. Nine Americans were killed more than 70 were wounded
Vietnam- Vietcong bomb
A Vietcong placed bomb explodes in a hotel killing 23 Americans in the Qui Nonh hotel
Vietnam- Operation Crimp
U.S. Operations set out Operation Crimp. deploying nearly 8,000 troops.It is the largest American operation of the war. Goal was to capture the Vietcong's headquarters in the Saigon area
Vietnam- Operation Attleboro
196th Brigade and 22,000 South Viet, troops begin and aggressive search and destroy sweeps through Tay Ninh Province. Immediately huge caches of supplies belonging to the NLF 9th Division are discovered. There is no head to head contacts. Mission ends after 6 weeks more than 1,000 Vietcong and 150 Americans were killed
Vietnam- Operation Cedar Falls
Drive Vietcong forces from the Iron Triangle, 60 square mile area lying between the Saigon river and Route 13. 60,000 Americans troops and 14,000 south Viet troops move into the Iron Triangle. Encounter no major resistance. Huge amounts of enemy supplies are taken. 19 days 72 Americans were killed, mostly snipers emerging from concealed tunnels and body traps. 712 Vietcong are killed
Vietnam- Operation Junction City
240 helicopters sweep over Tay Ninh Province. Goal is to destroy Vietcong bases and the Vietcong Military headquarters for South Vietnam. Located in war zone C, north of Saigon. 30,000 U.S. troops to part and 5,000 South Viet. troops. After 72 days Junction city ends. American forces succeed in capturing large quantities of stores, equipment and weapons. There was no large decisive battles.
Vietnam- My Lai Massacre
Charlie company, 11th brigade Americal Divison entered the village of My Lai. Later after they entered the killing began then when the news of the atrocities surfaced it scared the US political establishment.
Persian Golf- Invasion of Kuwait
President of Egypt negotiates between Iraq and Kuwait to avoid intervention with the United States.
Persian Gulf- Schwarzkopf
Schwarzkopf asks for Army planners to begin work on the ground offensive
Persian Gulf- Saudi Arabia
Bush decides to double the US forces in Saudi Arabia, it was kept a secret until November 8th
Persian Golf- Operation Desert Shield
Prevent possible attack on Saudi Arabia
Persian Gulf- Operation desert Storm
There was a 42 day attack and on February 28th there was a cease fire. Which, leads to the Iraq War in 2003
Persian Gulf- Operation Desert Sabre
Massive allied ground offensive heading from North eastern Saudi Arabia into Kuwait and Southern Iraq
Bosnia- Cease Fire
George H. W. Bush declares a cease fire. Most Iraqi forces in Kuwait have fled
Bosnia and Herzegovina declare independence
Somalia- First US forces arrives
The first American forces arrived to help protect the US food airlift
Somalia- Bush visits
Bush visits Somalia, where he saw first hand the famine racking the east African Nation. He praised the US troops who helped
Somalia- NATO Allies
Clinton sent secretary of state to consult with NATO allies and Russia to gain support for the "lift and strike" strategy
Somalia- Battle of Mogadishu
Battle between US troops and the Somalian Militiamen.
Bosnia- Sarajevo attacked
Killed 68 and 200 were wounded, international call for help
NATO shoots down four Serbian aircraft over Bosnia, intervening for the first time since the war began
Military effectiveness takes hold and massive NATO bombing forces.
Milosevic is ready to become peaceful. Wright Patterson Air Force Base agrees to democratic elections and war criminals be handed over for prosecution
Somalia- Saddam Hussein step down
George W. Bush declared that he step down from power and leave Iraq within 48 hours.