WWII Timeline

  • The Neutrality Act of 1939

    This Act lifted the arms embargo and put all trade with belligerent nations under the terms of “cash-and-carry.”
  • The North Africa Campaign

    campaigns fought in the Libyan and Egyptian deserts and in Morocco and Algeria, as well as Tunisia.
  • The Lend-Lease Act

    allowed the U.S. government to lend or lease war supplies to any nation
  • The Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service upon the United States against the naval base
  • The Battle of the Coral Sea

    major naval battle between the Imperial Japanese Navy and the naval and air forces of the United States
  • The Battle of Midway

    a key battle to secure dominance in the Pacific in World War II
  • The Battle of Guadalcanal

    series of World War II land and sea clashes between Allied and Japanese forces on and around Guadalcanal
  • D-Day

    Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. Codenamed Operation Neptune and often referred to as D-Day, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history.
  • The Battle of the Bulge

    a major German offensive campaign on the Western Front during World War II
  • The Battle of Okinawa

    the last major battle of World War II, and one of the bloodiest.
  • The Dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    The United States detonated two atomic bombs over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki