United States Eurpean Theater

  • Air War

    The air war in the European Theatre commenced in 1939.
  • World War 2 Started

    World War 2 Started
    World War two started because Germany Attacked Poland other European countries felt they had to act. The result was six long years of World War II.
  • Neutrality

    United States proclaims its neutrality during the beging of the war. But that doesnt stay once the states were bombed
  • American Neutrality Act

    American Neutrality Act was amended to allow "cash and carry" purchases by the Allies. By this happening we help other nations
  • Battle of britain

    Battle of Britain was a major air battle that almost eveyone was involed in.
  • Lend Lease Act

    President Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Act. Lend-Lease plan to assist nations fighting the Axis without technically violating the Neutrality Act
  • Bomb On Pearl Habor

    Japan suddenly pushed the United States into the struggle by attacking the American naval base at Pearl Harbor, THis is important for the united states because if we were never bombed we woundnt have been involed in the war.
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    The European Theater of Operations Army Lifespan

    It referred to Army Ground Forces, United States Army Air Forces, and Army Service Forces operations north of Italy and the Mediterranean coast, in the European Theatre of World War II.
  • Great Britain

    American forces arrive in Great Britain. The other army not the United Eurpean Theater army
  • A Swtich

    U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower replaced Chaney in late June 1942, . This was very important because Eisenhower created the Eurpean Theater Army
  • Air Force

    From 1942 onwards, the efforts of Bomber Command were supplemented by the Eighth Air Force of the United States Army Air Forces, U.S. Army Air Forces units being deployed to England to join the assault on mainland Europe on July 4, 1942. Bomber Command raided by night and the US forces by day.
  • Air Attack

    American air attack in Europe.started in the early 1940s The one durring this time was near berlin
  • Meeting in Casablanca

    President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill decided that the Italian island of Sicily would be their next target. Soon after, in late July, the Allies decided to follow up their success in Sicily with an invasion of mainland Italy.
  • Strategic Bombing

    With the capture of Foggia in Italy, the US Army Air Force now had
    two locations to conduct the Strategic Bombing of the German industry and
    resources. The 8th Air Force had begun limited operations from England in the
    summer of 1942, and now with the 15th Air Force in Italy (and with the British
    Bomber command conducting night raids against German moral) the US Strategic
    bombers conducted large, 1000 bomber raids (with emphasis on transportation
    and oil production) deep into enemy territ
  • Air Raids

    American daylight air raids on Regensburg and Schweinfurt in Germany;
  • Operation Market-Garden

    Because of the logistical crisis, General Eisenhower assigned first priority in the autumn of 1944 to clearing the seaward approaches to Antwerp. At the same time he decided to make a bold stroke in an effort to exploit German disorganization before logistical problems brought the Allied offensive to a full stop -- Operation Market-Garden.
  • D -Day

    the Western Allies invaded northern France. After reassigning several Allied divisions from Italy, they also attacked southern France.[208] These landings were successful, and led to the defeat of the German Army units in France. Paris was liberated by the local resistance assisted by the Free French Forces on 25 August[209] and the Western Allies continued to push back German forces in Western Europe during the latter part of the year
  • Invasion of Normandy,

    The Invasion of Normandy was the invasion and establishment of Allied forces in
    Normandy, France, during Operation Overlord in 1944 during World War II.
  • Exploting New Situation

    "Exploiting the new situation, General Eisenhower now reinforced the British by sending the U.S. First Army close alongside the 21st Army Group toward Aachen in a drive toward Antwerp. Only the U.S. Third Army continued east on the south of the Ardennes"
  • Battle of Argentan-Falaise

    " Lt. Gen. Alexander Patch's U.S. Seventh Army invaded the Mediterranean shores of France southwest of Cannes. The attacking force comprised contingents of three U.S. infantry divisions plus an airborne task force and French commandos, and it was assisted by Free French forces after the landing had been made."
  • Siegfried Line

    U.S. troops reach the Siegfried Line in western Germany.
  • United States and Rine

    United States forces launched a major offensive in an attempt to reach the Rhine. Bad weather, natural and artificial defenses along the German border, and a resourceful defense on the part of German troops limited gains
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    Main Effort to the 12 AG

    – Eisenhower shifted the Main Effort to the 12 AG. Both the
    3rd and 7th Armies attacked to the German “West Wall”. This was also the time
    that 1st Army fights the costly battle of the Hurtgen Forrest.
  • U.S First and Ninth Armies

    By mid-December, the U.S. First and Ninth Armies had reached the Roer River east of Aachen, some 22 miles inside Germany, and the U.S. Third and Seventh Armies had reached the West Wall along the Saar River northeast of Metz. But except in the Seventh Army section, they were still a long way from the Rhine.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    The Americans suffered some 75,000 casualties in the Battle of the Bulge, but the Germans lost 80,000 to 100,000. German strength had been irredeemably impaired.
    "Adolph Hitler directed an ambitious counteroffensive with the object of regaining the initiative in the west and compelling the Allies to settle for a negotiated peace"
  • Yalta Conference.

    U.S., British, and Soviet leaders met for the Yalta Conference. They agreed on the occupation of post-war Germany, and when the Soviet Union would join the war against Japan.
  • Elbe American

    American and Soviet troops meet in April 1945, east of the Elbe American
  • Liberation

    U.S. 7th Army liberates Dachau. This was a major camp that hitler used to kill many jew
  • V-E Day

    when the World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany.This surreneder eneded World War II
  • The Capture

    Hermann Göring is captured by members of the U.S. 7th Army. He was a major part of the holcolst with Hitler