World War 2 By IWCScc30181 Period: Jul 7, 1937 to Sep 9, 1945 Japanese invasion of China Japan was looking for raw materials that China had. War crimes against China became common. May 10, 1940 Fall of Paris It happened in a few short months. France tried to hold off Germany but Germany was too powerful. Period: Sep 7, 1940 to May 11, 1941 German Blitzkrieg It was an attack on Russia. and the word means "a war conducted with great speed" Dec 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor It is when Japan bombed the navel base in Pearl Harbor. It brought the U.S. into the second world war. Japan did it because they wanted to have an empire of their own. Jan 20, 1942 Wannsee Conference It was a meeting held in Berlin to discuss what they will do with German Jews. The meeting was held with both the Nazis and German Government officials. Jun 4, 1942 Battle of Midway It was a big battle for the U.S. fought almost entirely with aircraft. This U.S. victory prevented Japan from expanding into the Pacific Ocean. Jun 6, 1944 D-Day D-Day was an invasion of Normandy by the U.S. and other allied countries. It started the campaign to liberate Europe. Dec 16, 1944 Battle of The Bulge It was the last German offensive fight in the western front during WW2. It took place when Hitler launched a surprise Blitzkrieg against allied forces. Jan 1, 1945 Liberation of Concentration Camps It is when the Soviet forces liberated Auschwitz. It was the largest number of killings from any concentration complex. Feb 19, 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima It was a conflict between Japan and the United States. The U.S. invaded Iwo Jima in hopes to capture it from Japan. Mar 26, 1945 Battle of Okinawa the battle was fought between the U.S. and Japan. The goal of the operation was for the Americans to secure the island. It was the last major battle of Okinawa. May 8, 1945 VE Day It marked the end of WW2 in Europe. Germany surrendered its military forces to the Allies. Jul 26, 1945 Potsdam Declaration It called for the surrender of the Japanese. They did not agree because they did not want to give up their military forces. Aug 6, 1945 The dropping of the atomic bomb. The U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the city if Hiroshima. It killed an estimated of 140,000 people. Sep 2, 1945 JV Day It stands for victory over Japan day. It was the day imperial Japan Surrendered.