World War 2 European and Pacific theaters

  • Japan invades Manchuria

    Japan invades Manchuria
  • Germany invades Poland

    Marks the start of World War 2. German invaded Poland
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    France falls to Germany

    Germany invades France and France is not strong enough to hold them off.
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    Battle of Britain

    Great Britain was alone against Germany because France had fallen
  • Lend-Lease Act

    United States could give supplies to nations at war that would help defend the United States.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Japan launches a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor
  • Japan attacks islands

    Japan attacks the Philippines, Wake Island, Guam, Malaya, Thailand, Shanghai and Midway.
  • Germany declares war on the United States

    Germany declares war on the United States after Pearl Harbor.
  • Bataan Death March

    Allied POWs are forced to walk 60miles under a hot sun.
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    Battle of Coral Sea

    Japan and Allies. First battle in which aircraft carriers engaged eachother.
  • Japan invades the Aleutian Islands

    Japan invades the Aleutian Islands.
  • U.S. invades the Solomon Islands

    1st Marine Division invades Tulagi and Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. 1st U.S. amphibious landing in the Pacific Theater
  • U.S. inades Aleutian Islands

    U.S. troops invade Adak Isalnd in the Aleutian Islands.
  • Battle of El Alamein

    Allies invade North Africa and fight Germans. Germans retreat
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    Battle of Stalingrad

    Germans wanted oil fields in the Soviet Union. Soviets win. Turning point in Soviet Union.
  • Allies take over Italy

    The Allies invade Italy. Allies took over Italy
  • D-Day

    American and British soldiers surround Nazi's at Normandy, France. Turning point of the European Theater.
  • VE Day

    Germany surrenders. World War 2 ends one day later
  • First Atomic Bomb dropped

    U.S. drops first Atomic Bomb dropped on Hiroshima
  • Second Atomic Bomb dropped

    U.S. drops second Atomic Bomb on Nagasaki
  • Japan surrenders

    Japan accepts unconditional surrender