World War II

By terbear
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    World War II Timelines.

  • Siege of North Africa

    Siege of North Africa
    Benito Mussolini of Italy invaded Ethiopia. The goal was to give the title of an Empire back to Italy. Allied Forces won. Casualties: 75,478 Allied, 25,341 Axis
  • Hitler Invades Poland

    Hitler Invades Poland
    Germany invaded Poland. Germany won in a couple of weeks. Casualties: 16,343 Germans, 66,000 Polands.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    German Air Force attacks the United Kingdom to try to gain air control over the Royal Air Force. British held off Germany. Casualties: 544 United Kingdom, 2,698 Germans.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    Germany invades the Soviet Union. 4.5 million German troops invaded Russia, making it the largest invasion in history. The Axis powers won. Casualties: over 1 million Axis, over 4 million Soviets.
  • Siege of Leningrad

    Germany tries to take over Leningrad. One of the longest and most destructive battles. Germany lost. This battle had the most causalities in history (over 2,201,620 from both sides.)
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    Surprise attack by Japan against the U.S.A. at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Was a “warning” attack to tell U.S.A. to not mess with Japan’s forces. Results were a tactical victory for Japan, U.S.A. declared war on Japan, and Germany and Italy declare war on the U.S.A. Casualties: 64 Japanese, 2,402 Americans.
  • Guadalcanal Campaign

    Guadalcanal Campaign
    Allied Powers attacked Japan. Allied victory, and began the offensive attacks of Allied forces. Casualties: 7,100 Allied, 31,000 Japanese.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    Axis Powers fought Soviet Union for control of Stalingrad. This marked a turning point in WWII where Allied forces began winning. Result was the defeat of Germany’s 6th Army. Casualties: 850,000 Axis, 1,150,000 Allied.
  • Battle of Kursk

    Battle of Kursk
    German and Russia attack each other at Kursk. Final offensive move the Germans were able to do to try to gain Eastern Europe. Russia won. Casualties: 203,000-500,000 Germans, 863,303 Russians.
  • Normandy (D-Day)

    Normandy (D-Day)
    Allied invasion of Germany controlled Normandy with 24,000 British, American, Canadian and Free French troops. Allied Powers won. Casualties: 226,386 Allied, 300,000 Axis.
  • Battle of Leyte Gulf

    Battle of Leyte Gulf
    Naval war near Philippines between Japan and both the US and Australia. Allied victory. Casualties: 3,000 Allied, 10,500 Japanese.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    Large German offensive attack against the Allied forces. Location was in Belgium, Luxembourg, and Nazi Germany. German had operational failures, resulting in an Allied Powers victory. Casualties: 19,200 Allied, 84,834 killed and wounded Axis.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    U.S.A. fought against Japan to control the island of Iwo Jima. Result was an American victory. This battle is famous for the raising of the American Flag on the captured island. Casualties: 6,821 Americans, 21,844 Japanese.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    Allied forces fought against Japan and the Axis powers in the largest Pacific War assault of WWII. Allied forces won, using the captured Okinawa island as a base for air operations. Casualties: 12,513 Allied, 95,000 Axis.
  • Battle of Berlin

    Battle of Berlin
    The final battle for Hitler’s Germany. Nazi’s held their last stand against Russia in Berlin. Results were an Allied Power’s victory, which came with the suicide of Hitler and surrender of all German Forces. The end of WWII! Casualties: 81,116 Allied, 100,000 Axis.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    The victory in Europe Day, WWII accept the unconditional surrender of the Axis Powers and Nazi Germany.
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    The day that Japan formally surrendered after the US dropped two atom bombs, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Also, when the Soviet Union declared war on Japan they knew they had no chance. This helped end WWII.