World War II

  • Fighter pilot Richard Hillary born

    The Australien fighter pilot Richard Hillary is born in Sydney.
  • Richard Hillary - trinity Collage Oxford

    Richard Hillary has moved with father to England and went to Trinity College - oxford. He was at Oxford when the war broke out, and with other students he volunteered to Oxford Royal Airforce Volunteer Reserve. He was one of the first fighter pilots to be shot down, and during his recovery he wrote his book "The last enemy" which was published in 1942.
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  • The start of the war

    The formel start of the war, was the German invasion of Poland and subsequent declarations of war on Germany by France and most of the countries of the British Empire and Commonwealth.
  • The Axis expand

    From late -39 to early -41 Nazi-Germany conquered big parts of Europe, as well as the The Sovjet Union started to expand geographically.
  • The Attack on Pearl Harbor

    The American Naval base "Pearl Harbor" on Hawaii was attacked early in the morning by the Japanese navy. The Americans anticipated an Japanese attack, but the warning about an upcoming attack was received 5 hours after the attack.
  • Richard Hillary is killed

    After recovering Richard Hillary returned to duty and was shot down in actvive service.
  • The Axis advance stopped

    After several defeats in Earstern Europe, North Africa and decisively, at Stalingrad, American succes in the pacific campaign, the Axis lost initiative and started strategic retreats on all fronts.
  • Invation of Germany

    In 1944, the Western Allies invaded France, while the Soviet Union regained all territorial losses and invaded Germany and its allies.
  • The Battle of Iwo Jima

    The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February–26 March 1945) was a major battle in which the United States fought for and captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Empire of Japan. The object was to conquer the airstipes located Iwo Jima, which were essantial to the further American campaign, The battle resulted in some of the bloodiest fighting in the Pacific Campaign of World War II.
  • The end of the war

    The war ended with the capture of Berlin by Polish and Soviet troops, which let to unconditional German surrender.
  • End of the Pacific campaign

    The war in Asia ended on 15 August 1945 when Japan agreed to surrender.
  • Hitler is appointed chancellor of Germany

    The nazi leader Adolf Hitler is appointed chancellor of Germany.