World War II - Casey Conchinha

By cmconch
  • Hitler Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland, Setting off what would be known as World War II.
  • U-boats sink merchant vessels

    Germany sunk the first merchant vessel carrying allied supplies on this day.
  • Japan joins Axis

    Japan officially announces their alliance in the axis, with Italy and Germany.
  • Vichy France begins*

    After Germany's capture of France, Hitler decided to get back at France by forcing a government down their throught, like France had done to Germany after WWI.
  • Battle for Britain

    Germany attack Britain in an attempt to gain air superiority, but was ultimately unsucessful and just secured Britains air superiority.
  • Hitler breaks Non-Aggression agreement and invades the Soviet Union

    Hitler breaks Non-Aggression agreement and invades the Soviet Union
    Hitler breaks the Non-Aggression pact it had formed with Russia, stabbing Russia in the back and invading.
  • FDR approves “shoot on sight”

    After the sinking of a US destroyer (USS Greer) by a German submarine, Roosevelt goes on his fireside chat and angrily declares that for the defense of the US, the US will shoot on sight any crafts in its perimeter.
  • Pearl Harbor attacked

    Pearl Harbor attacked
    Pearl Harbor (a US navy base) was attacked by the Japanese, as a surprise attack while US-Japanese negotiations were still going on. This lead to the US entrance into WWII on the side of the Allies.
  • Japanese ambassadors arrive in Washinton, DC

    Japanese ambassasdors came to the US to negotiate, the Pearl Harbor attack commenced before they were done.
  • Germany and Italy declare war on US

    Germany and Italy declare war on the US after the Japanese attacked the US at Pearl Harbor.
  • Bataan death march

    The transfer of many US and Filipino prisoners of war by the Japenese after they were captured during the Battle of the Phillipines.
  • Battle of Coral Sea

    A major naval battle between the US (and Australia) and Japan, the Japanese wanted to progress in their placement at sea by attacking the US.
  • General Eisenhower and his forces land in North Africa

    Eisenhower heads to North Africa to lead the attack their to secure North Africa for the Allies.
  • Battle of Midway

    The US beat the Japanese Navy in an attack by the Japanese, leading to a great strategic win by the US.
  • Guadalcanal

    A major offensive compaign by the Allies, an attempt to supress Japanese Axis forces.
  • MacArthur promises to return

    MacArthur (A US Army General) promises to return to Bataan. (and he did)
  • End of Battle of Stalingrad

    The end of the German attack on the Russian city, Stalingrad. The German forces lost and were forced to retreat.
  • Sicily falls

    The Allied forces prevail over the Axis at Sicily, causing the retreat of German and Italian forces from Sicily.
  • Rome falls

    This fall of Rome symbolized the fall of Fascist Italy, and the increasing success of the Allied forces. This began the downfall of the Axis.
  • D-Day

    A large scale amphibious attack by the US and Allied forces, a large victory for the Allied forces and lead to the Allied recapture of France.
  • Kamikaze attacks begin

    The first official kamikaze attack by the Japense was used. Kamikaze attacks were used by the Japanese after a Read Admiral and 100 men used it tactic.
  • MacArthur returns

    MacArthur returns to the Phillipines, in the Battle of Leyte. Leading into the island hopping strategy that the Allies used (MacArthur) to defeat the Japanese.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    A major offensive manuever by the dying Nazi Germany, in an attempt to make a last stand. It was fought through heavily forested Belgium. It was named the Battle of the Bulge because of the shape the German forces made against the Allied Barriers.
  • US flag raised on Mt. Suribachi

    US flag raised on Mt. Suribachi
    After the battle of Iwo Jima, the US forces raised a flag on a mountain at Iwo Jima called Mt. Suribachi. A photographer captured this moment and it has become iconic for military forces and the US in general.
  • Truman becomes president

    Truman became President after Roosevelt died in office, and was faced with my trials and problems, such as if to drop the atom bomb or not.
  • Hitler commits suicide

    After it was clear the Germany was going to lose WWII and Hitler would pay for his war crimes, Hitler killed himself as Germany was overrun by the Allied forces. Hitler also killed his dog and his new wife.
  • V-E Day

    The Allied forces accepted the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany and ended the Third Reich of Germany. The military surrender of Germany was on the previous day.
  • Okinawa taken

    After the Battle of Okinawa was an amphibious assualt on the Japanese by Allied forces that ended in an Allied victory. This was a crucial battle and enabled the Allied forces onto the Japanese mainland.
  • Hiroshima

    The United States of an America issued a ultimatum to the Japanese and dropped a bomb on Hiroshima. The Bomb's name was Little Boy.
  • Nagasaki

    The United States of an America issued a ultimatum to the Japanese and dropped a bomb on Nagasaki. The Bomb's name was Fat Man.
  • V-J Day

    The date known as V-J day differs between countries, the date listed here is the one celebrated in Japan. Victory in Japan day means that the people were glad that WWII was over and they were celebrating.
  • Formal Surrender of Japan

    Aboard the USS Missouri Japan signed a formal agreement of unconditional surrender. The Allied forces had won World War II.