World War II: Ending

  • Douglas MacArthur was born.

    Douglas MacArthur was born.
    Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, on January 26, 1880. and graduated from West Point in 1903. MacArthur was an American general and field marshal of the Philippine Army who was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War II.
  • George Marshall was born.

    George Marshall was born.
    George Catlett Marshall, Jr., was born into a middle-class family in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. He was an American military leader, Chief of Staff of the Army, Secretary of State, and the third Secretary of Defense. He was regonized as an America's foremost soldier during World War II, served as chief of staff from 1939 to 1945, building and directing the largest army in history.
  • Chester W. Nimitz was born.

    Chester W. Nimitz was born.
    Born on 24 February 1885, near a quaint hotel in Fredericksburg, Nimitz was a five-star admiral of the United States Navy and held the dual command of Commander in Chief.
  • George S. Patton was born.

    George S. Patton was born.
    Born in 1885 in San Gabriel, California,Patton's family was from a extensive military background,He attended the Virginia Military Institute, and later the U.S. Military Academy. He participated in the 1912 Olympic pentathlon. Patton was a general in the United States Army, most well known for his command of the Seventh United States Army, and later the Third United States Army.
  • Dwight Eisenhower was born.

    Dwight Eisenhower was born.
    Born on October 14, 1890, Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States. Along that, he was the commander of cheif of the Allied Forces, which led the D-day invasion.
  • Omar Bradley was born.

    Omar Bradley was born.
    Bradley was born into poverty in rural Randolph County, near Clark, Missouri. He was a senior U.S. Army field commander in North Africa and Europe during World War II, and a General of the Army in the United States Army.
  • Concentration camp

    Concentration camp
    The term "concentration camp" was used to describe camps operated by the British in South Africa during this conflict, and the term grew in prominence during the Boer War, but during World War II, the Nazi Concentration camps were where the jewish people were held against their will. They were killed or totured.
  • Period: to

    The ending of WW II

  • Liberty Ship

    Liberty Ship
    Were mass-produced cargo ships built during World War II to provide the Allies with much needed merchant tonnage. The origins of the Liberty Ship can be traced to a design proposed by the British in 1940. Seeking to replace wartime losses, the British placed contracts with US shipyards for 60 steamers of the ocean class.
  • Flying Tiger

    Flying Tiger
    The 1st American Volunteer Group of the Chinese Air Force in 1941–1942, was a group of former pilots of the U.S. armed services who volunteered to fly with the Chinese Air Forces to defend againts Japanese aggression.
  • Island Hopping

    Island Hopping
    Aas a military strategy employed by the Allies in the Pacific War against Japan and the Axis powers during World War II. The idea was to travel from one island to the next.
  • Tuskegee Airmen

    Tuskegee Airmen
    is the popular name of a group of African-American pilots who fought in World War II. At first, because of racial discrimination, African American servicemen were not allowed to learn to fly until 1941, when African American college graduates were selected for what the Army called "an experiment"-- the creation of the segregated 99th Fighter Squadron, which trained at an airfield adjacent to Alabama's Tuskegee Institute.
  • The Holocaust

    The Holocaust
    The genocide of European Jews and others during World War II led by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. An average of 6 million jews were murdered. The "Final Solution" was believed to start this tragic event.
  • Merchant Marines

    Merchant Marines
    iCvilian-owned merchant vessels that engage in commerce or transportation of goods and services in and out of the navigable waters of the United States.
  • Navajo Code Talkers

    Navajo Code Talkers
    Most codes during WWII were broken; yet the Navajo Code Talkers confounded the enemy by talking in a seemingly unbreakable code. Unfortunately, though codes were often used, they were also frequently broken. In 1942, a man named Philip Johnston thought of a code he thought unbreakable by the enemy. A code based on the Navajo language.
  • The Bataan Death March

    The Bataan Death March
    Was a march that transfered prisoners of the war, with wide-ranging abuse and high fatalities, by Japanese forces in the Philippines, in 1942, during World War II. This event was brought up as a war crime.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    This battle is considered the decisive battle of the war in the Pacific. This was a turning point in the war because before this battle the Japanese were on the offensive, capturing territory throughout Asia and the Pacific. By their attack, the Japanese had planned to capture Midway to use as an advance base, as well as to entrap and destroy the U.S. Pacific Fleet. After Midway, the Americans and their Allies took the offensive in the Pacific.
  • Multiple Front War

    Multiple Front War
    A military method of battle, where you split your military into two forces, one fighting on land, and the other in sea.
  • D-Day Invasion

    D-Day Invasion
    Western Allies landed in northern France, opening the long-awaited "Second Front" against Adolf Hitler's Germany. Though they had been fighting in mainland Italy for some nine months, the Normandy invasion was in a strategically more important region, setting the stage to drive the Germans from France and ultimately destroy the National Socialist regime. This invasion was led by Eisenhower. This battle was a turning point of the war for Europe.
  • Operation Overlord

    Operation Overlord
    Was the codename for the Allied invasion of northern France.The operation commenced on 6 June 1944 with the Normandy landings. A 12,000-plane airborne assault preceded an amphibious assault involving almost 7,000 vessels. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on 6 June; more than three million troops were in France by the end of August.
  • Conventional weapon

    Conventional weapon
    weapons that are in relatively wide use that are not weapons of mass destruction. Conventional weapons include small arms and light weapons, sea and land mines, as well as bombs, shells, rockets, missiles and cluster munitions
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    The conference was held at Cecilienhof, Potsdam, occupied Germany, from July 17 to August 2, 1945.There, the main powers had a conference of germany surrendering: the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States. The three powers were represented by General Secretary Joseph Stalin, Prime Ministers Winston Churchill, Clement Attlee, and Harry S. Truman.
  • Atomic Weapons

    Atomic Weapons
    Explosive devices that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions. Whenever one goes off, it isn't pretty nor a simple clean up. Usually involves death or long mutation.
  • Congressional Medal of Honor

    Congressional Medal of Honor
    The highest U.S. military decoration, awarded in the name of Congress to members of the armed forces for gallantry and bravery beyond the call of duty in action against an enemy.