WW II Timeline

  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    Germany vs. Britain An air battle, German forces took over Belgium, the Neatherlands, and Northern France Happened in Britain Germany wanted to "knockout" the British Royal Air Force, so Germany would be able to invade Britain at sea Germany lost 56 planes+RAF 28, 1,733 German aircraft were destroyed. Britain lost 915 fighters. BRITAIN WON
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    Nazi German+Allies vs. Soviet Union (Russia) Germany launched a massive attack on the Soviet Union. Destroyed 4,000 aircraft, killed+captured 600,000 Happened in Russia Hitler wanted the Soviet resources (what they had) +fossil fuels+materials
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Japan vs. US Japan bombed the US military/naval base Happened in Oahu, HI. Japan was upset that US had stopped trade with Japan+froze money assets of Japan in US banks 2,400 US dead, 2 US ships sunk+multiple planes+ships destroyed. US declares war on Japan+join WW II
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    Imperial Japanese Army vs. American Prisoners of War People were abused/killed when marching/walking This happened in old Japanese training camps This happened because General MacArthur was ordered to move his command from the Philippines to Australia, and left thousands of his American/Filipino troops behind without supplies Many were brutally abused& beaten and lots killed
  • Operation Overlord

    Operation Overlord
    June 6, 1944- August 25, 1944 France vs. Allies from different countries It was an Allied invasion of France Happened in France Purpose was to end WW II and to end Nazi denomination in Europe Allies Won. Nazi's lost control of most European countries
  • Battle of Bulge

    Battle of Bulge
    December 16, 1944- January 25, 1945 US, UK, Canada, Belgium, Luxemburg&Germany Germany tried to regain territory in Europe Happened in Belgium Luxemburg&Nazi Germany Allied troops thought Germans were close to surrenduring, so Britain closed in on Germany from the West while the Soviet Union attacked from the East Germany lost 30,000 soldiers& 44,000 infantry forces were killed/captured. America lost 62,000 forces. British: 2,000 troops. This was the end to the German Army+ Nazi reign.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    February 4-11, 1945 US, UK, Soviet Union It was a meeting of the heads of government of the US, UK, and Soviet Union for the purpose of discussing Europe's post war reorganization Happened in Lividia Palace This happened to discuss the re-establishment of the nations to war-torn Europe Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin agreed to form a United Nation, how to divide up Berlin between the Allies, Stalin agreed to enter war against Japan when Germany was defeated, and free elections in Poland
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    February 19, 1945- March 26, 1945 Japanese Empire vs. US armed forces US armed forces fought for and captured the island Iwo Jima from the Japanese Empire This happeded because Japan was using Iwo Jima as a base to launch air attacks on the US US gained control of the island Iwo Jima& air fields located there
  • V-E Day

    V-E Day
    Allies vs. Germany Germany surrendured Happened in Europe/US It happened because Germany surrendured This event ended the war in Europe
  • Dropping of the Atomic Bomb

    Dropping of the Atomic Bomb
    US vs. Japan US dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima Happened in Hiroshima, Nagasaki US wanted to end the war The war ended with Japn
  • V-J Day

    V-J Day
    US was involved The war ended in Japan, Celebration of victory over Japan Happened in Times Square, NYC This happened because US bombed Japan and defeated them so they celebrated Ended war in Japan