WW2 section 1

Timeline created by 22myount
  • Germany Attacks Poland

    within days of Germany's attack on Poland Roosevelt expanded the army to 227,000 soldiers
  • non-aggression pact

    Treaty signed by soviets and Germans.
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  • Defeat

    The Germans had defeated the polish army.
  • "Double V" Campaign

    The Pittsburgh Couriers idea to urge the reader to support the war to win a double victory over Hitler's racism abroad and racism at home.
  • Blitzkrieg

    Hitler launched a new blitzkrieg.
  • France Surrenders

    France surrendered to Germany. This changed the opinion of a peacetime draft in Americans eyes from un-wanted to wanted.
  • African Americans in Combat

    The Air force created its first A.A. unit, the 99th pursuit regiment.
  • Executive Order 9066

    Allowed War Department to declare any part of U.S. a military zone and to people from zone as needed.
  • Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC).

    First time congress allowed women in the military.
  • Rosie the Riveter.

    The symbol of the campaign to hire women.