WW2 Battle Timeline

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    WW2 Battle Timeline

  • Battle of Midway

    June 4 to June 7, 1942. It was the U.S. verses Japan. The U.S. attacked Japanese aircraft carries. This happened after the U.S. learned of a Japanese attack. Japan was then wounded enough to retreat and never fully healed. This is important because it was a decisive win for the U.S. and the Japanese lost some carriers.
  • Stalingrad

    August 23, 1942 to February 2, 1943. The Nazis verses the Soviet Union. There was hand to hand combat in the streets. What the Germans captured, the Russians later re-captured. After the Russians surrounded the city, the Germans met them on the East side. The Germans later surrendered. This was a major turning point in the war in Europe. It was important because of the Germans losing so much manpower.
  • Second Battle of El Alamein

    October 23 to November 11, 1942. It was the Allies verses the Axis. The Allies attacked the Axis at their front line. The axis tried to counterattack, but to no avail. The Allies then started Operation Supercharge, in which the Axis lost over 100 tanks. Later the Axis then retreated to the west. This was an Allied victory. It is important because of the decisive win for the Allies.
  • D-Day

    June 6, 1944 to June 30, 1944. The Allies verses the Nazis. The Allies crossed the English Channel to Normandy, France. Months before D-Day, the Allies bombed the shores to destroy transportation. They stormed in and secured villages, transported arms, and got a foothold. In the end of this, the Allies won a decisive victory. This is important because the Allies brought the war to Germany.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    December 16, 1944 to January 25, 1945. It was the Allies verses Germany. Hitler attacked the U.S. in France, and after one day they got through the line. Reinforcements came and attacked the Germans. The Allies fought back to where they started, and then they won. This was important because the allies stopped Hitler’s last offensive.
  • Iwo Jima

    February 19 to March 26, 1945. It was Japan verses the U.S. The U.S. bombed Iwo Jima for two months before the assault. The marines went in but suffered much do to the ineffective bombing. The marines finally captured the island. This battle was important for the tactical importance in the war.
  • Okinawa

    April 1 to June 22, 1945. The Allies verses Japan. The British and Japanese navies were fighting at first. The Japanese used Kamikaze pilots then, but the British were resilient, due to the armored decks. On the land, marines fought for the island. They eventually won, with Ushijima committing hara-kiri. This was important because the Allies won and they then had airfields close to Japan.