By mmdumon
  • Carl Vinson

    Carl Vinson was born on November 18th, 1883. When he was 31, Vinson was appointed to congress, where he improved the navy planes before WWII. He made sure that U.S. soldiers ahd all the necessary supplies needed for battle. He also helped the U.S. build ships more quickly after Pearl Harbor.
  • Richard Russell

    Richard Russell was born on November 2nd, 1897, in Winder, GA. Russell was a strong supporter of FDR as a presidential candidate. During WWII, Russell was apointed to the Naval Affair Comitee. He also led a comitee of five senators, and they would go to theaters and find out the how the American soldiers were doing in battle.
  • The Holocaust

    The holocaust began on January 30th, 1933, when Adolf Hitler was appointed chancellor of Germany. He led the Germans to believe that the Jews were bad. It was the killing of over 6 million Jews in the beggining of WWII.
  • Bell Aircraft

    Bell Aircraft is a company that built fighter planes for the U.S. during WWII. This company was responsible for the construction of the B2-bomber.After pearl harbor, the president decided that we needed to build more planes, so Bell-Aircraft had to create more planes.
  • WWII Begins In Europe

    World War II started on September 1st 1939, when Germany invaded Poland. 2 days after that, Britan and France declared war on Germany. In about a month, Poland was defeated by Soviet and German powers.
  • Brunswick Shipyard

    Before WWII, the Brunswick harbor was used mostly for trade. When the U.S. needed ships, Brunswick was chosen by our president as one of the 16 ports to build cargo vessels. They were built incredibly fast, with about 16,000 workers creating 99 ships. Thye were capable of carrying tons of cargo across the Atlantic.
  • The Lend-Lease Program

    This program was created to let the U.S. transport military goods to China, Great Britan,, Soviet Union and other countries without being in the war. It also let the president transfer weapons and other war defense. This act was to provide the U.S. and other counrties with defense.
  • Pearl Harbor

    On December 7th, 1941, a U.S. naval base on the coast of Honolulu, Hawaii, was attacked by Japanese fighter planes. Many ships were destroyed and there were many deaths. Later that day, the U.S. declared war on Japan, and Japan did the same. This was when the U.S. oficially entered WWII.
  • Savannah Shipyard

    Savannah was another site picked for the Liberty Ship construction. This company built 88 ships for the war between the years of 1942 and 1945. The ships were built on the savannah river, and were later used to trnsport goodsa and suplies used in WWII.
  • D-Day

    On June 6th, 1944,over 160,000 ally troops landed on a hevily gaurded French coast, Normandy Beach. The reason for it was to help France fight off the German Nazis. This day was a major turning point for the war, because this is when the ally powers began to take control of Germany's army.
  • Yalta Conference

    In the beggining of the February of 1945, towards the end of WWII, there was a meeting between the leaders of the ally powers at the time. They met up to discuss the forced surrender of Germany. They also talked about the post-war world, and the next meeting they would have, which would set up United Nations.
  • Hitler's Death

    Hitler died on April 30th, 1945, when he was livng in a small bunker underground for the last days of the war. In his last days underground, he was managing his army in the war. He was not killed by anyone, he committed suicide. No one is exactly sure why he did this.
  • Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima

    On August 6, 1945, the first ever atom bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima by America. This resulted in over 80,000 people dead and many injured. Thid was only a few days before the surrender of Japan in WWII.
  • Bomb Dropped on Nagasaki

    3 days after the bombing at Hiroshima, another bomb was dropped by America on the city of Nagasaki. Some people mark this as the end of the war. This bomb dropping was shortly followed by Japan's surrender, thus ending the war.
  • United Nations Formed

    The united nations is an international peace keeping organization created on October 25th, 1945 . The goal of the group was to keep peace between all the countries and prevent war from happenig again. All the countries in the U.N. worked together to do everything to stop countries that were trying to start wars.
  • The Berlin Airlift

    At the end of WWII, Germany was spilt in to 2 areas, Eastern and Western. The western side was ally controlled, while the Eastern was Soviet controlled. Tension was being casued, and the soviet union blockaded important supplies from the ally controlled side, so the allies haad to fly im supplies on aircraft. It ended on May 12th, 1949 when the Soviet lifted the blockade.