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WWII Battle Timeline

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    WWII Battle Timeline

  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    -Fought between the US and Japanse
    -US won
    -In May 1942, Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto sought to draw the US Pacific Fleet into a battle where he could overwhelm and destroy it. To accomplish this he planned an invasion of Midway Island which would provide a base for attacking Hawaii. Was a turning point in WWII for the Pacific.
  • Battle of El Alamein

    Battle of El Alamein
    -Fought between the Allies and the Axis Powers
    -Allies won
    -It marked a turning point for the Allies in the western dessert campaign, stopping the Axis from gaining control of the Suez Canal and the middle east oil fields.
  • Staligrad

    -Fought between the Geramns and Russians
    -Russians win
    -In September 1942, the German commander of the Sixth Army, General Paulus, assisted by the Fourth Panzer Army, advanced on the city of Stalingrad. His primary task was to secure the oil fields in the Caucasus and to do this, Paulus was ordered by Hitler to take Stalingrad. The Germans final target was to have been Baku.Considered to be a turinging point in WWII.
  • D-Day

    -Fought between the Allies and Russains
    -Allies won
    -The Allied invasion of Northern Europe on June 6th, 1944, opened up a second front that forced Hitler to send forces west, which took pressure off the Russians.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    _Fought between America and German
    -Allies won
    -It was to be the US’ biggest pitched battle in their history, involving 600,000 American troops. The Allied forces were advancing towards Germany, pushing the Germans back town by town and believing the war to be almost won. But this was Hitler’s last attempt to stop the momentum. His aim was to advance through the wooded area of the Ardennes in Luxembourg and Belgium and cut the Allied armies in two and then push on towards the port of Antwerp
  • Iwo Jima

    Iwo Jima
    -Fought Between US and Japanese
    -US won
    -Because of the distance between mainland Japan and U.S. bases in the Mariana Islands, the capture of Iwo Jima would provide an emergency landing strip for crippled B-29s returning from bombing runs. Both US and Japan wanted it, became a bloody battle.
  • Okinawa

    -Fought between US and Japan
    -US won
    -It was a heavy battle with high casulties on both sides. Japan used kamikaze attacks against US warships in an effort to force the US to retreat. Kamikaze attacks involved Japanese pilots crashing their planes into ships; they were suicide missions.