WWII Timeline

  • Nuremburg Laws

    antisemitic laws in Nazi Germany introduced at the annual Nuremberg Rally of the Nazi Party
  • Muinch Conference

    Settlement reached by Germany, France, Britain, and Italy permitting German annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland
  • Kristallnacht

    also referred to as the Night of Broken Glass, or Reichskristallnacht , Pogromnacht , and Novemberpogrome was a pogrom against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria on 9–10 November 1938, carried out by SA paramilitary and civilians
  • Death Camps

    were camps built by Nazi Germany during World War II (1939–45) to systematically kill millions of people by gassing and extreme work under starvation conditions
  • St. Louis Affair

    was tied up at Shed 76 awaiting its next voyage which was to take Jewish refugees from Germany to Cuba
  • German Invasion of Poland

    The German invasion began on 1 September 1939, one week after the signing of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, while the Soviet invasion commenced on 17 September 1939
  • German Invasion of France

    was the successful German invasion of France and the Low Countries, beginning on 10 May 1940, defeating primarily French forces
  • Dunkirk

    important battle in the Second World War between the Allies and Germany
  • Invasion of North Africa

    between the Allies and Axis powers, many of whom had colonial interests in Africa dating from the late 19th century
  • Death of FDR

    Cerebral hemorrhage
  • Pearl Harbor

    December 7, 1941 brought the United States into World War II.
  • Wake Island

    began simultaneously with the Attack on Pearl Harbor and ended on 23 December 1941, with the surrender of the American forces to the Empire of Japan
  • Wannsee Conference

    was a meeting of senior officials of the Nazi German regime, held in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee on 20 January 1942
  • Bataan Death March

    was the forcible transfer by the Imperial Japanese Army of 60-80,000 Filipino and American prisoners of war after the three-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines during World War II
  • Fire Bombing of Tokyo

    was conducted as part of the air raids on Japan by the United States Army Air Forces during the Pacific campaigns of World War II
  • Coral Sea Battle

    major naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II between the Imperial Japanese Navy and Allied naval and air forces from the United States and Australia
  • Midway

    was the most important naval battle of the Pacific Campaign of World War II
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    was a major battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad in the southwestern Soviet Union
  • Guadalcana

    was the decisive engagement in a series of naval battles between Allied (primarily United States) and Imperial Japanese forces during the months-long Guadalcanal campaign in the Solomon Islands during World War II
  • Fall of Rome

    marked the death knell of education and literacy, sophisticated architecture, advanced economic interaction, and, not least, the rule of written law.
  • Sicily Invasion

    codenamed Operation Husky, was a major World War II campaign, in which the Allies took Sicily from the Axis (Italy and Nazi Germany). It was a large scale amphibious and airborne operation, followed by six weeks of land combat
  • Invasion of Italy

    was the Allied landing on mainland Italy on 3 September 1943, by General Harold Alexander's 15th Army Group uring the Second World War
  • Tarawa Battle

    battle in the Gilbert Islands, in the Pacific Theater of World War II.
  • Tehran Conference

    was a strategy meeting held between Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill from 28 November to 1 December 1943
  • D-Day

    The U.S. Army remembers June 6, 1944: The World War II D-Day invasion of Normandy, France.
  • Phillipines

    the long American and Filipino land, sea, and aviation campaigns of October '44 through August '45 over allied combantants. Major battles in this campaign included:
  • Battle of the Bulge

    was a major German offensive launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, and France and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the end of World War II.
  • Iwo Jima

    Operation Detachment, was a major battle in which the United States Armed Forces fought for and captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Empire
  • Okinawa

    was fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa and was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War of World War II
  • Yalta Conference

    World War II meeting of the heads of government of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union
  • VE Day

    was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 to mark the date when the World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich, thus ending the war in Europe
  • Nagasaki

    the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki made Nagasaki the second and, to date, last city in the world to experience a nuclear attack.[1]
  • Trinity Test

    was the code name of the first detonation of a nuclear device. This test was conducted by the United States Army on July 16, 1945
  • Potsdam Conference

    was held at Cecilienhof, the home of Crown Prince Wilhelm Hohenzollern, in Potsdam, occupied Germany, from July 17 to August 2, 1945.
  • VJ Day

    the United States dropped atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, respectively.
  • Hiroshima

    the first city in history to be targeted by a nuclear weapon when the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) dropped an atomic bomb on it at 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, near the end of World War II
  • Enola Gay

    Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber