WWII Timeline

  • The Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    The Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    This was a military attack by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service on the United States against the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii. This killed around 2,500 people and made the U.S go into WWII.
  • The Battle of Midway

    The Battle of Midway
    This was a major naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II that lasted from June 4th to June 7th. This accorded six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea.
  • The Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain
    This battle was also known as the Air Battle for England. This was a military campaign of the Second World War, where the Royal Air Force and the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy defended the United Kingdom against large-scale attacks by Nazi Germany's air force.
  • The Battle of Stalingrad

    The Battle of Stalingrad
    This battle was from July 17, 1942 to February 2, 1943. During this battle a major battle on the Eastern Front of World War II where Nazi Germany and its allies unsuccessfully fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad in Southern Russia.
  • Operation Torch

    Operation Torch
    Was fought from November 8, 1942 to November 16, 1942. This operation met the British objective of securing victory in North Africa while allowing American armed forces the opportunity to engage in the fight against Nazi Germany on a limited scale.
  • Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives Program

    Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives Program
    This program was used to help protect cultural property in war areas during and after World War II
  • The Battle of Kursk

    The Battle of Kursk
    The battle was fought from July 05, 1943 to August 23, 1943. This battle was a major World War II Eastern Front engagement between the forces of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union near Kursk in the southwestern USSR during late summer 1943. It eventually became the largest tank battle in history.
  • D-Day (June 6th, 1944)

    D-Day (June 6th, 1944)
    This operation brought together the land, air and sea forces of the allied armies in what became known as the largest invasion force in human history. The operation, given the codename overload, delivered five naval assault divisions to the beaches of Normandy, France.
  • The Battle of the Bulge

    The Battle of the Bulge
    Battle was fought from December 16, 1944 to January 25, 1945. This battle also known as the Ardennes Offensive and was the last major German offensive campaign on the Western Front during World War II.
  • The Battle of Iwo Jima

    The Battle of Iwo Jima
    U.S. Marines invaded Iwo Jima after months of naval and air bombardment. The Japanese defenders of the island were dug into bunkers deep within the volcanic rocks. Approximately 70,000 U.S. Marines and 18,000 Japanese soldiers took part in the battle. This battle lasted from February 19 to March 26.
  • The Battle of Okinawa

    The Battle of Okinawa
    This battle had a code name which was Operation Iceberg. This Battle was a major battle of the Pacific War fought on the island of Okinawa. The United States Army and United States Marine Corps forces were against the Imperial Japanese Army.
  • The Death of FDR

    The Death of FDR
    FDR had a lot of health problems throughout his years like a variety of heart ailments, high blood pressure, and bronchitis, but those things were not his cause of death it was actually caused by a cerebral hemorrhage while he was posing for a portrait.
  • The Death of Adolf Hitler

    The Death of Adolf Hitler
    Adolf Hitler commited suicide in his hidden bunker after being hunted by Soviet troops.
  • Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

    Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima
    The uranium bomb had an explosive yield equal to 15,000 tonnes of TNT. It burnt and/or destroyed around 70 percent of all buildings and caused around 140,000 deaths by the end of 1945, along with increased rates of cancer and chronic disease among the survivors.
  • Atomic Bombing Nagasaki

    Atomic Bombing Nagasaki
    A second atom bomb is dropped this time in Nagasaki, Japan by the United States resulting Japan surrendering.