WWII Timeline

  • The holocaust

    The holocaust
    During this time, Jews in Europe were subjected to progressively harsher persecution that ultimately led to the murder of 6,000,000 Jews (1.5 million of these being children) and the destruction of 5,000 Jewish communities.
  • richard russell

    richard russell
    Richard B. Russell Jr. became one of the youngest members of the Georgia House of Representatives upon his election in 1920. By the time of this 1928 photograph, he was serving as Speaker of the House. Russell would later take office in 1931 As Georgia's youngest governor, and he entered national politics as a U.S. senator in 1933.
    Richard B. Russell Jr.
    served in public office for fifty years as a state legislator, governor of Georgia, and U.S. senator. Although Russell
  • war breaks out!!!!!

    war breaks out!!!!!
    Hitler had long planned an invasion of Poland, a nation to which Great Britain and France had guaranteed military support if it was attacked by Germany.
  • land-lease act

    land-lease act
    Congress authorized the sale, lease, transfer, or exchange of arms and supplies to 'any country whose defense the president deems vital to the defense of the United States.
  • The attack on pearl ahrbor

    The attack on pearl ahrbor
    on December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. The destruction lasted just two hours, but itwas very bad. The Japanese managed to destroy nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight enormous battleships, and more than 300 airplanes.
  • Carl vinson

    Carl vinson
    Vinson spent most of his political career convincing his fellow congressman on the importance of military in the twentieth century. Recognizing the growing threat in Europe, Vinson was integral in obtaining new budget expenditures for the United States Navy. He served as chairman of the House Naval Affairs Committee and the House Armed Services Committee for a total of thirty years. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was receptive to Vinson’s message and agreed with his views on an increased Ame
  • savannah shipyard

    savannah shipyard
  • The bell aircraft

    The bell aircraft
    The Bell Aircraft Corporation was an aircraft manufacturer of the United States, a builder of several types of fighter aircraft for World War II but most famous for the Bell X-1
  • brunswick shipyard

    brunswick shipyard
    loccated at the confluence of three rivers, the harbor was used as an exportation port for goods such as cotton and rice. Throughout the decades before the war, Brunswick’s harbor was mainly used for trade purposes.
  • D-day

    D-day
    on June 6, thousands of paratroopers and glider troops were already on the ground behind enemy lines, securing bridges and exit roads. The amphibious invasions began at 6:30 a.m. The British and Canadians overcame light opposition to capture beaches codenamed Gold, Juno and Sword, as did the Americans at Utah Beach. U.S. forces faced heavy resistance at Omaha Beach, where there were over 2,000 American casualties. However, by day’s end, approximately 156,000 Allied troops had successfully storm
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    The Yalta Conference was a meeting of British prime minister Winston Churchill, Soviet premier Joseph Stalin, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt early in February 1945 as World War II was winding down.
  • Death of benito mussolini

    Death of benito mussolini
    The death of Benito Mussolini, the Italian fascist dictator, on 28 April 1945, in the final days of World War II in Europe, when he was summarily executed by anti-fascist partisans in the small village of Giulino di Mezzegra in northern Italy. The "official" version of events is that Mussolini was shot by Walter Audisio, a communist partisan
  • Hitlers death

    Hitlers death
    It is believed that both he and his wife swallowed cyanide capsules (which had been tested for their efficacy on his “beloved” dog and her pups). For good measure, he shot himself with his service pistol.The bodies of Hitler and Eva were cremated in the chancellery garden
  • bomb dropped on hiroshima

    bomb dropped on hiroshima
    On August 6, 1945, the American bomber Enola Gay dropped a five-ton bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. A blast equivalent to the power of 15,000 tons of TNT reduced four square miles of the city to ruins and immediately killed 80,000 people.
  • bomb dropped on Nagasaki

    bomb dropped on Nagasaki
    On Aug. 9, 1945, three days after the bombing of Hiroshima, the United States dropped a second atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki. The New York Times article reported that the dropping of the bomb occurred at noon, Japanese time.
  • United nations founded

    United nations founded
    The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation. A replacement for the ineffective League of Nations, the organization was established on 24 October 1945