WWII Timeline

Timeline created by Annmaries19
  • German and Japanese Aggression

    Germany threatened the US with expanding military power and invasion. Japanese were cutoff from trading, particularly fuel, and this eventually led to the bombing of Pearl Harbor
  • French and British Declared War on Germany

    The Allied forces declared war and were eventually aided and joined by the US and USSR
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Killed many American troops, but unified the Americans in support of war efforts. The US declared war and joined the allies shortly after.
  • Battle of Midway

    Turning point of war in the Pacific for the Americans against the Japanese.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Russia defeats the German troops and leads to a turning point in the fighting in Europe for the Allies
  • D-Day

    Allied troops from multiple countries including the US invaded western France and were victorious against the Germans
  • Yalta Conference

    Allies joined to make decisions for after the war, such as the United Nations and what to do with Germany
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    Hitler Dies and Germany Surrenders

    Allied troops were victorious
  • President Roosevelt Dies

    Vice President Truman takes over and is in charge of ending the war between Japan
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    Bombings on Japan

    Truman orders two bombs to be sent to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Leads to Japan surrendering on August 14, 1945.