WWII Timeline

  • Battle of the Atlantic

    Battle of the Atlantic
    The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest continuous military campaign in World War II, running from 1939 to the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945, & was a major part of the Naval history of World War II.The Battle of the Atlantic was the struggle between the Allied and German forces for control of the Atlantic Ocean.The Allies needed to keep the vital flow of men and supplies going between North America & Europe, where they could be used in fighting,while Germans wanted to cut these supply lines.
  • Pearl Harbor Attack

    Pearl Harbor Attack
    Early the next morning, a Japanese dive-bomber swooped low over Pearl Harbor— the largest U.S. naval base in the Pacific. The bomber was followed by more than 180 Japanese warplanes launched from six aircraft carriers. As the first Japanese bombs found their targets, a radio operator flashed this message: “Air raid on Pearl Harbor. This is not a drill.”
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    The Battle of Stalingrad was the largest confrontation of World War II, in which Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad in Southern Russia. Successful Soviet defense of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd), Russia, U.S.S.R., during World War II. ... It stopped the German advance into the Soviet Union and marked the turning of the tide of war in favour of the Allies.
  • Interment

    This sense of fear and uncertainty caused a wave of prejudice against Japamericans. Early in 1942, the War Department called for the mass evac. of all Japamerican from Hawaii. The military governor of Hawaii, resisted the order because 37 % of the people in Haw were Japamerican To remove them would have destroyed the islands’ economy and hindered U.S. military operations there. However, he was eventually forced to order the internment of 1,444 Americans, 1 % of Hawaii’s Japamerican population.
  • U.S. convoy system

    U.S. convoy system
    The convoy system, or a group of merchant ships sailing together for protection, has a long naval history. ... During the Second World War, the Destroyers for Bases Agreement provided the British navy with ships in exchange for U.S. access to British naval bases.
  • Operation torch

    Operation torch
    Operation Torch was an Anglo–American invasion of French North Africa during the Second World War. The French colonies in the area were dominated by the Vichy French, formally aligned Germany but with mixed loyalties. Operation Torch was an Anglo–American invasion of French North Africa during the World War 2. It was aimed at reducing pressure on Allied forces in Egypt, and enabling an invasion of Southern Europe. Allie support
  • Korematsu v. United States

    Korematsu v. United States
    Korematsu v. United States, 323 U.S. 214, was a landmark United States Supreme Court case upholding the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. The initial results were discouraging. In 1944, the Supreme Court decided, in Korematsu v. United States, that the government’s policy of evacuating Japanese
    Americans to camps was justified on the basis of “militarynecessity.”
  • Bloody Anizo

    Bloody Anizo
    The Battle of Anzio was a battle of the Italian Campaign of World War II that took place from January 22, 1944 to June 5, 1944. The operation was opposed by German forces in the area of Anzio and Nettuno. In 1944, the Allies needed to attack Germany and Italy in Europe once they had successfully ended their African campaigns. The Allies wanted to take Italy and also attack France to pressure the Axis and to press the advantage afforded by Hitler's costly war with the Soviet Union in the east.
  • Unconditional Surrender

    Unconditional Surrender
    An unconditional surrender is a surrender in which no guarantees are given to the surrendering party. In modern times, unconditional surrenders most often include guarantees provided by international law.The surrender of Imperial Japan was announced by Hirohito on August 15 and formally signed on September 2, 1945, bringing the hostilities of World War II to a close