WWII timeline

Timeline created by ShelbyLCombs
  • The Battle of Britain

    the successful defense of Great Britain against unremitting and destructive air raids conducted by the German air force
  • The Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor on Oahu Island, Hawaii, by the Japanese that precipitated the entry of the United States into World War II
  • The Battle of Midway

    naval battle, fought almost entirely with aircraft
  • The Battle of Stalingrad

  • Operation Torch

    Torch was a compromise operation that 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

    The Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program under the Civil Affairs and Military Government Sections of the Allied armies was established in 1943 to help protect cultural property in war areas during and after World War II.
  • The Battle of Kursk

    The Battle of Kursk was a Second World War engagement between German and Soviet forces
  • D-Day (June 6th, 1944)

  • The Battle of the Bulge

    The Battle of the Bulge started on December 16, 1944, when German forces launched a surprise attack on Allied forces in the forested Ardennes region in Belgium, Luxembourg, and France.
  • The Battle of Iwo Jima

    The Americans secured victory on Iwo Jima on March 26, 1945, after both sides had paid a devastating toll in lives. Out of an estimated 20,000 Japanese troops on the island, only slightly over 200 survived the battle.
  • The Battle of Okinawa

    The Battle of Okinawa, which began 75 years ago, was the last major battle of World War II
  • The Death of FDR

  • The Death of Adolf Hitler

    Adolf Hitler, dictator of Germany, burrowed away in a refurbished air-raid shelter, consumes a cyanide capsule, then shoots himself with a pistol, on April 30, 1945, as his “1,000-year” Reich collapses above him.
  • Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

    The events of August 6 and August 9 were the first instances of atomic bombs used against humans, killing tens of thousands of people, obliterating the cities, and contributing to the end of World War II.
  • Atomic Bombing Nagasaki

    The United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively