WWII timeline

Timeline created by kenman517
In History
  • Nazi invasion of Poland

    Nazi invasion of Poland
    invasion which was disastrous for Poland as a nation and, especially for Poland's Jewish population. Immediately following the invasion, Himmler was appointed to take measures to strengthen German ethnicity in the occupied territories and to create lebensraum, or living space for German citizens.
  • Battle of Flanders

    Battle of Flanders
    the Nazis occupied Denmark without opposition. On the same day they attacked Norway. Landing airborne infantry, parachute troops, and amphibious forces at many points, the Germans gained a solid foothold the first day of the attack.
  • Germany, Italy, and Japan sign the Tripartite Pac

    Germany, Italy, and Japan sign the Tripartite Pac
    The three nations agreed that for the next ten years they would "stand by and co-operate with one another in... their prime purpose to establish and maintain a new order of things... to promote the mutual prosperity and welfare of the peoples concerned." They recognized each other's spheres of interest and undertook "to assist one another with all political, economic and military means when one of the three contracting powers is attacked" by a country not already involved in the war, excluding t
  • The first British Hawker Typhoon fighter enters service

    The first British Hawker Typhoon fighter enters service
    The Hawker Typhoon was a British single-seat fighter-bomber, produced by Hawker Aircraft. While the Typhoon was designed to be a medium-high altitude interceptor, and a direct replacement for the Hawker Hurricane. Other external events in 1940 prolonged the gestation of the Typhoon.
  • First set of Liberty ships are launched in the US

    First set of Liberty ships are launched in the US
    cargo ships built in the United States during World War II. Though British in conception, they were adapted by the U.S. as they were cheap and quick to build, and came to symbolize U.S. wartime industrial output. Based on vessels ordered by Britain to replace ships torpedoed by German U-boats,
  • German air raid on Stalingrad.

    German air raid on Stalingrad.
    A massive German air bombardment on 23 August caused a firestorm, killing thousands and turning Stalingrad into a vast landscape of rubble and burnt ruins.
  • Battle of the Barents Sea between German and British ships

    Battle of the Barents Sea between German and British ships
    The Battle of the Barents Sea took place between British ships escorting convoy Kola Inlet in the USSR, and over 54,000 tons of other supplies.
  • Casablanca conference between Churchill and Roosevelt

     Casablanca conference between Churchill and Roosevelt
    During the conference, Roosevelt announces the war can end only with "unconditional German surrender."
  • Battle of Kasserine Pass between the U.S. 1st Armored Division and German Panzers in North Africa.

    Battle of Kasserine Pass between the U.S. 1st Armored Division and German Panzers in North Africa.
    a series of battles fought around Kasserine Pass, a two-mile (3 km) wide gap in the Grand Dorsal chain of the Atlas Mountains in west central Tunisia.
  • The first atomic bomb dropped on japan

    The first atomic bomb dropped on japan
    the acute effects killed 90,000–166,000 people in Hiroshima and 60,000–80,000 in Nagasaki,[1] with roughly half of the deaths occurring on the first day. people who died on the day of the explosion, 60% died from flash or flame burns, 30% from falling debris and 10% from other causes