World War 2 Timeline

Timeline created by haleybnash
In History
  • Annexation of Sudetenland

    Annexation of Sudetenland
    October 1st to October 10th, 1938. Hitler marched into the Sudetenland because he wanted all Germans in Austria and Czechoslovakia to become Nazi's.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    The Pearl Harbor attack happened on December 7th, 1941. It was a surprise attack by Japanese forces.
  • The Philippines

    The Philippines
    On December 8th, 1941, the Philippines were attacked by Japan, 9 hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Japanese took more than 80,000 prisoners and were forced to walk the "death march" to a prison camp.
  • Japanese Internment Camps

    Japanese Internment Camps
    Feb 19, 1942 to Mar 20, 1946. U.S. would hold Japanese Americans in concentration camps after Pearl Harbor attack
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    Jun 4, 1942 to Jun 7, 1942. A naval battle fought with a lot of aircraft. United States destroyed Japan's first-line carrier strength and a lot of their best trained naval pilots.
  • Guadalcanal

    August 7th, 1942 to February 9th, 1943. It was the first major victory for the allied forces.
  • Stalingrad

    August 23rd, 1942 to February 2nd, 1943. The battle of Stalingrad was the first major German loss of WWII and it stopped them from advancing any further into Europe and Russia.
  • D-Day

    On June 6th, 1944, allied forces invaded Northern France in Normandy. It is the biggest sea invasion in history.
  • Meeting at Yalta

    Meeting at Yalta
    Feb 4, 1945 to Feb 11, 1945. WW2 meeting of U.S., U.K., and Soviet Union to discuss postwar reorganization of Germany and Europe.
  • Island Hopping

    Island Hopping
    A military strategy used by U.S.They set up forces and supply's only on important islands.
  • Fall of Berlin

    Fall of Berlin
    April 16th, 1945 to May 2nd, 1945. Fought between German army and Soviet army.The Germans surrendered and Hitler committed suicide because he knew he was defeated.
  • Death of Hitler

    Death of Hitler
    Adolf Hitler committed suicide on April 30th, 1945.
  • Los Alamos

    Los Alamos
    The first atomic bomb was set off at Los Alamos on July 16th, 1945.
  • Meeting at Potsdam

    Meeting at Potsdam
    July 17 1945 to August 2, 1945. Last of the WW2 meetings held by the big three (Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill, and Harry Truman. The Cold War was the outcome.
  • Hiroshima

    The U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 in an attempt to get the Japanese to surrender. When it failed, the U.S. dropped another atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki and the Japanese surrendered.