WWII Timeline (Sam)

Timeline created by branham
In History
  • May 4, 1442

    Office of Price Administration issues Ration Book One

    Office of Price Administration issues Ration Book One
  • May 14, 1442

    WAACs (Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps) created

    WAACs (Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps) created
  • Nov 8, 1442

    Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa begins

    Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa begins
  • May 19, 1443

    “Rosie the Riveter” appears on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post as a tribute to working women during the War

    “Rosie the Riveter” appears on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post as a tribute to working women during the War
  • Jun 2, 1443

    The Tuskegee Airmen undertake their first combat mission

    The Tuskegee Airmen undertake their first combat mission
  • Jun 4, 1444

    D-Day: Allied Forces come ashore in Normandy, France

    D-Day: Allied Forces come ashore in Normandy, France
  • Oct 26, 1444

    Japanese navy defeated at Leyte Gulf; first use of Kamikazes by Japan

    Japanese navy defeated at Leyte Gulf; first use of Kamikazes by Japan
  • Dec 16, 1444

    Battle of the Bulge, the last German offensive, begins in a frigid northern European winter

    Battle of the Bulge, the last German offensive, begins in a frigid northern European winter
  • Japan invades Manchuria

    Japan invades Manchuria
  • Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany

    Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany
  • Kristallnacht riots across Germany

    Kristallnacht riots across Germany
  • Germany invades Poland; WWII begins

    Germany invades Poland; WWII begins
  • US Congress passes first peacetime draft

    US Congress passes first peacetime draft
  • Lend-Lease Act passed

    Lend-Lease Act passed
  • Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

    Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
  • FDR signs Executive Order 9066 which will lead to Japanese Americans being sent to internment camps

    FDR signs Executive Order 9066 which will lead to Japanese Americans being sent to internment camps
  • Soviet troops liberate Auschwitz death camp

    Soviet troops liberate Auschwitz death camp
  • Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin meet at Yalta to discuss post-war Europe

    Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin meet at Yalta to discuss post-war Europe
  • Marines raise US flag on Mt. Suribachi during the battle for Iwo Jima

    Marines raise US flag on Mt. Suribachi during the battle for Iwo Jima
  • American forces meet up with their Russian allies at the Elbe River in Germany

    American forces meet up with their Russian allies at the Elbe River in Germany
  • Victory in Europe (V-E) Day

    Victory in Europe (V-E) Day
  • Japan signs the surrender agreement, officially ending WWII

  • Nuremberg War Crimes Trials of Nazi leaders begin E

    Nuremberg War Crimes Trials of Nazi leaders begin E
  • Period:
    Jun 4, 1442
    to
    Jun 7, 1442

    American naval forces defeat the Japanese navy at the Battle of Midway

  • Period: to

    The US drops atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki