World War II Major Events Timeline Assignment
Munich Pact-1938 September; On September 30, 1938 this Pact was signed by Adolf Hitler and a lot of other people. It was an agreement that settled permitting Nazi's German y's of portions of Czechoslovakia Along the countries basically had a lot of people or German Speakers, for which a new piece of land was found.c
Hitler Invades and takes over all of Czechoslovakia-1939 March; Hitler makes a threat to Czechoslovakia and a lot of cities and countries near unless he obtained from the Hacha for German troops to storm into the country. Czechoslovakia had no resistance and just gave away the country to Germany without trying.
Hitler Invades Poland - The Poland Army was defeated within the first week of Poland being invaded. Germany had over 2,000 tanks and had over 1,000 planes and broke through the Poland defenses with no problem. Warsaw surrendered to the Germans September 27th on 1939. Britain and France declared war on the Germans standing on the Polish border.
Nazi-Soviet (Non-Aggression) Pact- 1941 June: Russia and germany signed a non aggression pact. The pact guaranteed that the two countries would not attack each other
Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor- 1941 December:Japanese fighter planes attacked the U.S. at pearl harbor hawaii. The assult lasted less then 2 hours and took the lives of more than 2500 people.half of the casualties at Pearl Harbor occurred on the naval battleship USS Arizona, which was hit four times by Japanese bombers.
Doolittle raid - 1942 April: The doolittle raid was an attack by the United states on the Japanese capital in Tokyo. The raid was planned and led by Liutanent Colenel James. sixteen B-25 Mitchells were launched from USS Hornet to attack targets including Yokohama and Tokyo and then fly on to airfields in China
Casablanca conference - 1943 January: The Casablanca Conference was a meeting between U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the city of Casablanca. The conference agenda addressed the specifics of tactical procedure, allocation of resources and the broader issues of diplomatic policy
D-day - 1944 June - The U.S. invades France. Dwight D Eisenhower was the leader of the Allied forces in Europe to take France. He was the one who planned the D-Day invasion
Battle of the bulge - 1944 December - Germany's last attempt to stop allied advancement. Allied forces held of German offensive during the winter of 1944. The Germans defeat spelled the end to victory over in Europe.
Germany surrenders V-E day - 1945 August - This day was important because it was the day that there was a victory in Europe and this is the formal acceptance of Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces. It marked the end of the war in Europe.