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Dates and Facts of The Second World War

 

 

1918/01/08 * Woodrow Wilson announces war aims

1918/09/10 * Treaty of St. Germain

1918/11/03 * German Fleet peace demonstration

1918/11/04 * Austria-Hungary Armistice

1918/11/09 * Abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm

1918/11/09 * Armistice, Compiegne, France

1918/12/08 * Bavaria declares independence

 

1919/01/06 * Spartacist Revolt

1919/01/18 * Paris Peace Conference

1919/01/19 * German elections, Weimar Republic

1919/03/04 * Comintern founded

1919/03/04 * Spartacist strike in Germany

1919/03/21 * Hungarian Socialist Republic declared

1919/03/23 * Fascist Party formed, Italy

1919/04/15 * Socialist demonstration put down

1919/04/20 * Civil war in Bavaria

1919/06/28 * Treaty of Versailles

1919/11/19 * Senate rejects Treaty of Versailles

1919/11/27 * Treaty of Neuilly

 

1920/02/20 * Adolph Hitler's Party Speech

1920/03/13 * Freikorps attempts a Putsch

1920/03/19 * Senate rejects League of Nations

1920/04/01 * German reparations due

1920/04/01 * Birth of the NSDAP

1920/11/01 * League of Nations first assembly

 

1921/03/18 * Treaty of Riga

1921/05/03 * Poland marches on Upper Silesia

1921/09/01 * Fascists seized Ravenna

1921/11/11 * Washington Naval Conference

 

1922/02/06 * Washington Naval Treaty

1922/04/16 * Treaty of Rapallo

1922/05/01 * Fascists seized Bologna

1922/05/01 * Fascists seized Ferrara

1922/06/24 * Walter Rathenau murdered

1922/08/01 * Socialist General Strike

1922/10/28 * Fascists march on Rome

1922/10/30 * Mussolini becomes dictator

 

1923/01/01 * Ruhr occupied by France

1923/07/24 * Treaty of Lausanne

1923/09/26 * Germany declares State of Emergency

1923/11/09 * NSDAP coup d'etat in Munich

 

1924/04/01 * Dawes Plan for reparation

1924/12/20 * Hitler released from Landsberg

 

1925/02/27 * NSDAP revived

1925/12/01 * Locarno Treaties

 

1926/09/10 * Germany joins League of Nations

 

1927/01/01 * Disarmament Commission withdraws

1927/06/01 * International Naval Conference

 

1928/05/01 * Reichstag elections

1928/06/04 * Chinese Marshal Chang killed

1928/08/27 * Kellogg-Briand Pact

 

1929/08/01 * Young Plan enacted

1929/10/29 * Stockmarket breakdown starts The Great Depression

 

1930/04/22 * London Naval Treaty

1930/09/14 * Reichstag elections

 

1931/09/19 * Japanese seize Mukden, Manchuria

1931/10/17 * Cherry Society members arrested

 

1932/02/02 * International Disarmament Conference

1932/03/13 * Presidential elections

1932/05/15 * Prime Minister of Japan killed

1932/06/16 * Lausanne Conference

1932/07/31 * Reichstag elections

 

1933/01/30 * Hitler becomes Chancellor

1933/02/27 * Reichstag fire

1933/03/20 * Hitler opens Dachau Camp

1933/03/23 * Reichstag passes Enabling Act

1933/03/27 * Japan leaves League of Nations

1933/10/14 * Germany leaves League of Nations

 

1934/01/26 * Germany and Poland sign pact

1934/04/17 * Japan asserts authority in Far East

1934/07/25 * Austrian Chancellor assassinated

1934/08/02 * President von Hindenburg dies

1934/12/05 * Wal Wal Battle

1934/12/29 * Japan discards naval treaty

 

1935/01/03 * Abyssinia appeals to League

1935/01/13 * Saarland Plebiscite

1935/02/26 * Coup in Tokyo

1935/03/09 * Hitler announces the Luftwaffe

1935/03/16 * Hitler announces army increase

1935/04/11 * Stresa Conference

1935/06/18 * Anglo-German Naval Agreement

1935/06/24 * Eden meets Mussolini over Abyssinia

1935/09/11 * Britain affirms League commitment

1935/09/15 * Hitler makes Nuremberg laws

1935/10/03 * Italy invades Abyssinia

1935/10/19 * League's sanctions against Italy

 

1936/03/07 * Germany reoccupies Rhineland

1936/05/09 * Italy annexes Abyssinia

1936/07/17 * Nationalists rebel in Morocco

1936/07/26 * Comintern supports Spanish Republic

1936/08/02 * Franco's Army leaves for Spain

1936/08/02 * France announces non-Intervention

1936/08/15 * British arms embargo on Spain

1936/09/09 * Non-intervention Committee meets

1936/09/29 * Franco proclaimed head of state

1936/10/06 * Soviets supply arms to Republic

1936/11/01 * Berlin-Rome Axis

1936/11/06 * Spanish Republican government withdraws

1936/11/18 * Germany and Italy recognize Franco

1936/11/25 * Anti-Comintern Pact--JapanGermany

 

1937/01/02 * British and Italian informal agreement

1937/04/19 * Non-intervention measures taken

1937/04/26 * Kondor Legion bombs innocents

1937/07/01 * Spanish bishops endorse Franco

1937/07/07 * War between Japan and China

1937/07/25 * Battle at Langfang

1937/08/01 * Sino-Soviet non-Aggression Pact

1937/08/28 * Vatican endorses Franco

1937/10/29 * Spanish Republican government moves

1937/11/06 * Italy joins anti-Comintern Pact

1937/11/09 * Japan takes Shanghai

1937/11/28 * Franco blockades Spanish Coast

1937/12/12 * Japanese sink USS Panay

1937/12/14 * Japan takes Nanking

 

1938/01/30 * Franco forms a ministry

1938/03/13 * German and Austrian Anschluss

1938/05/20 * Czechoslovakia mobilizes

1938/07/05 * Non-intervention plan approved

1938/08/01 * Chinese government relocates

1938/09/29 * Munich Pact

1938/10/01 * Japan takes Canton

1938/10/04 * Republicans withdraw volunteers

1938/10/28 * Germany demands Danzig from Poland

1938/11/09 * Crystal Night--Persecution of Jews

1938/12/01 * US sends monetary aid to China

 

1939/02/05 * Spanish Republicans leave Spain

1939/02/27 * Britain recognizes Franco's regime

1939/03/15 * Czechoslovakia divided

1939/03/21 * Hitler demands Danzig again

1939/03/23 * Germany occupies Memel

1939/03/28 * Madrid falls to Nationalists

1939/03/31 * Republican resistance ends

1939/04/07 * Italy sends troops to Albania

1939/04/15 * US asks for Peace Promise

1939/04/18 * USSR proposes alliance

1939/04/28 * Hitler renounces non-aggression

1939/05/01 * Soviets defeat Japanese at Nomohan

1939/08/02 * Einstein writes to Roosevelt

1939/08/23 * Non-aggression Pact-GermanyUSSR

1939/08/23 * Pact of Steel

1939/08/25 * British-Polish alliance

1939/08/26 * German unit seizes Polish railway

1939/08/27 * Allies coax Poland to negotiate

1939/08/31 * SS invents pretext for invasion

1939/08/31 * Polish ambassador visits Hitler

1939/09/01 * Germany invades Poland

1939/09/02 * Hitler seeks terms with Allies

1939/09/03 * Britain and France declare war

1939/09/03 * Germans sink SS Athenia

1939/09/04 * Japan declares neutrality

1939/09/04 * First Royal Air Force attacks

1939/09/04 * Germans capture Polish corridor

1939/09/05 * United States declares neutrality

1939/09/06 * South Africa declares war

1939/09/06 * Polish forces withdraw

1939/09/07 * French penetrate German Saarland

1939/09/09 * BEF goes to France

1939/09/10 * Canada declares war on Germany

1939/09/12 * Bzura River Battle

1939/09/14 * British sink U-39"

1939/09/15 * Germans surround Warsaw

1939/09/17 * Soviet Union invades Poland

1939/09/17 * U-29 sinks the Courageous

1939/09/19 * Hilter enters Danzig

1939/09/22 * Soviets enter Lvov

1939/09/27 * Warsaw surrenders to Germans

1939/09/27 * Hitler plans invasion of France

1939/09/27 * Hitler orders attacks on shipping

1939/09/28 * Polish Army at Modlin surrenders

1939/09/29 * German-Soviet non-aggression talks

1939/09/30 * Polish government-in-exile formed

1939/09/30 * Graf Spee sinks Clementine

1939/10/01 * Resistance on the Polish coast ends

1939/10/03 * Germans look to Norway for bases

1939/10/05 * Soviet-Latvian Treaty

1939/10/06 * Polish resistance ends

1939/10/06 * Hitler proposes peace

1939/10/09 * Hitler orders attacks in the west

1939/10/10 * Soviet-Lithuanian Treaty

1939/10/12 * Soviet-Finnish negotiations

1939/10/14 * U-47 sinks Royal Oak

1939/10/16 * Germany attacks British territory

1939/11/07 * Belgium and Holland urge peace

1939/11/08 * Assassination attempt on Hitler

1939/11/15 * Graf Spee sinks Africa Shell

1939/11/17 * Allies plan to meet German attack

1939/11/23 * Scharnhorst sinks the Rawalpindi

1939/11/23 * British recover German mine intact

1939/11/24 * Germany warns merchant vessels away

1939/11/30 * Soviet Union invades Finland

1939/12/01 * Communist form Finnish puppet government

1939/12/03 * Finns withdraw to Mannerheim Line

1939/12/03 * Graf Spee sinks merchant vessel

1939/12/06 * Soviets attack Mannerheim Line

1939/12/07 * Scandanavia declares neutrality

1939/12/07 * Battle of Suomussalmi

1939/12/07 * Italy reaffirms neutrality

1939/12/12 * British Salmon attacks cruisers

1939/12/13 * Battle of Plate River

1939/12/14 * League of Nations expells Russia

1939/12/15 * Britain adds fifth division to BEF

1939/12/18 * RAF loses 12 bombers over Germany

1939/12/24 * Pope asks for peace

1939/12/29 * Finland counterattacks

 

1940/01/01 * French and British prepare defenses

1940/01/07 * Timoshenko commands Soviet forces

1940/01/10 * Hitler sets date for attack on west

1940/01/16 * Hitler postpones attack on the west

1940/01/27 * Hitler supervises Plan Weser

1940/01/29 * Soviets open negotiations

1940/02/01 * Soviets cross Viipuri Bay

1940/02/05 * Western Powers decide to send men

1940/02/11 * Soviets penetrate Mannerheim Line

1940/02/11 * German-Soviet Economics Agreement

1940/02/16 * Cossack rescues prisoners

1940/02/20 * Falkenhorst to lead Plan Weser

1940/02/23 * Soviets make final peace offer

1940/02/23 * Sweden reasserts neutrality

1940/02/28 * Soviets penetrate defense

1940/03/01 * Soviet peace offer expires

1940/03/01 * Sumner Wells tours Europe

1940/03/03 * Soviet offensive heats up

1940/03/06 * Finland sends delegation to Moscow

1940/03/06 * Hitler adopts Plan Sickle

1940/03/08 * Soviets take Viipuri

1940/03/12 * Soviet-Finnish Peace Treaty

1940/03/12 * British plan to control Narvik

1940/03/16 * First British civilian killed

1940/03/18 * Mussolini promises to join Germany

1940/03/19 * RAF bombs Hornum Base

1940/03/20 * French leadership changes

1940/03/28 * Allies plan to mine Norway's waters

1940/04/02 * Hitler sets date to invade Norway

1940/04/05 * Allies prepare to mine waters

1940/04/05 * Chamberlain reassures Britain

1940/04/07 * RAF sees Germans headed for Norway

1940/04/08 * Hipper sinks the Glowworm

1940/04/09 * Germany invades Denmark

1940/04/09 * Germany invades Norway

1940/04/10 * First Battle of Narvik Fiord

1940/04/11 * British contingent sails for Norway

1940/04/12 * Second Battle at Narvik Fiord

1940/04/15 * British troops arrive at Harstad

1940/04/16 * Allies land at Namsos

1940/04/18 * British land at Aandalesnes

1940/04/24 * Norwegians attack Germans at Narvik

1940/04/26 * British evacuate southern Norway

1940/04/29 * Norway's government leaves Molde

1940/04/30 * British leave Aandalesnes

1940/05/01 * Hitler sets date to attack France

1940/05/02 * Allied forces leave Namsos

1940/05/03 * Hitler delays attack on France

1940/05/10 * Neville Chamberlain resigns

1940/05/10 * Germany invades Low Countries

1940/05/11 * Roosevelt condoles with Belgium

1940/05/11 * New minister of aircraft production

1940/05/12 * Germany invades France

1940/05/13 * Germans cross the Meuse

1940/05/13 * Dutch retreat

1940/05/14 * British establish LDV

1940/05/14 * Rotterdam bombed by Germans

1940/05/15 * Churchill appeals to Italy

1940/05/15 * Holland surrenders to Germany

1940/05/15 * Germans dominate in Belgium

1940/05/16 * Allies withdraw from Belgium

1940/05/16 * Roosevelt appeals to Congress

1940/05/17 * French 4th Armored attacks Panzers

1940/05/17 * Germans entered Brussels

1940/05/18 * German Panzers reach Cambrai

1940/05/19 * French replace Gen. Gamelin

1940/05/19 * Petain made deputy prime minister

1940/05/20 * German Panzers split Allied forces

1940/05/21 * Allies counter-attack at Arras

1940/05/22 * German forces turn north

1940/05/23 * British land at Cherbourg

1940/05/23 * Panzers halt

1940/05/25 * Germans take Boulogne

1940/05/25 * BEF decides to withdraw to Dunkirk

1940/05/25 * Hitler confirms halt order

1940/05/26 * Operation Dynamo

1940/05/27 * Germans take Calais

1940/05/28 * Allies take Narvik

1940/05/28 * Belgium surrenders to Germany

1940/05/31 * Churchill flies to Paris

1940/06/03 * Allies leave Narvik

1940/06/03 * Churchill authorized commandos

1940/06/04 * Germans enter Dunkirk

1940/06/05 * De Gaulle gets new appointment

1940/06/05 * Germans move south in France

1940/06/06 * Germans break through on the Somme

1940/06/09 * Germans route Allies on the Somme

1940/06/10 * Italy declares war on Allies

1940/06/10 * French government relocates

1940/06/10 * Roosevelt condemns Axis Powers

1940/06/11 * Paris declared an open city

1940/06/11 * British attack Turin and Genoa

1940/06/11 * North African campaign begins

1940/06/11 * Italy raids Malta, Aden, Sudan

1940/06/11 * More BEF sent to France

1940/06/11 * British attack Eritrea and Libya

1940/06/12 * Allies surrender at St-Valery

1940/06/12 * Reynaud presses to continue fight

1940/06/12 * Britain completes defense plan

1940/06/13 * US ships arms to Britain

1940/06/14 * British capture Libyan forts

1940/06/14 * Germans enter Paris

1940/06/16 * Germans breach Maginot Line

1940/06/16 * British to leave France

1940/06/16 * Reynaud resigns

1940/06/18 * De Gaulle calls for volunteers

1940/06/19 * French ships seek refuge

1940/06/19 * Germans invite French to peace talk

1940/06/20 * Italy invades France

1940/06/22 * France and Germany sign armistice

1940/06/24 * France and Italy sign an Armistice

1940/06/24 * First British Commando raid

1940/06/25 * Fighting ceases in France

1940/06/26 * Turkey announced neutrality

1940/06/27 * Royal Navy seized French ships

1940/06/28 * Governor-General of Libya killed

1940/06/28 * Stalin demands provinces

1940/06/28 * Britain recognizes de Gaulle

1940/06/28 * Pope offers to mediate peace

1940/06/30 * Germany occupies Channel Islands

1940/07/02 * Hitler makes first invasion Directive

1940/07/03 * Operation Catapult

1940/07/03 * Haile Selassie arrives in Khartoum

1940/07/03 * British shipping restricted

1940/07/04 * Italians attack Sudan border

1940/07/05 * Vichy France angry with Britain

1940/07/06 * Germans open U-boat base in France

1940/07/09 * First sea clash--BritishItalians

1940/07/10 * Luftwaffe attacks South Wales

1940/07/11 * Raeder questions invasion plans

1940/07/11 * Petain proclaimed head of state

1940/07/12 * Britain closes Burma Road to China

1940/07/13 * Hitler declines Mussolini's help

1940/07/14 * Commandos raid Guernsey

1940/07/16 * Japan's Admiral Yonai replaced

1940/07/16 * US announces embargo on Japan

1940/07/17 * German Army presents attack plan

1940/07/19 * Alan Brooke made Commander-in-Chief

1940/07/19 * Hitler urges Britain to negotiate

1940/07/20 * Roosevelt signs Two-Ocean Navy Act

1940/07/21 * Baltic States unite with USSR

1940/07/22 * SOE formed

1940/07/22 * British form the SOE

1940/07/23 * Czech government-in-exile formed

1940/07/23 * LDV renamed the Home Guard

1940/07/26 * Hitler issues Directive 16"

1940/07/27 * Liaison Conference Proclamation

1940/07/30 * Calm before the main air offensive

1940/07/31 * Hitler reviews army plans

1940/07/31 * Hitler plans attack on Russia

1940/08/01 * Hitler sets date for air offensive

1940/08/01 * USSR confirms its neutrality

1940/08/04 * Hitler vows retaliation for Berlin

1940/08/04 * Italy invades British Somaliland

1940/08/06 * Goering sets date for offensive

1940/08/08 * Luftwaffe attacks shipping

1940/08/12 * Luftwaffe attacks communications

1940/08/13 * Luftwaffe's main offensive

1940/08/13 * US and Britain Lend-Lease Agreement

1940/08/15 * Eagle Day

1940/08/17 * British deploy 5th Indian Division

1940/08/17 * Hitler declares blockade of Britain

1940/08/17 * Abyssinians plan revolt

1940/08/18 * RAF crisis

1940/08/19 * Mussolini plans invasion of Egypt

1940/08/20 * Churchill thanks RAF

1940/08/22 * Britain sends materials to Mid-East

1940/08/24 * Error results in bombing of London

1940/08/25 * RAF attacks Berlin

1940/08/27 * National Guard on active duty

1940/08/29 * Japan demands Indo-China Garrisons

1940/09/02 * Congress approves materal aid

1940/09/03 * Romania cedes territory to Hungary

1940/09/05 * Beginning of London Blitz

1940/09/06 * Loaned destoyers head for Britain

1940/09/07 * Unrelenting attacks on London

1940/09/10 * Hitler delays Operation Sealion

1940/09/13 * Italy invades Egypt

1940/09/15 * Battle of Britain comes to a head

1940/09/16 * Burke-Wadsworth Bill passed

1940/09/16 * Italians occupy sidi Barrani

1940/09/17 * Hitler delays Sealion indefinitely

1940/09/21 * Wavell plans counter-Attack

1940/09/23 * RAF bombers raid Berlin

1940/09/23 * De Gaulle attacks Dakar

1940/09/25 * Magic breaks Japan's codes

1940/09/27 * Germany, Italy and Japan sign pact

1940/09/27 * Luftwaffe loses 52 aircraft

1940/09/29 * Cunningham escorts convoy to Malta

1940/09/30 * Last daytime attack on London

1940/10/08 * Convoy leaves Alexandria

1940/10/17 * Two British convoys attacked

1940/10/18 * Britain opens Burma Road

1940/10/28 * Italian troops invade Greece

1940/10/28 * Hitler and Mussolini meet

1940/10/28 * Churchill offers aid to Greece

1940/11/04 * Greeks counter-attack

1940/11/05 * Admiral Scheer sinks Jervis Bay

1940/11/11 * Swordfish attack Italian fleet

1940/11/12 * Molotov visits Hitler

1940/11/14 * Coventry raid

1940/11/19 * Air raid on Birmingham

1940/11/20 * Hungary joins Tripartite Pact

1940/11/23 * Air raid on Southampton

1940/11/23 * Romania signs the Tripartite Pact

1940/11/24 * Air raid on Bristol

1940/11/24 * Slovakia signs the Tripartite Pact

1940/11/26 * WDF begins Training Exercise 1"

1940/11/27 * Naval fleets engage off Sardinia

1940/12/01 * December British shipping losses

1940/12/04 * General Soddu recommends armistice

1940/12/05 * Hitler unveils Operation Otto

1940/12/06 * WDF began Training Exercise 2"

1940/12/06 * Mussolini's chief of staff resigns

1940/12/07 * Admiral Hipper leaves Kiel

1940/12/09 * Western Desert offensive begins

1940/12/10 * British surround Sidi Barrani

1940/12/11 * Sidi Barrani falls to British

1940/12/12 * Air raid on Sheffield

1940/12/13 * Hitler unveils Operation Marita

1940/12/16 * RAF raids Mannheim

1940/12/18 * Hitler affirms Operation Barbarossa

1940/12/20 * Italians driven out of Bardia

1940/12/20 * Air raid on Liverpool

1940/12/21 * Malaya transferred to Atlantic

1940/12/29 * Roosevelt's Freedom Speech

1940/12/29 * Incendiary raid on London

 

1941/01/01 * WDF renamed XIII Corps

1941/01/01 * Hitler negotiates with Bulgaria

1941/01/01 * January British shipping losses

1941/01/05 * Bardia falls to 6th Australian Division

1941/01/06 * Churchill makes Greece a priority

1941/01/07 * XIII Corps approaches Tobruk

1941/01/07 * Japanese cross the Slim River

1941/01/08 * Hitler decides to support Italy

1941/01/10 * First raid by a Stirling Bomber

1941/01/10 * Germany and Soviets sign new treaty

1941/01/10 * Lend-Lease Bill introduced

1941/01/10 * Luftwaffe hits Mediterranean

1941/01/11 * Japanese enter Kuala Lumpur

1941/01/13 * Hitler invites Bulgaria to Axis

1941/01/13 * Air raid on Plymouth

1941/01/16 * French attack Thailand

1941/01/17 * Italians leave Kassala and Gallalabat

1941/01/17 * British recapture Bardia

1941/01/19 * Hitler and Mussolini discuss aid

1941/01/19 * Platt's forces occupy Kassala

1941/01/20 * Haile Selassie enters Abyssinia

1941/01/22 * Wavell receives orders

1941/01/22 * Tobruk falls to XIII Corps

1941/01/24 * British invade Italian Somaliland

1941/01/27 * 4th Armored reaches Mechili

1941/01/27 * Mechili occupied by British

1941/01/27 * Grew hears rumor of surprise attack

1941/01/29 * US-British Staff Conference

1941/01/30 * 1st South African Division attacks Mega

1941/01/31 * French, Thai Armistice

1941/01/31 * 9th Indian Brigade takes Metemma

1941/01/31 * 5th Indian Division takes Agordat

1941/02/01 * US Navy reorganized

1941/02/01 * February British shipping losses

1941/02/02 * British take Barentu

1941/02/03 * Hitler reviews Operation Barbarossa

1941/02/03 * First battle at Keren

1941/02/04 * Two German ships leave the Baltic

1941/02/04 * Italians evacuate Benghazi

1941/02/05 * 7th Armored arrives near Benghazi

1941/02/06 * Hitler appoints Erwin Rommel

1941/02/06 * Hitler makes final appeal to Franco

1941/02/06 * Australians take Benghazi

1941/02/06 * Battle of Beda Fromm

1941/02/07 * Agedabia falls to British

1941/02/08 * Force H attacks Genoa

1941/02/08 * Graziani asks for removal from post

1941/02/09 * Churchill warns Bulgaria

1941/02/12 * Admiral Hipper leaves port at Brest

1941/02/12 * British seek anti-Axis coalition

1941/02/12 * Rommel arrives at Tripoli

1941/02/14 * German troops arrive in Tripoli

1941/02/14 * Hitler pressures Yugoslavia

1941/02/15 * UK breaks relations with Romania

1941/02/19 * Battle of Lumbok Strait

1941/02/23 * Greece accepts aid from Britain

1941/02/23 * Luftwaffe sinks Terror

1941/02/24 * First raid of the Manchester Bomber

1941/02/24 * British and Germans fight at Nofilia

1941/02/25 * British attack Castelorizzo

1941/02/25 * 11th African Division takes Mogadishu

1941/02/25 * Upholder sinks Armando Diaz

1941/03/01 * March air raids on Britain

1941/03/01 * 11th African Division pursues Italians

1941/03/01 * Bulgaria signs Tripartite Pact

1941/03/04 * British forces leave for Greece

1941/03/04 * Hitler pressures Yugoslavia

1941/03/05 * British troops leave for Greece

1941/03/05 * UK breaks relations with Bulgaria

1941/03/06 * Germans mine the Suez Canal

1941/03/07 * Wolverine sinks U-47"

1941/03/07 * British troops arrive in Greece

1941/03/08 * Lend-Lease becomes law

1941/03/10 * First flight of the Halifax Bomber

1941/03/13 * Air raid on Clydebank

1941/03/15 * 4th and 5th Indian Divisions take Keren

1941/03/16 * British land at Berbera

1941/03/17 * 11th African Division takes Jijiga

1941/03/17 * U-99 and U-100 sunk

1941/03/19 * Battle of the Atlantic Committee formed

1941/03/19 * Germans urge Italian Navy to attack

1941/03/19 * Soviet 2nd Shock Army cut-off

1941/03/20 * British troops meet at Hargeisa

1941/03/24 * British driven out of El Agheila

1941/03/25 * Yugoslavia signs Tripartite Pact

1941/03/26 * 11th African Division takes Harar

1941/03/26 * Italians damage HMS York

1941/03/27 * Coup in Yugoslavia

1941/03/27 * Hitler orders Operation Marita

1941/03/28 * Battle of Cape Matapan

1941/03/31 * Afrika Korps attacks Mersa Brega

1941/03/31 * US team arrives in Greenland

1941/04/01 * British take Asmara

1941/04/01 * Raschid Ali seized power in Iraq

1941/04/02 * Italian destroyers fail in Red Sea

1941/04/02 * Afrika Korps takes Agedabia

1941/04/03 * Afrika Korps enters Benghazi

1941/04/06 * Axis invades Greece

1941/04/06 * 11th African Division takes Addis Ababa

1941/04/06 * Axis invades Yugoslavia

1941/04/06 * Afrika Korps takes Mechili

1941/04/07 * Germans take Derna

1941/04/08 * British capture Massawa

1941/04/08 * Skoplje and Nis fall to Axis

1941/04/08 * Heavy air raid on Coventry

1941/04/09 * Germans take Salonika

1941/04/09 * Germans take Monastir

1941/04/10 * Croatia declared independence

1941/04/10 * Axis takes Zagreb

1941/04/10 * British begin retreat

1941/04/11 * Pan-American Security Zone extended

1941/04/11 * Rommel attacks Tobruk

1941/04/11 * Air raid on Bristol

1941/04/12 * US troops occupy Greenland

1941/04/13 * Germans occupy Belgrade

1941/04/13 * Italians push Albanian Front South

1941/04/13 * Berlin orders attack on Tobruk

1941/04/13 * Japan-Soviet Non-Aggression Treaty

1941/04/13 * Italians take Yugoslav coast

1941/04/15 * Air raid on Belfast

1941/04/16 * Germans capture Sarajevo

1941/04/16 * London bombarded by Luftwaffe

1941/04/17 * Yugoslavia surrenders

1941/04/18 * Germans penetrate Aliakmon Line

1941/04/18 * Commonwealth forces arrive at Basra

1941/04/18 * Alexandros Korizis commits suicide

1941/04/19 * British decide to evacuate

1941/04/19 * London hit by Luftwaffe

1941/04/21 * Greeks surrender to the Axis

1941/04/22 * Evacuation of W Force begins

1941/04/23 * Greek government goes to Crete

1941/04/23 * German troops mass in east

1941/04/24 * Germans capture Corinth

1941/04/24 * German paratroops occupy islands

1941/04/24 * British driven from Thermopylae

1941/04/25 * Germans take Halfaya Pass

1941/04/26 * South Africans take Dessie

1941/04/27 * Germans enter Athens

1941/04/28 * W Force completes evacuation

1941/04/29 * Allies uncover plan to invade Crete

1941/04/29 * More troops arrive at Basra

1941/04/30 * Hitler delays Operation Barbarossa

1941/05/01 * 5th Indian Division takes Amba Alagi

1941/05/05 * Selassie returns to Addis Ababa

1941/05/05 * Freyberg appointed to Crete

1941/05/06 * 3rd Indian Brigade arrives Basra

1941/05/06 * Stalin's political role expands

1941/05/08 * U-110 surrenders to HMS Bulldog

1941/05/09 * British Habforce arrives in Iraq

1941/05/09 * France and Thailand sign peace treaty

1941/05/10 * Last attack of the London Blitz

1941/05/10 * Rudolf Hess flies to Scotland

1941/05/11 * Japan makes overtures to US

1941/05/12 * Tiger Convoy arrives in Alexandria

1941/05/14 * Allies attack Syrian air bases

1941/05/15 * Operation Brevity begins

1941/05/15 * Luftwaffe attacks Crete

1941/05/16 * Berlin urges assault on Egypt

1941/05/18 * Habforce arrives at Habbaniyah

1941/05/18 * Bismarck sinks HMS Hood

1941/05/19 * British capture Fallujah

1941/05/19 * Freyberg sends aircraft to Egypt

1941/05/20 * Germans attack Crete

1941/05/21 * Germans sink Juno off Crete

1941/05/22 * Luftwaffe sinks six British vessels

1941/05/22 * British take Soddu

1941/05/25 * King George escapes Crete

1941/05/25 * Germans step up offensive in Crete

1941/05/26 * Bismarck is sunk

1941/05/27 * First continuous escort from Canada

1941/05/27 * British advance in Iraq

1941/05/27 * British decide to evacuate Crete

1941/05/27 * Germans retake Halfaya Pass

1941/05/28 * British evacuate Crete

1941/05/30 * Raschid Ali leaves Iraq

1941/06/05 * More German troops mass in the east

1941/06/06 * Selassie occupies Debra Markos

1941/06/13 * Tass Agency denies German threat

1941/06/13 * Soviets arrest German sympathizers

1941/06/14 * US freezes relations with Axis

1941/06/15 * Wavell launches Operation Battleaxe

1941/06/15 * German generals receive orders

1941/06/17 * Finland begins mobilization

1941/06/19 * Stalin orders border black-out

1941/06/21 * Moscow orders combat readiness

1941/06/21 * Free French occupy Damascus

1941/06/22 * Germany invades Russia

1941/06/22 * Italy and Romania declare war

1941/06/23 * Germans penetrate Russian Poland

1941/06/24 * Slovakia declares war on Russia

1941/06/25 * Germans penetrate past Russian HQ

1941/06/25 * Russians attack Finnish positions

1941/06/25 * Germans capture Dubno

1941/06/26 * Army Group Center engage tanks

1941/06/26 * Finland declared war on Russia

1941/06/26 * German forces enter Lithuania

1941/06/27 * Hungary declares war on Russia

1941/06/28 * Albania declares war on Russia

1941/06/28 * Minsk threatened by German troops

1941/06/29 * Brest-Litovsk falls

1941/06/29 * Finns attack Karelian Peninsula

1941/06/30 * Bialystok pocket surrenders

1941/07/01 * Riga falls to the Germans

1941/07/01 * Churchill orders relief of Tobruk

1941/07/02 * Germans break Stalin Line, Latvia

1941/07/03 * Stalin addresses the Soviet people

1941/07/04 * Roosevelt addresses America

1941/07/04 * Tito calls for arms

1941/07/05 * Auchinleck replaces Wavell

1941/07/07 * US marines arrive in Iceland

1941/07/09 * Vitebsk falls to the Germans

1941/07/12 * Britain and USSR sign pact

1941/07/15 * US air base in Newfoundland

1941/07/15 * Germans close pocket at Smolensk

1941/07/15 * Convention of Acre

1941/07/16 * Germans close pocket at Uman

1941/07/17 * Heydrich's Einsatzgruppen Order

1941/07/18 * New Japanese foreign minister

1941/07/19 * Hitler issues Directive 33"

1941/07/20 * Stalin made Commissar for Defense

1941/07/22 * Major air strike on Moscow

1941/07/23 * Japan occupies Indo-China

1941/07/26 * US freezes Japanese assets

1941/07/26 * USAFFE formed

1941/07/27 * Auchinleck consults in London

1941/07/27 * Tallinin falls to Germans

1941/07/31 * Germans advance toward Leningrad

1941/08/02 * Lend-Lease Aid sent to Soviets

1941/08/05 * Smolensk pocket surrenders

1941/08/08 * Uman pocket surrenders

1941/08/09 * Atlantic Conference

1941/08/17 * Odessa is surrounded

1941/08/17 * US refuses Pacific Conference

1941/08/19 * Australians relieved at Tobruk

1941/08/25 * Allies invade Iran

1941/08/26 * Hitler orders more troops to Poland

1941/08/26 * British occupy Abadan oilfields

1941/08/27 * Iran requests cease-fire

1941/08/28 * New Australian prime minister

1941/09/01 * Germans attack Tito

1941/09/02 * Auchinleck plans Operation Crusader

1941/09/04 * Leningrad under siege

1941/09/04 * USS Greer attacked by U-boat

1941/09/05 * Hitler targets Moscow

1941/09/10 * Allies occupy Tehran

1941/09/10 * Japanese war games

1941/09/14 * Germans approach Sidi Barrani

1941/09/15 * Nazis use gas for mass murders

1941/09/16 * US marines offer protection

1941/09/19 * Germans captured Kiev

1941/09/20 * Brits attempt diplomacy

1941/09/24 * Atlantic Charter

1941/09/25 * Germans head for the Crimea

1941/09/26 * British convoy leaves for Russia

1941/09/27 * Germans take Perekop

1941/09/27 * British seize Wolkefit

1941/09/27 * First Liberty Ship launched

1941/09/29 * Soviet-US-British Conference

1941/09/30 * Drive on Moscow began

1941/10/03 * Hitler announces success to Germans

1941/10/03 * Operation Crusader approved

1941/10/10 * Soviet Zhukov commands West Front

1941/10/14 * Bryansk pocket surrenders

1941/10/16 * Prime Minister Konoye resigns

1941/10/16 * Stark warns fleet commanders

1941/10/16 * Great panic in Moscow

1941/10/16 * Odessa falls to the Axis

1941/10/17 * U-boat torpedoes US destroyer

1941/10/18 * Panzers take Mozhaisk

1941/10/19 * Taganrog falls to Germans

1941/10/19 * Vyazma pocket taken

1941/10/24 * Kharkov captured

1941/10/27 * Crimea falls to the Germans

1941/10/30 * German offensive Grinds to a halt

1941/10/31 * U-boat sinks Reuben James

1941/11/03 * Kursk captured by Germans

1941/11/03 * US diplomat in Tokyo warns of war

1941/11/03 * Operation Crusader delayed

1941/11/06 * US captures German Odenwald

1941/11/07 * Decision to resume Moscow offensive

1941/11/07 * RAF raids German cities

1941/11/15 * Drive on Moscow recommences

1941/11/16 * Germans capture Kerch

1941/11/17 * Commandos enter Libya

1941/11/17 * Reichskommissariate Ostland formed

1941/11/18 * Operation Crusader launched

1941/11/20 * British at Tobruk break out

1941/11/20 * Japan orders attack

1941/11/20 * Rostov captured by Germans

1941/11/21 * Gen. Anderson stops Tunisian advance

1941/11/23 * Germans close in on Moscow

1941/11/24 * Rommel's dash to the Wire

1941/11/26 * Japanese fleet secretly leaves port

1941/11/27 * Gondar falls to British forces

1941/11/27 * Navy issues State of war warning

1941/11/27 * Japanese reject US proposals

1941/11/29 * Soviets recapture Rostov

1941/12/01 * Japan sets attack date

1941/12/02 * Hitler issues Directive 38"

1941/12/04 * Japanese diplomats leave US

1941/12/05 * Germans halt 19 miles from Moscow

1941/12/05 * Germans evacuate Tobruk Perimeter

1941/12/05 * UK declares war on three countries

1941/12/06 * US begins work on a nuclear bomb

1941/12/06 * Japanese diplomat receives message

1941/12/06 * Roosevelt pleads for peace

1941/12/06 * Japanese head for Malaya

1941/12/06 * Russian West Front Army attacks

1941/12/07 * Germans withdraw to Gazala

1941/12/07 * Zhukov attacks south of Moscow

1941/12/07 * Von Brauchitsch resigns

1941/12/07 * Japan attacks Pearl Harbor

1941/12/07 * Japanese attack Midway

1941/12/07 * Japanese attack Guam

1941/12/07 * Japanese attack Wake

1941/12/07 * Japanese prepare invasions

1941/12/08 * USA and Britain declare war on Japan

1941/12/08 * Japanese bomb Singapore

1941/12/08 * British enter Thailand

1941/12/08 * Japanese bomb the Philippines

1941/12/08 * Japanese take Shanghai and Tientsin

1941/12/08 * Japanese land in Malaya

1941/12/08 * Japan bombs Wake and Guam

1941/12/08 * Japanese invade Hong Kong

1941/12/09 * Japanese land in Gilbert Islands

1941/12/09 * Japanese occupy Bangkok

1941/12/09 * Hitler sends U-boats to US waters

1941/12/10 * RAF withdraws to Singapore

1941/12/10 * Japanese take Guam

1941/12/10 * Japanese sink Prince of Wales

1941/12/10 * Japanese land in the Philippines

1941/12/11 * Axis and USA declare war

1941/12/11 * British withdraw from Hong Kong

1941/12/11 * Japanese attack Wake

1941/12/11 * US garrison in Peking taken prisoner

1941/12/12 * US requisitions French ships

1941/12/13 * Timoshenko's troops advance

1941/12/13 * Von Brauchitsch orders withdrawal

1941/12/13 * Churchill sets sail for Washington

1941/12/13 * US task force leaves for Wake

1941/12/13 * Japanese demand Hong Kong surrender

1941/12/13 * British evacuate Victoria Point

1941/12/14 * Thailand signs treaty with Japan

1941/12/14 * Hitler takes command

1941/12/15 * Japanese enter Burma

1941/12/15 * Russians recapture Klin

1941/12/15 * Soviet government returns to Moscow

1941/12/16 * Japanese land in Borneo

1941/12/16 * Penang Island evacuated

1941/12/17 * British attack Gazala

1941/12/17 * Allies fall back in Malaya

1941/12/18 * Stalin orders Bryansk Front

1941/12/18 * Japanese land on Hong Kong Island

1941/12/20 * Goebbels asks for winter supplies

1941/12/20 * King appointed US Navy commander

1941/12/22 * Japanese land in the Philippines

1941/12/22 * Anglo-US Conference begins

1941/12/23 * Japanese capture Wake Island

1941/12/23 * First air raid on Rangoon

1941/12/23 * Japanese troops land at Lamon Bay

1941/12/25 * Hong Kong surrenders to Japan

1941/12/26 * Manila declared an open city

1941/12/26 * Japanese cross Perak River

1941/12/28 * Wavell given Burma defense

1941/12/29 * Soviets land in the Crimea

1941/12/31 * Brett commands USFIA

1941/12/31 * Nimitz commands US Asiatic Fleet

 

1942/01/01 * 26 Nations sign Atlantic Charter

1942/01/01 * Partisans attacked by Germans again

1942/01/02 * Allies withdraw to Slim River

1942/01/03 * ABDA command established

1942/01/04 * Japanese begin attacks on Rabaul

1942/01/04 * Kai-shek made Allied CinC China

1942/01/05 * US completes withdrawal to Bataan

1942/01/06 * Roosevelt asks for large appropriations

1942/01/07 * Soviets attack south of Lake Ilmen

1942/01/07 * Japanese capture Sarawak

1942/01/07 * Wavell arrives in Malaya

1942/01/08 * Japanese take Jesselton

1942/01/11 * Japanese land at Manado

1942/01/11 * Japanese take Tarakan

1942/01/12 * Japanese declare war on E. Indies

1942/01/12 * U-123 sank British Cyclops

1942/01/12 * General von Leeb resigns post

1942/01/12 * German battleship goes to Norway

1942/01/13 * St. James's Declaration

1942/01/14 * Wavell arrives in Java

1942/01/15 * Japanese attack Burma

1942/01/18 * Russians cross the Donets

1942/01/18 * Von Bock commands Army Group South

1942/01/19 * Wavell fears Singapore indefensible

1942/01/19 * North Borneo surrenders

1942/01/19 * Japanese take Tavoy

1942/01/20 * Japanese enter Burma from Thailand

1942/01/20 * Wannsee Conference

1942/01/21 * Rommel attacks Cyrenaica

1942/01/21 * Japanese attack New Guinea

1942/01/21 * Stilwell appointed to China

1942/01/22 * Reinforcements arrive at Singapore

1942/01/22 * Axis captures Agedabia

1942/01/22 * Troops withdraw to Bagac-Orion Line

1942/01/23 * Italians protest Rommel's offensive

1942/01/23 * Japanese take Rabaul and Kavieng

1942/01/23 * Japanese invade the Solomon Islands

1942/01/23 * Japanese land at Kendari

1942/01/24 * Sea battle in Macassar Strait

1942/01/25 * Japanese land at Lae, New Guinea

1942/01/25 * Thailand delares war

1942/01/26 * US troops in Northern Ireland

1942/01/26 * Withdrawal to Bagac-Orion complete

1942/01/29 * Rommel captures Benghazi

1942/01/29 * RAF attacks Tirpitz

1942/01/30 * Moulmein taken by Japanese

1942/01/30 * Japanese seize Amboina

1942/01/31 * Allies evacuate Malaya

1942/01/31 * Reinforcements arrive in Burma

1942/02/01 * Zhukov promoted

1942/02/01 * U-boats changed Enigma code

1942/02/04 * Rommel's offensive ends

1942/02/06 * Wingate called to service

1942/02/08 * Quezon asks independence

1942/02/08 * Japanese attack Singapore

1942/02/08 * Soviets cut off von Kuechler

1942/02/11 * Japanese cross the Salween

1942/02/11 * German Channel dash to Kiel

1942/02/13 * RAF damages Gneisenau

1942/02/14 * Japanese land in Sumatra

1942/02/14 * Directive 22 ends RAF conservation

1942/02/15 * Singapore surrenders

1942/02/16 * Doenitz targets US waters

1942/02/19 * Japanese raid Darwin, Australia

1942/02/20 * Quezon leaves for Australia

1942/02/23 * HMS Trident hits Prinz Eugen

1942/02/23 * Wavell's HQ relocates to Australia

1942/02/23 * Indians blow up bridge over Sittang

1942/02/23 * Japanese land on Timor

1942/02/23 * Arthur Harris takes RAF Bomber Command

1942/02/24 * House of Commons debates bombing

1942/02/25 * Rommel's forces take Msus

1942/02/26 * Churchill urges attack in Libya

1942/02/27 * Battle of Java Sea

1942/03/01 * Battle of the Sunda Strait

1942/03/01 * US sinks U-656"

1942/03/03 * RAF bombs Renault works in Paris

1942/03/03 * First mission of the Lancaster Bomber

1942/03/05 * Gen. Alexander takes over command

1942/03/06 * Hitler targets convoys to Russia

1942/03/06 * Germans capture SOE Radio

1942/03/07 * Dutch government leaves Java

1942/03/07 * Force H takes aircraft to Malta

1942/03/08 * Japanese take Rangoon

1942/03/08 * RAF raids Essen

1942/03/08 * Japanese land in New Guinea

1942/03/11 * MacArthur leaves for Australia

1942/03/12 * British evacuate Andaman Islands

1942/03/12 * US Garrisons New Caledonia

1942/03/18 * US occupies New Hebrides

1942/03/19 * Bill Slim commands Burma Corps

1942/03/19 * Japanese attack Toungoo

1942/03/22 * Second Battle of Sirte Gulf

1942/03/22 * Japanese bomb Darwin, Australia

1942/03/24 * Massive bombing of Bataan begins

1942/03/25 * US arrives in Society Islands

1942/03/28 * Alexander order Irrawaddy offensive

1942/03/28 * RAF attacks Luebeck

1942/03/29 * Total Denial declared in Australia

1942/03/30 * Chinese withdraw from Toungoo

1942/03/30 * Pacific War Council established

1942/03/30 * Allies divide Pacific Theater

1942/03/30 * RAF attacks Tirpitz again

1942/04/01 * US begins Bucket Brigade

1942/04/01 * Japanese landings in New Guinea

1942/04/01 * Third Axis drive

1942/04/03 * Japanese air raids on Mandalay

1942/04/03 * Final offensive on Bataan Peninsula

1942/04/05 * Japanese attack Colombo, Ceylon

1942/04/05 * Hitler issues Directive 41"

1942/04/08 * Allies discuss second front in Europe

1942/04/09 * Bataan Death March

1942/04/10 * Japanese land on Cebu Island

1942/04/10 * Russia urges second front

1942/04/12 * Japanese take Migyaungye

1942/04/13 * USS Roper sinks U-85"

1942/04/15 * Burcorps destroys oilfields

1942/04/16 * Japanese land on Panay Island

1942/04/16 * Malta awarded George Cross

1942/04/16 * Inquiry into bombing policy begins

1942/04/16 * Both sides anticipate Midway Battle

1942/04/17 * RAF raids Augsburg

1942/04/18 * US blacks out East Coast

1942/04/18 * First US air raid on Japan

1942/04/20 * More Spitfires arrive in Malta

1942/04/21 * First U-boat tanker Used

1942/04/24 * Luftwaffe bombs Exeter

1942/04/25 * Luftwaffe bombs Bath

1942/04/26 * Allied submarines leave Malta

1942/04/27 * Luftwaffe bombs Norwich

1942/04/28 * Luftwaffe bombs York

1942/04/29 * Japanese control Burma Road

1942/04/29 * More Japanese land on Mindanao

1942/04/30 * Burcorps withdraws across Irrawaddy

1942/04/30 * US carriers sail for Coral Sea

1942/04/30 * Axis sets date for Herakles

1942/05/01 * Japanese capture Monywa and Mandalay

1942/05/02 * Tulagi garrison is evacuated

1942/05/03 * Japanese land on Tulagi

1942/05/04 * British abandon Akyab

1942/05/04 * Japanese fleet leaves Rabaul

1942/05/05 * British invade Madagascar

1942/05/05 * Japanese land at Corregidor

1942/05/05 * Allies search for strike force

1942/05/07 * Battle of the Coral Sea

1942/05/08 * Japanese take Myitkyina

1942/05/08 * Von Manstein attacks Crimea

1942/05/09 * More Spitfires arrive in Malta

1942/05/10 * Sharp orders surrender

1942/05/10 * Axis believes Malta is neutralized

1942/05/11 * Japanese offensive in Chekiang

1942/05/12 * Soviets begin offensive on Kharkov

1942/05/13 * British approve raid on France

1942/05/15 * Stilwell's troops retreat to India

1942/05/16 * 11th Army clears Kerch Peninsula

1942/05/18 * Convoy PQ16 sets out for Russia

1942/05/18 * Germans counter-Attack near Isyum

1942/05/20 * Burcorps retreats to India

1942/05/20 * Harris 1,000 Bomber Plan approved

1942/05/20 * Singleton Report issued

1942/05/23 * Harris orders Operation Millenium

1942/05/26 * Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed

1942/05/26 * Rommel starts his third offensive

1942/05/27 * Japanese leave for Midway

1942/05/27 * Heydrich assassinated

1942/05/27 * Rommel outflanks Gazala Line

1942/05/29 * Germans secure Isyum Salient

1942/05/30 * 1,000 Bombers raid Cologne

1942/05/31 * Rommel captures the Cauldron

1942/06/01 * Hitler approves main offensive

1942/06/01 * RAF targets Essen again

1942/06/02 * Artillery bombardment of Sevastapol

1942/06/03 * Task Forces 16 and 17 rendezvous

1942/06/04 * Battle for Midway Island

1942/06/05 * British attack Cauldron

1942/06/06 * Japanese land on Manus Island

1942/06/07 * Infantry attacks Sevastapol

1942/06/10 * Germans clear Volchansk

1942/06/11 * Rommel captures Bir Hacheim

1942/06/11 * Allied assault on Dieppe

1942/06/11 * Convoys leave for Malta

1942/06/11 * Battle of Knightsbridge

1942/06/14 * Arthur Bomber Harris knighted

1942/06/16 * British withdraw from El Adem

1942/06/18 * Rommel surrounds Tobruk

1942/06/18 * Churchill visits Roosevelt

1942/06/19 * Soviets uncover German objectives

1942/06/21 * Axis captures Tobruk

1942/06/22 * Germans take Kupyansk

1942/06/23 * Rommel advances toward Egypt

1942/06/25 * Auchinleck takes charge of 8th Army

1942/06/25 * Eisenhower commands USFET

1942/06/25 * RAF bombs Bremen

1942/06/26 * Rommel attacks Mersa Matruh

1942/06/27 * Convoy PQ17 sails for Russia

1942/06/28 * Germans attack Kursk

1942/06/28 * Rommel seizes Fuqa

1942/06/30 * German Sixth Army attacks S-W Front

1942/06/30 * 8th Army falls back to El Alamein

1942/07/01 * Rommel attacks at El Alamein

1942/07/02 * Churchill criticized by government

1942/07/02 * El Alamein-Ruweisat Ridge attacked

1942/07/02 * Allies plan to recapture Solomons

1942/07/04 * Combined Bombing offensive begins

1942/07/04 * Operation Rutter postponed

1942/07/04 * Allies counter-attack in the desert

1942/07/05 * Russians evacuate Voronezh

1942/07/07 * Germans assault Donets Basin

1942/07/07 * Maroubra force leaves for Buna

1942/07/09 * Germans attack Deir el Munassib

1942/07/10 * Fighting at El Alamein Box

1942/07/13 * Hitler changes Stalingrad orders

1942/07/14 * Fighting at Ruweisat Ridge

1942/07/21 * British launch another attack

1942/07/21 * Japanese land at Gona

1942/07/22 * Operation 21 studied

1942/07/23 * Hitler issues Directive 45"

1942/07/23 * Hitler dismisses von Bock

1942/07/23 * Maroubra force evacuates Kokoda

1942/07/24 * Rostov taken by the Germans

1942/07/24 * Allies agree on Operation Gymnist

1942/07/25 * Germans cross the Don

1942/07/25 * Roosevelt supports Operation Torch

1942/07/26 * Expeditionary force reaches Fiji

1942/07/27 * Allies attack at Miteirya Ridge

1942/08/01 * US improves convoying

1942/08/05 * Churchill reassigns Auchinleck

1942/08/05 * Germans take Voroshilovsk

1942/08/07 * Marines arrive at Guadalcanal

1942/08/07 * General Gott dies in plane crash

1942/08/08 * Maroubra force retakes Kokoda

1942/08/08 * Battle of Savo Island

1942/08/09 * Eisenhower plans Operation Torch

1942/08/09 * Germans occupy Maykop oilfields

1942/08/10 * Germans approach Stalingrad

1942/08/12 * First Moscow Conference

1942/08/13 * Montgomery commands 8th Army

1942/08/15 * Germans occupy Georgievsk

1942/08/18 * Main Japanese force reaches Papua

1942/08/19 * Allies raid Dieppe, France

1942/08/21 * Roosevelt warns against war crimes

1942/08/21 * Torch plans Modified

1942/08/21 * Allied forces join on Kokoda Trail

1942/08/21 * Japanese attack at Ilu River

1942/08/23 * Luftwaffe attacks Stalingrad

1942/08/23 * Germans plant flag on Mount Elbrus

1942/08/24 * Battle of the Eastern Solomons

1942/08/26 * Japanese land at Milne Bay

1942/08/29 * Allies retreat along Kokoda Trail

1942/08/30 * Battle at Alam Halfa Ridge

1942/08/31 * USS Saratoga damaged

1942/09/01 * Japanese HQ moved to Guadalcanal

1942/09/02 * Convoy PQ18 leaves for Russia

1942/09/03 * Reinforcements reach Stalingrad

1942/09/06 * Japanese evacuate Milne Bay

1942/09/06 * Germans occupy Novorossisk

1942/09/07 * Marines raid Taivu Point

1942/09/08 * Japanese attack at Efogi Spur

1942/09/12 * Battle of Bloody Ridge

1942/09/13 * British raid Tobruk

1942/09/13 * Germans penetrate Stalingrad

1942/09/14 * Allies counter-attack on Trail

1942/09/14 * Allies plan Operation Lightfoot

1942/09/15 * US troops arrive in Port Moresby

1942/09/17 * Arakan Offensive to be headed by Eastern Army

1942/09/20 * Paulus requests reinforcements

1942/09/23 * Rommel flies to Europe

1942/09/24 * Japanese decide to withdraw to Buna

1942/09/25 * Manhattan Project begun

1942/09/27 * Vandergrift goes on the offensive

1942/10/01 * MacArthur orders second thrust

1942/10/06 * US forces begin operation

1942/10/10 * Roosevelt repeals unequal Chinese treaties

1942/10/11 * Battle of Cape Esperance

1942/10/21 * British admiralty forms Force K

1942/10/21 * Battle of Eora Creek

1942/10/22 * Allies seek cooperation of French

1942/10/23 * Japanese cross River Matanikau

1942/10/23 * Second Battle of El Alamein

1942/10/23 * US troops leave for Casablanca

1942/10/24 * Battle of Santa Cruz

1942/10/25 * Operation 21 cancelled

1942/10/26 * British set sail for Algeria

1942/11/02 * Germans halt Near Ordhonikidze

1942/11/02 * Allies capture Kokoda

1942/11/05 * Battle of Oivi

1942/11/05 * Henri Giraud joins Torch

1942/11/05 * Torch Convoys reach Mediterranean

1942/11/08 * Operation Torch launched

1942/11/08 * Hitler announces secret weapons

1942/11/09 * Anderson at Algiers

1942/11/09 * Germans arrive near Tunis

1942/11/10 * 36 Brigade sails for Bougie

1942/11/10 * Darlan ends French resistance

1942/11/11 * Renewed German attacks on Stalingrad

1942/11/11 * French sign Armistice with Allies

1942/11/12 * British land at Bone

1942/11/12 * First Battle of Guadalcanal

1942/11/13 * U-81 sinks the Ark Royal

1942/11/13 * British occupy Tobruk

1942/11/14 * Second Battle of Guadalcanal

1942/11/14 * Nehring arrives at Tunis

1942/11/14 * Allies attempt to take Buna

1942/11/15 * Hart Force moves into Tunisia

1942/11/15 * British take Derna

1942/11/16 * UK 1st Parachute Battalion takes Souk el Arba

1942/11/17 * British repulsed to Djebel Abiod

1942/11/18 * Ultimatum to French troops in Tunisia

1942/11/19 * Uranus launched

1942/11/19 * Wavell issues new orders for India

1942/11/20 * Stalingrad front joined

1942/11/20 * French withdrawl from Medjez el Bab

1942/11/20 * British recapture Benghazi

1942/11/21 * Germans move HQ

1942/11/22 * Kalach bridge taken

1942/11/23 * Fronts combined

1942/11/24 * Goering to supply Paulus by air

1942/11/24 * Allies resume advance on Tunisia

1942/11/24 * Rommels stops retreat at El Agheila

1942/11/26 * Hitler bolsters 6th Army

1942/11/26 * Conference against Fascists

1942/11/27 * Hitler founds Army Group Don

1942/11/27 * French Fleet scuttled

1942/11/27 * UK 11 Brigade reaches Tebourba

1942/11/28 * UK 36 Brigade repulsed

1942/11/29 * Axis lines bypassed

1942/11/30 * Soviets try to clear Chir

1942/11/30 * Battle of Tassafaronga

1942/12/01 * Guadalcanal Marines relieved

1942/12/01 * Chouigi Pass attacked by Panzers

1942/12/02 * First nuclear chain reaction

1942/12/02 * Soviets attempt to split Germans

1942/12/03 * Faid Pass seized

1942/12/06 * Stalin declines Summit

1942/12/09 * Gona falls to the Australians

1942/12/10 * German failure at Medjez el Bab

1942/12/12 * Winter Storm begins

1942/12/13 * British sink Italian ships

1942/12/13 * Rommel withdraws from El Agheila

1942/12/14 * U-557 sinks Galatea

1942/12/14 * Allies enter Buna Village

1942/12/15 * USS Wasp lost

1942/12/15 * Two convoys sail for Russia

1942/12/16 * Soviets attack Italian forces

1942/12/17 * US attacks Mount Austen

1942/12/17 * 14th Indian Division begins offensive

1942/12/18 * Italians injure Mediterranean fleet

1942/12/18 * Allies attack Buna Station

1942/12/19 * Group Hoth reaches Myshkova

1942/12/20 * De Gaulle urges French to fight

1942/12/21 * Roosevelt and Churchill to meet

1942/12/22 * Battle for Longstop Hill

1942/12/22 * Buthidaung-Maungdaw Line marks Japanese retreat

1942/12/24 * Soviets widen counter-offensive

1942/12/24 * Darlan assassinated

1942/12/26 * Churchill proposes Iceland Summit

1942/12/26 * Rommel halts at Buerat

1942/12/28 * Allies lack dominance in Bay of Bengal

1942/12/28 * East Bank troops reach Rathedaung

1942/12/28 * Army Groups Don and A withdraw

1942/12/28 * British fail to seize hills

1942/12/29 * Stavka plans capture of Army Group A

1942/12/30 * Stavka directive received

 

1943/01/01 * South Front composed

1943/01/01 * Yugoslav partisans attacked

1943/01/03 * French driven from Fondouk Pass

1943/01/03 * Army Group A begins withdrawal

1943/01/04 * Japanese evacuation planned

1943/01/04 * Mayu River sees Japanese redeploy

1943/01/07 * Donbaik attacked by British forces

1943/01/08 * Germans offered surrender terms

1943/01/08 * Chiang Kai-shek bows out of Burma offensive

1943/01/09 * Capture of Rathedaung fails

1943/01/10 * Mount Austen offensive continues

1943/01/10 * Soviets begin offensive

1943/01/12 * Soviets overrun western tip

1943/01/12 * Amchitka occupied by US troops

1943/01/12 * Operation Iskra launched

1943/01/13 * Leaders arrive in Casablanca

1943/01/13 * Karpovka field taken

1943/01/13 * Soviets attack Voronezh front

1943/01/14 * Field Marshal Milch to supply Stalingrad

1943/01/15 * Casablanca Conference

1943/01/16 * Pitomnik field taken

1943/01/17 * Rokossovsky asks for pause in offensive

1943/01/18 * Hungarian and Italian forces surrounded

1943/01/18 * Operation Eilbote I launched

1943/01/22 * Final assault on Stalingrad begins

1943/01/22 * Japanese resistance in Papua ends

1943/01/23 * Mount Austen secured

1943/01/23 * Last German aircraft flies from Stalingrad

1943/01/23 * Axis reorganizes command

1943/01/23 * British enter Tripoli

1943/01/24 * Hitler forbids break-out

1943/01/24 * US forces raid Sened Station

1943/01/24 * Soviets move to surround Germans

1943/01/25 * Stalin recieves Summit telegraph

1943/01/26 * Eisenhower sends new orders

1943/01/27 * Hitler allows retreat behind Don

1943/01/27 * First USAAF raid on Germany

1943/01/29 * Japanese attack convoy

1943/01/29 * Milch carries out air drop

1943/01/30 * Churchill makes the rounds

1943/01/30 * Doenitz becomes CinC for German Navy

1943/01/30 * Soviets push on to Kastornoe

1943/01/30 * Goering addresses Germany

1943/01/30 * French attacked at Faid

1943/01/30 * First RAF use of H2S

1943/01/31 * Paulus surrenders

1943/02/01 * 315,000 ton shipping losses for Allies

1943/02/01 * Japanese evacuate Guadalcanal

1943/02/01 * Tanks fail to help Brits

1943/02/02 * Northern pocket surrenders

1943/02/02 * Malinovsky assumes command

1943/02/03 * US Patrols close to Cape Esperance

1943/02/03 * Hitler announces the fall of Stalingrad

1943/02/04 * Soviets land at Novorossisk

1943/02/04 * RAF Bomber Command receives new orders

1943/02/06 * Hitler allows retreat

1943/02/06 * Soviets open railway line

1943/02/07 * Montgomery advances into Tunisia

1943/02/08 * Final Japanese evacuation

1943/02/08 * Soviets retake Kursk

1943/02/09 * US Forces secure island

1943/02/13 * Chindwin crossed by Chindits

1943/02/14 * Rostov liberated

1943/02/14 * Germans attack Sidi Bou Zid

1943/02/15 * Gafsa taken by Rommel

1943/02/15 * Soviets attack Demyansk Salient

1943/02/16 * Germams evacuate Kharkov

1943/02/17 * Feriana falls to Rommel

1943/02/18 * US Navy bombs Attu

1943/02/18 * Sbeitla taken by von Arnim

1943/02/18 * Chindits skirmish with Japanese

1943/02/19 * Alexander assumes command of 18th Army

1943/02/19 * Rommel captures Kasserine Pass

1943/02/20 * Pavlograd and Krasnograd liberated

1943/02/20 * Germans mount counter-offensive

1943/02/20 * Rommel stopped at Sbiba

1943/02/21 * Occupation of Russell Islands by US

1943/02/23 * Rommel takes reins of Army Group Afrika

1943/02/23 * U-boat bases top bombing priority

1943/02/24 * Sbiba liberated

1943/02/25 * Vatutin comes to his senses

1943/02/26 * Germans launch Ox Head

1943/02/27 * Heavy water plant attacked

1943/02/28 * Panzers reach Donets

1943/02/28 * Ledo Road reaches Burma

1943/03/01 * Atlantic Convoy Conference

1943/03/01 * Main Chindit force pushes to Pinbon

1943/03/01 * Greeks deny King George free passage

1943/03/03 * Vatutin at northern Donets

1943/03/03 * Mandalay-Myitkyina railway cut

1943/03/03 * Battle of the Bismarck Sea

1943/03/04 * Chindit column dispersed by Japanese

1943/03/04 * Von Manstein orders second phase

1943/03/05 * Beginning of Battle of Ruhr

1943/03/06 * Three railway bridges fall prey to the Chindits

1943/03/06 * Battle of Medenine

1943/03/06 * US Navy bombs Solomons

1943/03/07 * Japanese go on the offensive

1943/03/08 * Japanese launch Yangtze River offensive

1943/03/08 * British Chiefs of Staff fearful of Atlantic situation

1943/03/09 * Wingate settles at Tawshaw

1943/03/09 * Rommel returns to Europe

1943/03/11 * USAF in China

1943/03/12 * Pacific Military Conference in Washington

1943/03/15 * Kharkov recaptured by Germans

1943/03/15 * Battles of HX229 and SC122"

1943/03/17 * Gafsa captured

1943/03/18 * Donbaik again attacked by Brits

1943/03/18 * Belgorod falls to Germans again

1943/03/19 * Wingate moves across the Irrawaddy

1943/03/20 * Monty strikes the Mareth Line

1943/03/24 * Japanese breach Mayu River

1943/03/24 * Withdrawal orders given to Wingate

1943/03/26 * New Zealand Corps break through Mareth Line

1943/03/26 * Battle of the Bering Sea

1943/03/27 * 77th Indian Infantry begins withdrawal

1943/03/28 * US Chiefs agree with MacArthur

1943/03/28 * Chindits attempt to cross the Irrawaddy

1943/03/31 * Patton stops push to Eastern Dorsal

1943/03/31 * Nimitz orders retaking Attu

1943/04/03 * At Indin Brits surrounded

1943/04/06 * Wadi Akarit falls to Monty

1943/04/06 * RAF shifts focus

1943/04/07 * Fondouk Pass attacked by British forces

1943/04/07 * Japanese air attacks against US Solomon bases

1943/04/12 * The Eaker Plan

1943/04/12 * Stalin remains on the defensive

1943/04/13 * Discovery of mass grave at Smolensk

1943/04/13 * Morgan takes COSSAC

1943/04/14 * The Chindits cross the Chindwin

1943/04/15 * Gen. Slim takes command

1943/04/18 * Yamamoto killed

1943/04/19 * First Italian Army holds fast at Efidaville

1943/04/19 * Germans face Warsaw Jews' uprising

1943/04/21 * More U-boats active in North Atlantic

1943/04/22 * 1st Army front becomes focus of attacks

1943/04/26 * COSSAC's formal directive issued

1943/04/29 * Churchill calls for Allied conference

1943/04/29 * Renewed spring gales

1943/05/01 * Axis mount fifth campaign

1943/05/04 * Buthidaung-Maungdaw road taken by Japanese

1943/05/04 * 40 U-boats attack ON55"

1943/05/04 * Citadel postponed

1943/05/06 * Escorts rush to ON55"

1943/05/06 * Final Allied push started

1943/05/07 * Bizerte and Tunis fall to Allies

1943/05/09 * Mincemeat carried out

1943/05/11 * Attu invaded by US troops

1943/05/12 * Trident conference of Allies

1943/05/12 * Trident conference effects Chinese operations

1943/05/15 * Maungdaw captured

1943/05/16 * Ruhr Dams raided

1943/05/19 * US Congress welcomes Churchill

1943/05/21 * Eaker Plan accepted

1943/05/23 * Duesseldorf attacked

1943/05/24 * Doenitz withdraws U-boats

1943/05/26 * Churchill travels to Algiers

1943/05/29 * Conference in Algiers

1943/05/30 * Attu taken by US

1943/06/01 * Merchant ship losses decline

1943/06/03 * Halsey orders New Georgia taken

1943/06/08 * Kiska evacuated by Japanese

1943/06/10 * Pointblank directive to Harris and Eaker

1943/06/11 * Brits land at Pantelleria

1943/06/11 * Stalin displeased over Roundup

1943/06/13 * Kiel raid

1943/06/20 * US HQ established at Milne Bay

1943/06/21 * US Begin attack on New Georgia

1943/06/22 * Woodlark taken by US

1943/06/22 * First USAAF Ruhr bombing

1943/06/30 * US forces take Rendova

1943/07/01 * Viru secured by US

1943/07/03 * US beachhead established

1943/07/03 * Commando cross-Channel raids

1943/07/04 * US lands more troops on New Georgia

1943/07/04 * Beginning of the Battle of Kursk

1943/07/04 * Crash claims General Sikorski

1943/07/05 * Germans attack at dawn

1943/07/05 * Tokyo Express intercepted

1943/07/06 * Model and Hoth push on

1943/07/06 * US began airstikes against Bougainville

1943/07/09 * Hoth crawls forward

1943/07/09 * Battle of Ruhr ends

1943/07/10 * Sicily invaded

1943/07/12 * Soviets strike back

1943/07/12 * Battle of Kolombangara

1943/07/13 * Primasole bridge captured

1943/07/13 * Citadel cancelled

1943/07/15 * Model attacked from the south

1943/07/15 * The Overlord Plans

1943/07/16 * Allied conference called for

1943/07/16 * Palermo in Patton's sights

1943/07/17 * Japanese forces counterattack

1943/07/17 * Kharkov attacked by South-West Front

1943/07/19 * Hitler and Mussolini meet

1943/07/20 * Enna occupied by Allies

1943/07/23 * Palermo falls

1943/07/24 * Battle of Hamburg

1943/07/25 * Fascist Grand Council arrest Mussolini

1943/07/26 * Orel evacuated by Germans

1943/07/27 * Last Japanese leave Kiska

1943/07/28 * Agira captured

1943/07/28 * British envoy meets with Tito

1943/07/31 * San Stefano captured

1943/08/01 * Ploesti oilfields bombed by USAAF

1943/08/03 * Axis begin withdrawal from Sicily

1943/08/04 * Pacific War Council meets

1943/08/05 * Catania falls

1943/08/05 * Churchill Canada bound

1943/08/05 * Munda airfield secured

1943/08/05 * Liberation of Orel and Belgorod

1943/08/06 * Battle of the Gulf of Velia

1943/08/06 * Troina captured by Americans

1943/08/07 * Amphibious forces land at Sant'Agata

1943/08/08 * Maddalena Island welcomes Mussolini

1943/08/10 * Americans land second amphibious unit

1943/08/11 * German counterattacks begun

1943/08/12 * Germans begin retreat

1943/08/13 * Quebec Conference held

1943/08/13 * Munda airfield operational

1943/08/13 * Soviets reach Kharkov

1943/08/14 * Rome declared an open city

1943/08/15 * Kiska invaded

1943/08/16 * Baanga Island invaded by US forces

1943/08/17 * Allied disaster on German raid

1943/08/17 * RAF attack on V-weapon facility

1943/08/17 * Messina captured

1943/08/23 * Heavy losses by RAF

1943/08/25 * The Allies sought only unconditional surrender

1943/08/25 * Japanese purged from New Georgia

1943/08/26 * Soviets attack Army Group Center

1943/08/27 * Hitler visits Army Group South

1943/08/30 * Taganrog freed

1943/08/31 * Castellano summoned by Allies

1943/09/01 * Italians agree to armistice

1943/09/02 * Soviets push to the Bryansk-Konotop Railway

1943/09/03 * Invasion begins

1943/09/04 * Aussie and US forces land at Lae

1943/09/04 * Merefa taken

1943/09/05 * Avalanche sets sail

1943/09/06 * Stilwell proposes lift on Communists

1943/09/06 * USAAF resume air raids on Germany

1943/09/08 * Eisenhower announces Italian surrender

1943/09/08 * Hitler and von Manstein meet

1943/09/08 * Starkey goes forward

1943/09/08 * Italians surrender in Yugoslavia

1943/09/08 * German battleships bombard Norwegian station

1943/09/09 * Stalin calls for Big Three summit

1943/09/09 * Retreating Germans attacked by Transcaucasus Front

1943/09/09 * At Salerno Avalanche begins

1943/09/10 * Dodecanese taken by British

1943/09/10 * Mariupol freed

1943/09/10 * Rome taken by German forces

1943/09/11 * Japanese fall back from Salamaua

1943/09/11 * Sardinia abandoned by Germans

1943/09/11 * COSSAC takes command of Channel operations

1943/09/12 * Mussolini rescued

1943/09/14 * Kiev becomes focus

1943/09/14 * Germans attempt to drive off Allies

1943/09/16 * US and UK join forces

1943/09/16 * Bryansk evacuated

1943/09/21 * Soviets liberate Chernigov

1943/09/22 * Australians land at Finschhafen

1943/09/22 * Vatutin seized Dnepr crossings

1943/09/22 * British use X-Craft

1943/09/22 * RAF attack decoy targets

1943/09/25 * Russians liberate Smolensk

1943/09/28 * Kolombangara evacuated by Japanese

1943/09/29 * Churchill calls for Allied force in Greece

1943/10/01 * Allies enter Naples and Foggia

1943/10/01 * Arctic convoys to resume

1943/10/01 * Germans mount sixth attack against Tito

1943/10/02 * Australians take Finschhafen

1943/10/02 * Termoli taken by British

1943/10/04 * Hitler orders reinforcement of Kesselring

1943/10/05 * Wake Island bombed

1943/10/06 * Mountbatten assumes SEAC command

1943/10/06 * Battle of Vella Lavella

1943/10/06 * Baltic liberation begun

1943/10/07 * UNWCC established

1943/10/09 * Germans move into Crimea

1943/10/09 * US troops reach Volturno

1943/10/09 * General Arnold calls for USAAF restructuring

1943/10/09 * Focke-Wulf plants attacked

1943/10/11 * Overlord preparations

1943/10/13 * Soviets push to Sea of Azov

1943/10/16 * Vatutin attempts enlargement of Bukrin bridgehead

1943/10/16 * Dnepr bend attacked by Soviets

1943/10/19 * US Soviet pact signed

1943/10/20 * Soviets rename fronts

1943/10/23 * Dnepopetrovsk liberated

1943/10/27 * Bougainville attacks begin

1943/10/27 * Von Kluge quits Army Group Center

1943/10/28 * RAF photograph launch site

1943/10/31 * Moscow ministers conference

1943/11/01 * Battle of Empress Augusta Bay

1943/11/01 * Operation Cherry Blossom

1943/11/02 * 15th Air Force strikes for Pointblank

1943/11/03 * Soviets attack from Lyutezh bridgehead

1943/11/05 * Battle of Monte Camino

1943/11/05 * Halsey attacks with aircraft carriers

1943/11/06 * Liberation of Kiev

1943/11/06 * Kesselring assumes Supreme Italian Command

1943/11/07 * Counterattack from the Japanese

1943/11/08 * Montgomery moves on Sangro River

1943/11/08 * Harris creates the No. 100 Group

1943/11/10 * Galvanic invasion sets sail

1943/11/12 * Soviets liberate Zhitomir

1943/11/12 * Churchill Mediterranean bound

1943/11/13 * Italy recognized as co-belligerent

1943/11/15 * Clark halts Garigliano drive

1943/11/15 * Convoys resume

1943/11/16 * 2nd attack on heavy water plant

1943/11/18 * Germans retake Zhitomir

1943/11/18 * Battle of Berlin begins

1943/11/20 * Montgomery crosses Sangro

1943/11/20 * Invasion Galvanic started

1943/11/21 * Egypt welcomes Churchill

1943/11/23 * Galvanic succeeds

1943/11/23 * Sextant Cairo Conference

1943/11/24 * Battle of Cape St. George

1943/11/26 * Abemama Atoll taken

1943/11/26 * Gomel liberated

1943/11/28 * Montgomery attacks Gustav Line

1943/11/28 * Eureka Tehran Conference

1943/12/01 * Tehran agreement gives Overlord and Anvil priority

1943/12/02 * Clark's forces attack again

1943/12/04 * US aircraft carriers attack Marshalls

1943/12/04 * Sextant Conference reconvenes

1943/12/04 * Turkey's prime minister meets with Allies

1943/12/06 * Eisenhower commands Overlord

1943/12/07 * Battle of San Pietro

1943/12/09 * Allied Bougainville airfield opened

1943/12/12 * Army Group B receives Rommel

1943/12/15 * US lands at New Britain

1943/12/15 * Russians try Germans for war crimes

1943/12/16 * V-weapons facilities bombed

1943/12/18 * Shingle should be scrapped

1943/12/20 * Convoy leaves Scotland

1943/12/21 * Operation Crossbow convenes

1943/12/24 * Vitebsk railway cut

1943/12/24 * Montgomery heads 21st Army Group

1943/12/25 * Germans intercept convoy

1943/12/26 * Marines land at Cape Gloucester

1943/12/26 * Battle of North Cape

1943/12/27 * Ortona liberated

1943/12/30 * Hitler denies withdrawal to Panther Line

1943/12/31 * Churchill outlines Overlord to Montgomery

 

1944/01/01 * US forces land at New Guinea

1944/01/01 * Spaatz assumes command of European US Air Forces

1944/01/01 * British troops on Vis

1944/01/03 * Montgomery's first Overlord Conference

1944/01/05 * Soviets attack Germans at Dnepr

1944/01/07 * Operation C to start

1944/01/08 * Kirovograd liberated

1944/01/08 * Eisenhower leads Overlord

1944/01/09 * Maungdaw held by XV Indian Corps

1944/01/10 * German 6th Army attacked

1944/01/11 * Fighter plants struck by US air forces

1944/01/14 * Leningrad offensive begins

1944/01/14 * Thursday approved

1944/01/14 * RAF sights ball-bearing and fighter manufacture

1944/01/15 * 42nd Army strikes from the south

1944/01/17 * US troops cross Garigliano

1944/01/20 * US II Corps take the offensive

1944/01/21 * British land on Ramree Island

1944/01/22 * Hitler refuses retreat of 18th Army

1944/01/22 * Operation Shingle

1944/01/24 * French forces cross the Rapido

1944/01/25 * Soviets attack west of Cherkassy

1944/01/26 * Leningrad-Moscow railway opened

1944/01/27 * Styr River reached by Vatutin

1944/01/27 * Raiding of Channel stopped

1944/01/28 * Von Kuechler orders withdrawal of 18th Army

1944/01/29 * Stalin wished Luga taken

1944/01/29 * US forces attack from Anzio

1944/01/30 * Flintlock begins

1944/01/30 * German 6th Army falls prey to Soviets

1944/01/30 * Cassino attacked again

1944/02/01 * Kwajalein taken by US forces

1944/02/03 * Germans launch counterattack

1944/02/05 * Chindits leave Ledo

1944/02/06 * Japanese mount counteroffensive

1944/02/12 * Luga liberated

1944/02/15 * Cherkassy forces allowed to break out

1944/02/15 * Army Group North allowed to retreat to Panther Line

1944/02/15 * RAF continue against Berlin

1944/02/15 * Monte Cassino Monastery bombed

1944/02/16 * Allied beachhead attacked

1944/02/18 * Battle of Eniwetok Atoll

1944/02/20 * SOE destroys heavy water equipment

1944/02/21 * Big Week begins

1944/02/22 * 3rd Ukrainian Front liberates Krivoy Rog

1944/02/22 * General Lucas replaced

1944/02/22 * Diadem plans proposed

1944/02/26 * Japanese stop offensive

1944/02/29 * US forces land in Admiralty Islands

1944/02/29 * Germans strike Anzio again

1944/02/29 * Ukrainian resistors attack Vatutin

1944/03/04 * USAAF start Berlin raids

1944/03/04 * Ukrainian offensive restarted

1944/03/05 * British victorious over Japanese

1944/03/05 * Chindits air dropped

1944/03/07 * Operation C begins

1944/03/07 * Los Negros airfield in Allied hands

1944/03/08 * Japanese counterattack at Bougainville

1944/03/10 * Germans retreat from Uman

1944/03/11 * Buthidaung taken by British

1944/03/12 * New orders for Nimitz and MacArthur

1944/03/13 * Kherson liberated

1944/03/14 * Japanese move against Tamu

1944/03/15 * Monte Cassino makes three

1944/03/15 * More US landings

1944/03/17 * Soviets reach the Dniester

1944/03/19 * Germans invade Hungary

1944/03/19 * Japanese attack Sangshak

1944/03/20 * Allies cannot decide where to land

1944/03/20 * Emirau taken by US forces

1944/03/22 * Antonescu meets with Hitler

1944/03/24 * Japanese mount last attack of beachhead

1944/03/24 * Air crash claims Wingate

1944/03/24 * RAF ends Berlin raids

1944/03/24 * Anvil postponed

1944/03/25 * Eisenhower decides on air support

1944/03/25 * Soviets reach Romanian border

1944/03/26 * Committee of Liberation

1944/03/28 * Panzer army encircled by Soviets

1944/03/30 * Panzers penetrate west

1944/03/30 * Hitler fires generals

1944/03/30 * RAF lose heavily against Nuremberg

1944/03/31 * Greeks demand resignation

1944/03/31 * Koga dies in crash

1944/04/01 * Yugoslavia suffers seventh German attack

1944/04/01 * Fins finish armistice talks

1944/04/02 * Soviets enter Romania

1944/04/03 * Tirpitz attacked

1944/04/03 * Siege of Kohima

1944/04/05 * Soviets disband front

1944/04/08 * Ukrainian Front attacks Crimea

1944/04/09 * Chindits become Stilwell's

1944/04/10 * Odessa liberated

1944/04/11 * Chinese move on Salween front

1944/04/12 * King George announces new government

1944/04/17 * Zhukov takes Ternopol

1944/04/18 * Japanese on the defensive

1944/04/22 * British round up Japanese from Kohima

1944/04/22 * US Hollandia landings

1944/04/24 * Australians take Madang

1944/04/27 * New V-1 launch sites

1944/04/29 * Japanese at Truk attacked

1944/05/01 * Stalins plans for summer

1944/05/05 * Sevastopol cleared of Germans

1944/05/11 * Operation Diadem begun

1944/05/13 * Imphal fighting begins anew

1944/05/14 * Japanese retreat to Rabaul

1944/05/14 * Lebanon Conference

1944/05/15 * Overlord's final plans

1944/05/15 * Germans withdraw to Dora Line

1944/05/17 * Wadke Island taken by US

1944/05/17 * June 5 to be D-Day

1944/05/17 * Myitkina airfields taken

1944/05/17 * Monte Cassino taken by Poles

1944/05/19 * Gaeta and Itri liberated

1944/05/22 * Conference for Russian offensive

1944/05/22 * British 8th Army attacks in Liri Valley

1944/05/23 * Anzio push-out

1944/05/24 * Hitler allows Caesar Line withdrawal

1944/05/25 * Highway 7 joining

1944/05/25 * Assault on Tito's HQ

1944/05/27 * Biak Island landings

1944/05/29 * Weather for D-Day

1944/05/30 * Americans reach Alban Hills

1944/05/31 * Brac offensive

1944/06/02 * Germans evacuate Rome

1944/06/02 * Invasion HQ taken

1944/06/03 * Outlook not so good for invasion

1944/06/04 * Invasion postponed

1944/06/05 * First B-29 Superfortress mission

1944/06/05 * Rome welcomes the Americans

1944/06/05 * Fleet moves across Channel

1944/06/06 * D-Day

1944/06/07 * Canadians try to capture Caen

1944/06/10 * Finns attacked by Soviets

1944/06/11 * Caen attacked from west

1944/06/11 * Saipan bombed by US forces

1944/06/12 * Omaha and Utah join

1944/06/13 * Germans fire V-1's

1944/06/13 * New Tito HQ

1944/06/15 * First US bomber raid on Japan

1944/06/15 * Marines land at Saipan

1944/06/15 * More V-1 firings

1944/06/16 * British list German war criminals

1944/06/17 * Hitler calls conference

1944/06/17 * More Americans take Saipan

1944/06/18 * Japanese capture Changsha

1944/06/18 * US forces reach Barneville

1944/06/19 * Channel storm

1944/06/19 * The great Marianas turkey shoot

1944/06/20 * Russians take Vipuri

1944/06/21 * Soviets attack Finns near Lake Onega

1944/06/22 * Kohima-Imphal road open

1944/06/22 * Battle of Cherbourg

1944/06/22 * Bagration started

1944/06/23 * Minsk highway fighting

1944/06/25 * Tapotchau taken

1944/06/26 * Japanese attack Hengyang

1944/06/26 * Chindits take Mogaung

1944/06/26 * Brits try to break through

1944/06/28 * Beresina crossed

1944/06/29 * Another conference with Hitler

1944/06/30 * Biak secured

1944/07/02 * Allied landing

1944/07/03 * Lindemann relieved

1944/07/03 * US troops move toward St. Lo

1944/07/04 * Carpiquet attacked by Canadians

1944/07/04 * Liberation of Minsk

1944/07/06 * Japanese commanders commit sepuku

1944/07/08 * Brits target Caen again

1944/07/10 * Hitler moves to Rastenburg

1944/07/10 * Monty's directive

1944/07/11 * Japanese offensive cancelled

1944/07/13 * Soviets target Army Group North

1944/07/16 * Churchill advances Big Three conference

1944/07/17 * Rommel wounded

1944/07/18 * Start of Operation Goodwood

1944/07/18 * Americans capture St. Lo

1944/07/18 * Tojo resigns

1944/07/20 * Assassination attempt on Hitler

1944/07/20 * Soviets reach Bug River

1944/07/21 * British fight back against V-weapons

1944/07/21 * Americans land on Guam

1944/07/22 * Polish Liberation force announced

1944/07/23 * Russian move to Lublin

1944/07/24 * Hitler orders Armies to stand fast

1944/07/24 * Tinian landings

1944/07/25 * Operation Cobra

1944/07/25 * Japanese counterattack on Guam

1944/07/25 * Hitler calls for Total War

1944/07/26 * Soviets fall short of Radom

1944/07/27 * Lvov liberated

1944/07/30 * Americans land on Vogelkop

1944/07/30 * Operation Bluecoat

1944/07/31 * Lithuanian capitol liberated

1944/08/01 * Poles begin uprising

1944/08/01 * Japanese resistance stops

1944/08/01 * Army reorganization

1944/08/03 * Myitkina siezed by British

1944/08/03 * Allies attack Rennes

1944/08/04 * Ryti resigns

1944/08/04 * Stalin meets with Poles

1944/08/04 * New Allied plan of attack

1944/08/06 * Americans move to Lorient

1944/08/06 * Counterattack by the Germans

1944/08/06 * Churchill wants to send Brits

1944/08/07 * Canadians start offensive

1944/08/07 * Eisenhower transfers to Normandy

1944/08/08 * Japanese capture Hengyang

1944/08/08 * Le Mans taken by Americans

1944/08/10 * Guam sees end of fighting

1944/08/10 * Second Quebec Conference proposal

1944/08/12 * US forces move to Alencon

1944/08/12 * Churchill and Tito meet

1944/08/13 * Bradley halts XV Corps' offensive

1944/08/15 * Another Allied landing in southern France

1944/08/16 * Von Kluge relieved

1944/08/19 * French rebel

1944/08/20 * Russians move into Romania

1944/08/21 * Dumbarton Oaks Conference

1944/08/21 * Churchill meets Papandreou

1944/08/21 * Germans retreat across Seine

1944/08/23 * King Carol calls for end to fighting

1944/08/23 * Hitler orders Paris' destruction

1944/08/25 * Operation Olive

1944/08/25 * Allies liberate Paris

1944/08/27 * Bulgaria remains neutral

1944/08/28 * Liberation of Toulon and Marseilles

1944/08/28 * London V-1 raid

1944/08/29 * Japanese resume offensive in China

1944/08/29 * Stavka orders liberation

1944/08/29 * Patton takes Reims

1944/08/30 * Allied attack on Gothic Line

1944/08/31 * British cross Somme

1944/08/31 * Bucharest liberated

1944/09/01 * Eisenhower takes control

1944/09/01 * Operation Rat Week

1944/09/02 * Finns break ties with Germany

1944/09/03 * Brussels liberated

1944/09/04 * Japanese take air base at Lingling

1944/09/04 * Eisenhower's plans

1944/09/04 * Hitler replaces Model

1944/09/05 * Germans counterattack

1944/09/05 * Soviets declare war on Bulgaria

1944/09/05 * Canadians advance to Boulogne

1944/09/07 * Battle of London ends

1944/09/07 * Allies advance to Albert Canal

1944/09/08 * V-2's fired

1944/09/08 * Germans evacuate Greek islands

1944/09/08 * Allied attack at Brest and Dunkirk

1944/09/09 * Army Group F expands coverage

1944/09/10 * Eisenhower approves Market Garden

1944/09/10 * Western Allies use Soviet bases

1944/09/11 * Germany invaded by Allied troops

1944/09/12 * Romania signs armistice with Allies

1944/09/12 * US forces reach Aachen

1944/09/12 * Quebec Conference

1944/09/12 * Canadians take Le Havre

1944/09/12 * Allies try to break out of Aachen

1944/09/12 * Brits continue attacks

1944/09/12 * 5th Army begins offensive

1944/09/14 * Lithuanian offensive continued

1944/09/14 * Army Group North attacked by Soviets

1944/09/15 * 6th Army formed

1944/09/15 * Philippine invasion planned

1944/09/15 * RAF targets Tirpitz again

1944/09/16 * Mountbatten told to clear Burma

1944/09/16 * Hitler plans counterattack

1944/09/17 * Soviets take Tallinn

1944/09/17 * Operation Market Garden

1944/09/17 * Soviets take over Bulgarians

1944/09/18 * US and Brits join forces

1944/09/18 * Germans move launch sites

1944/09/18 * US forces supply Poles

1944/09/19 * Finns sign armistice with Soviets

1944/09/19 * Allied link up

1944/09/21 * Tito meets with Stalin

1944/09/21 * Fiorenzuola taken

1944/09/21 * Germans retake bridge

1944/09/22 * Germans trap XXX Corps

1944/09/24 * Americans move toward Bologna

1944/09/24 * Soviets move into Hungary

1944/09/24 * New Stavka directions

1944/09/25 * General Jodl draws up plans

1944/09/26 * Caserta Agreement

1944/09/26 * Market Garden ends

1944/09/27 * Canadians receive orders from Monty

1944/09/28 * Russians move to Yugoslavia

1944/09/30 * Calais liberated

1944/10/01 * Moscow receives Hungarian delegation

1944/10/01 * McCreery takes 8th Army

1944/10/01 * Canadians move to Beveland

1944/10/02 * US forces attack the West Wall

1944/10/02 * Poles surrender to Germans

1944/10/03 * Joint Chiefs issue directive

1944/10/03 * Bombing of London continued

1944/10/04 * Operation Manna

1944/10/05 * Soviets attack on Baltic

1944/10/06 * Battle of Huertgen Forest

1944/10/07 * Northern Finland targeted by Russians

1944/10/07 * Rubicon River attacked

1944/10/08 * Offensive on Iwo Jima planned

1944/10/08 * Corinth evacuated

1944/10/09 * ChurchillStalin Conference

1944/10/09 * Churchill informs Stalin

1944/10/09 * Wacht am Rhein plans

1944/10/11 * Armistice between Soviets and Hungary

1944/10/12 * B-29s arrive in Marianas

1944/10/12 * US Fleet batters Formosa and Luzon

1944/10/12 * Brits push past Rubicon

1944/10/12 * Brits move south-east

1944/10/12 * Soviets cross Morava

1944/10/12 * Germans flee Athens

1944/10/14 * Battle of Belgrade

1944/10/14 * US forces sail to Hollandia

1944/10/14 * Schweinfurt bombed by US planes

1944/10/15 * Riga liberated

1944/10/16 * Canadians surround Germans

1944/10/16 * Papandreou assumes control

1944/10/17 * Rangers take Suluan

1944/10/18 * Further orders from Eisenhower

1944/10/19 * Stilwell recalled from China

1944/10/19 * British continue push

1944/10/20 * MacArthur returns to the Philippines

1944/10/21 * US troops take Aachen

1944/10/22 * British move east

1944/10/22 * Hitler briefs generals

1944/10/23 * Battle of Leyte Gulf

1944/10/27 * Americans halted

1944/10/29 * RAF strikes again

1944/10/29 * Russians target Budapest

1944/10/29 * Canadians take Goes

1944/10/29 * Debrecen liberated

1944/10/31 * Ronco crossed

1944/11/01 * Y Force takes Lungling

1944/11/01 * Rabbi crossed

1944/11/01 * Operation Infatuate

1944/11/07 * Chinese take Schwebo

1944/11/07 * Roosevelt wins fourth term

1944/11/08 * Patton drives into the Saar

1944/11/09 * Forli taken

1944/11/10 * Japanese take Kweilin

1944/11/11 * First naval attack on Iwo Jima

1944/11/12 * Final RAF Tirpitz attack

1944/11/14 * French attack Belfort Gap

1944/11/16 * Lamone crossed

1944/11/16 * Operation Queen

1944/11/18 * Brits start Operation Clipper

1944/11/20 * Brits liberate Castiglione

1944/11/22 * Mulhouse taken by French

1944/11/23 * Americans reach Strasbourg

1944/11/24 * First air raid from the Marianas

1944/11/24 * Japanese capture Nanning

1944/11/24 * Alexander named Supreme Allied Commander

1944/11/26 * Port of Antwerp opened

1944/11/26 * Maginot Line breached

1944/11/29 * Americans fight in Huertgen Forest

1944/12/03 * Capital launched in Burma

1944/12/03 * Greek Civil War

1944/12/04 * Canadians take Ravenna

1944/12/04 * West Wall break through

1944/12/05 * Assault on Budapest begins

1944/12/07 * Maastricht Conference

1944/12/08 * Bombing missions on Iwo Jima begin

1944/12/08 * Germans deploy forces

1944/12/09 * US troops clear the Roer

1944/12/12 * Hitler's final conference for Wacht am Rhein

1944/12/15 * Chinese enter Bhamo

1944/12/15 * Mindoro landings

1944/12/16 * Allies reach Indaw

1944/12/16 * Operation Wacht am Rhein

1944/12/16 * Faenza taken

1944/12/18 * General Slim plans to take Meiktila

1944/12/18 * US raids Hankow, China

1944/12/18 * Germans press forward

1944/12/19 * German delay eases pressure

1944/12/22 * Germans slow offensive

1944/12/25 * Churchill lands in Greece

1944/12/26 * Americans relieve Bastogne

1944/12/26 * Germans counterattack

1944/12/29 * Brits halt operations

1944/12/29 * Churchill persuades King George

1944/12/31 * Operation Nordwind

 

1945/01/01 * Luftwaffe attack Allies

1945/01/01 * Germans move towards Budapest

1945/01/02 * British enter Yeu

1945/01/02 * US Fleet sails for Lingayen Bay

1945/01/04 * British take Akyab

1945/01/04 * New Greek government

1945/01/06 * Stalin confers with Churchill

1945/01/07 * British Occupy Schwegu

1945/01/07 * Germans attack at Budapest

1945/01/09 * US troops land at Lingayen Gulf

1945/01/09 * Hitler denies reinforcements

1945/01/12 * Konev strikes

1945/01/12 * Greek Truce

1945/01/13 * Russians move towards Prussia

1945/01/14 * Allies bridge the Irrawaddy

1945/01/14 * Zhukov attacks from Warsaw

1945/01/16 * Operation Blackcock launched

1945/01/16 * US forces meet resistance

1945/01/16 * Germans at Warsaw retreat

1945/01/17 * Germans attack again at Budapest

1945/01/19 * Soviets liberate cities

1945/01/20 * Hungary signs armistice with Allies

1945/01/20 * Japanese issue Sho-Go directive

1945/01/20 * French attack Colmar pocket

1945/01/20 * Konev crosses Poland

1945/01/21 * San Miguel reached

1945/01/26 * Allies take Pauk

1945/01/26 * Clark Field retaken

1945/01/26 * Reinhardt relieved

1945/01/27 * Burma Road liberated

1945/01/28 * Allies close Ardennes salient

1945/01/29 * US landings at San Antonio

1945/01/29 * Zhukov reaches Oder

1945/01/30 * First stage of Argonaut Conference

1945/01/31 * Allies advance on Roer Dams

1945/01/31 * US air drops at Manila Bay

1945/02/03 * US troops move on Manila

1945/02/04 * Argonaut continues at Yalta

1945/02/04 * San Jose liberated

1945/02/06 * Stavka calls for capture of Prussia and Pomerania

1945/02/08 * Allies begin Operation Veritable

1945/02/08 * 1st Ukranian Front pushes west

1945/02/10 * Russian begin offensive

1945/02/10 * MacArthur refines fields of battle

1945/02/12 * Allies bridge Irrawaddy

1945/02/12 * Peace of Varkiza

1945/02/13 * Budapest liberated

1945/02/13 * RAF attacks Dresden

1945/02/14 * Allies Cross Irrawaddy

1945/02/15 * Mariveles landings

1945/02/15 * German counterattack

1945/02/16 * Airborne landings at Corregidor

1945/02/17 * Air and naval assault on Iwo Jima

1945/02/17 * 2nd Ukranians receive orders

1945/02/19 * Landings on Iwo Jima begin

1945/02/19 * X Corps land at Samar

1945/02/21 * British capture Myitson

1945/02/21 * Kamikaze attacks on US 5th Fleet

1945/02/21 * Allies capture Goch

1945/02/22 * Allies advance toward Meiktila

1945/02/23 * US captures Mount Suribachi

1945/02/23 * Posen falls to the Russians

1945/02/23 * Allies launch Operation Grenade

1945/02/24 * Russians mount Pomeranian offensive

1945/02/24 * British cross Irrawaddy

1945/02/26 * Allies launch Operation Blockbuster

1945/02/26 * 19th Indian Division advances south

1945/02/27 * US Ninth crosses the Roer

1945/02/27 * US troops bridge the Erft

1945/02/28 * British attack Meiktila

1945/02/28 * Palawan landings

1945/03/01 * Zhukov advances on Pomerania

1945/03/02 * US Ninth reaches the Rhine

1945/03/02 * Corregidor cleared

1945/03/03 * Germans counter-attack at Glogau

1945/03/03 * OSS meets German representative

1945/03/03 * Manila secured

1945/03/04 * Meiktila captured

1945/03/04 * First B-29 arrived on Iwo Jima

1945/03/04 * US troops penetrate Cologne

1945/03/04 * Japanese recapture Taungtha

1945/03/05 * Germans launch Spring Awakening

1945/03/07 * Y Force takes Lashio

1945/03/07 * Allies take Remagen bridge

1945/03/08 * Secret Italian negotiations begin

1945/03/09 * Incendiary raid on Tokyo

1945/03/09 * Germans abandon Wesel bridgehead

1945/03/09 * 19th Indian Div. reaches Mandalay

1945/03/10 * Veritable and Blockbuster Complete

1945/03/11 * Rendulic CinC

1945/03/11 * Mandalay Hill taken

1945/03/13 * New offensive on Koenigsberg

1945/03/14 * Iwo Jima declared secure by US

1945/03/15 * Operation Undertone begins

1945/03/15 * Spring Awakening halted in Hungary

1945/03/16 * Remagen bridgehead extended

1945/03/17 * Fort Ava captured

1945/03/19 * Scorched earth order issued

1945/03/19 * Sunrise negotiations continue

1945/03/20 * Fort Dufferin falls

1945/03/20 * Heinrici succeeds Himmler

1945/03/22 * US XII Corps crosses Rhine

1945/03/23 * Operation Plunder launched

1945/03/24 * US 3rd Army crosses Rhine

1945/03/24 * Chinese forces meet on Burma Road

1945/03/24 * Operation Iceberg begins

1945/03/25 * Rendulic replaces Woehler

1945/03/26 * US 7th crosses Rhine near Worms

1945/03/27 * Japanese suicide attack on Iwo Jima

1945/03/28 * US 3rd crosses Rhine near Mainz

1945/03/28 * British 2nd breaks out at Wesel

1945/03/28 * Krebs succeeds Guderian

1945/03/28 * US 1st and 3rd link near Giessen

1945/03/28 * Honda ordered withdrawal

1945/03/28 * Eisenhower communicates with Stalin

1945/03/29 * Russians take bridge near Kuestrin

1945/03/30 * Allies advance from Meiktila

1945/03/30 * Russians take Danzig

1945/03/31 * French cross Rhine at Germersheim

1945/03/31 * Britsh 36th Div. reaches Burma Road

1945/03/31 * Russians take Ratibor

1945/04/01 * Russians look to Vienna

1945/04/01 * Himmler stops Sunrise negotiations

1945/04/01 * Russians plan attack on Berlin

1945/04/01 * Landings on Okinawa begin

1945/04/01 * US 9th and 1st link at Lippstadt

1945/04/01 * Operation Roast launched

1945/04/02 * Canadians break out at Nijmegen

1945/04/02 * Dracula plans resumed

1945/04/03 * Pacific commands appointed

1945/04/04 * British reach Osnabrueck

1945/04/04 * US troops take Kassel

1945/04/05 * Soviets prepare to renounce treaty

1945/04/05 * US 7th crossed Main River

1945/04/06 * Russians attack at Koenigsberg

1945/04/06 * Kamikaze attacks on invasion forces

1945/04/06 * Allies seize Yindaw

1945/04/06 * Battle of Vienna begins

1945/04/06 * Operation Grenade completed

1945/04/07 * US sinks Yamato

1945/04/07 * P-51s escort B-29 attacks on Japan

1945/04/09 * US assaults Shuri defense line

1945/04/09 * Allies launch Italian offensive

1945/04/10 * US troops reach Hanover

1945/04/10 * US troops reach Tsugen Island

1945/04/11 * US 7th captures Schweinfurt

1945/04/11 * US troops reach Elbe at Magdeburg

1945/04/12 * President Roosevelt dies

1945/04/12 * Russians break out of Kuestrin

1945/04/13 * US 3rd crosses Mulde River

1945/04/13 * British cross the Reno

1945/04/14 * Buchenwald liberated by US

1945/04/14 * US launches offensive in Italy

1945/04/14 * Bergen-Belsen liberated by British

1945/04/15 * Polish 2nd Corps crosses Sillaro

1945/04/15 * Eisenhower issues new orders

1945/04/15 * Hitler issues an Order of the Day

1945/04/15 * Arnhem liberated by Canadians

1945/04/16 * US troops land on Ie Shima

1945/04/16 * Offensive against Berlin begins

1945/04/17 * British 2nd Army reaches Bremen

1945/04/17 * US 3rd Army heads south-east

1945/04/17 * Konev begins a drive on Berlin

1945/04/17 * Japanese launch Ichi Go

1945/04/18 * Russians attack north of Berlin

1945/04/18 * Resistance in the Ruhr ends

1945/04/18 * British take Argenta

1945/04/19 * US captures Leipzig

1945/04/19 * British reach the Elbe

1945/04/20 * Hitler celebrates 56th birthday

1945/04/20 * US troops take Nuremberg

1945/04/20 * US secures Motobu peninsula

1945/04/21 * Shelling of Berlin begins

1945/04/21 * Allies take Bologna

1945/04/22 * Allies enter Modena and Ferrara

1945/04/23 * Hitler takes over defense of Berlin

1945/04/23 * Wolff tries to negotiate again

1945/04/24 * Allies reach Toungoo

1945/04/25 * Yenangyaung oilfields captured

1945/04/25 * Western Allies link with Russians

1945/04/25 * Allies capture Parma and Verona

1945/04/25 * Russians surround Berlin

1945/04/25 * San Francisco Conference

1945/04/26 * Allies cross the Adige River

1945/04/26 * German 12th Army approaches Berlin

1945/04/27 * US troops reach Genoa

1945/04/28 * Mussolini captured and executed

1945/04/28 * Hitler chastizes Himmler and Heinrici

1945/04/29 * 17th Indian reaches Pegu

1945/04/29 * Germans surrender at Caserta, Italy

1945/04/29 * Battle for the Chancellery begins

1945/04/30 * Hitler committs suicide

1945/05/01 * Operation Dracula begins

1945/05/02 * British advance to Luebeck

1945/05/02 * Dracula landings commence

1945/05/02 * Hostilities in Italy cease

1945/05/02 * Berlin surrenders to the Russians

1945/05/03 * Surrender discusses at Allied HQ

1945/05/04 * Unconditional surrender signed

1945/05/05 * Uprising in Czechoslovakia

1945/05/06 * Germans surrender at Reims, France

1945/05/06 * Japanese 28th Army is cut off

1945/05/08 * Truman moves to end Lend-Lease

1945/05/08 * Victory in Europe Day

1945/05/09 * Tito makes demands

1945/05/09 * Fighting continues in Eastern Europe

1945/05/11 * Resistance ends in Czechoslovakia

1945/05/12 * Churchill fears iron curtain

1945/05/12 * Japanese council discusses peace

1945/05/14 * Germans surrender in Croatia

1945/05/18 * De Gaulle asserts authority

1945/05/23 * Doenitz arrested

1945/05/25 * Operation Downfall authorized

1945/05/27 * Capital of Okinawa captured

1945/05/28 * British reorganize commands

1945/05/28 * Stalin promises war on Japan

1945/05/29 * Marines capture Shuri Castle

1945/06/01 * Interim Committee recommends bomb

1945/06/04 * Marines land on Oroku peninsula

1945/06/05 * Zones of occupation established

1945/06/06 * Japanese vow to fight to the end

1945/06/18 * General Buckner killed

1945/06/19 * Japanese begin volunteer surrender

1945/06/22 * Resistance on Okinawa ends

1945/06/22 * Hirohito recommends peace

1945/07/03 * Honda assaults Waw

1945/07/04 * Churchill approves use of A-Bomb

1945/07/10 * Japan makes peace overtures to US

1945/07/16 * Test of Fat Man bomb

1945/07/17 * Potsdam Conference begins

1945/07/19 * Japanese attack near Toungoo

1945/07/26 * Allies demand Japanese surrender

1945/07/28 * Suzuki rejects Potsdam Declaration

1945/08/06 * A-Bomb dropped on Hiroshima

1945/08/08 * Russia declares war on Japan

1945/08/08 * London Charter established tribunal

1945/08/09 * Russians invade Manchukuo

1945/08/09 * A-Bomb dropped on Nagasaki

1945/08/10 * Hirohito insists on surrender

1945/08/14 * Sino-Russian treaty signed

1945/08/14 * Hirohito accepts surrender terms

1945/08/15 * Hirohito broadcasts surrender

1945/08/17 * Higashikumi becomes Prime Minister

1945/08/18 * Yamada negotiates surrender

1945/09/02 * Japan signs formal surrender

1945/11/20 * Nuremberg trials

 

1946/01/19 * Far East Tribunal established

1946/03/05 * Churchill makes Iron Curtain speech

1946/06/03 * Tokyo War Crimes trial

 

1947/03/12 * Truman Doctrine introduced

1947/06/05 * Marshall Plan conceived

 

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