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world war 2 summary timeline and important dates Part II (Jan 6, 1942 to Sep 2, 1945 )

Jan 6, 1942
world war 2 summary timeline and important dates
Largest Budget in History
President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his State of the Union address in which he proposes a massive government spending budget, the largest in American history.

Oct 23, 1942North African Theatre
In the first major Allied offensive, British and U.S. armies attack Germany's Africa Korps on the Mediterranean chasing forces back toward Libya.

Nov 8, 1942US Troops Land In Africa
Under the leadership of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, U.S. troops land in Algiers, Oran, and Casablanca in North Africa.

Jan 1, 1943Chuchill and Roosevelt Plan
Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt meet in Casablanca in North Africa to plan attacks on all fronts, to invade Sicily and Italy, to send forces to the Pacific, and to better aid the Soviet Union.

Jan 31, 1943Russians Trap Germany
The Russian Red Army traps and captures German armies that had invaded the Soviet Union.

Sep 8, 1943Italy Surrenders
RANGEEND_ITALY The Italian government officially surrenders to the Allied powers; still, German forces occupy much of Italy.

Sep 28, 1943Allies Capture Naples
The Allies capture German holdings in Naples.

Dec 1, 1943Cairo Declaration
The Allied powers announce the Cairo Declaration in which all three declare their intention to establish an international organization to maintain the peace and security of the world.

Jun 1, 1944Allies Assemble
In England, the Allied powers assemble 2.9 million men, 2.5 million tons of supplies, 11,000 airplanes, and hundreds of ships in preparation for D-Day.

Jun 4, 1944Rome Falls
Rome falls to Allied forces.

Jun 6, 1944

D-Day: The first of nearly 3 million Allied soldiers arrive in Normandy, on the northern shores of France.

Jul 24, 1944Normandy and Brittany
Allied troops take large portions of Normandy and Brittany initiating a German retreat.

Aug 25, 1944Paris Liberated
U.S. forces, aided by a Free French division, liberate Paris from Nazi control.

Feb 11, 1945Big Three in Yalta
The Allied powers meet in Yalta to negotiate Soviet dominance in Eastern Europe. The Yalta Conference would result in the dual administrations in Berlin, the break up of Germany, and the prosecution of war criminals.

Apr 12, 1945FDR Dies
President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Georgia.

Apr 28, 1945Mussolini Dies
Italian insurgents capture Mussolini, murder him, and mutilate his body.

May 1, 1945Hitler Commits Suicide
Adolf Hitler commits suicide in Berlin.

May 2, 1945Germany Surrenders
The German army signs an unconditional surrender.

May 5, 1945The Pacific Theatre
The American air force in Europe heads for the war in the Pacific.

May 1945Demobilization Begins
Demobilization of the American army begins.

Atomic Bomb TestedAn atomic bomb is successfully detonated in the New Mexico desert.

Jul 26, 1945Big Three in Potsdam
Allied leaders meet in Potsdam, Germany to send an ultimatum to Japan. Japanese military leaders ruling the government issue no surrender.

Aug 6, 1945Hiroshima
The United States drops an atomic bomb—the first to be used in warfare—on Hiroshima, killing 75,000 people instantly, and injuring more than 100,000.

Aug 8, 1945Soviet Union Enters Pacific
With still no surrender from Japan, the Soviet Union enters the Pacific war as promised in Yalta, defeating Japanese forces in Manchuria.

Aug 9, 1945Nagasaki
A second atomic bomb is dropped in Nagasaki.

Aug 10, 1945Tokyo Petitions for Peace
Tokyo asks for peace on the condition that Emperor Hirohito will retain his throne. The Allies accept.

Sep 2, 1945World War II Ends
A formal surrender ceremony is conducted in Tokyo Bay on the U.S. battleship Missouri. World War II officially ends.

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