Major Events of World War II

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Major Events of World War II by Mind Map: Major Events of World War II

1. Pacific

1.1. December 7, 1941, Attack on Pearl Harbor

1.1.1. Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.

1.1.2. 300 aircraft, four destroyers, three cruisers, and eight battleships were destroyed.

1.2. December 8, 1941, America and Britain declared war on Japan.

1.3. June 4th, 1942, Battle of Midway.

1.3.1. America attacked Japan

1.4. May of 1942 Battle of Coral Sea

1.5. August 7, 1942, Guadalcanal Campaign

1.5.1. 1500 Americans and 25,000 Japanese died.

1.6. April 1-June 2nd, 1945, Bloody Okinawa

1.6.1. 12,000 Americans killed or missing

1.6.2. 107,000 Japanese and Okinawan soldiers killed

1.6.3. 100,000 Okinawan civilians killed in battle

1.7. Atomic Bombs

1.7.1. On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was atomic bombed.

1.7.1.1. 75,000 to 180,000 dead and more would die from radiation poisoning.

1.7.2. August 9th, Nagasaki was atomic bombed.

1.7.2.1. 70,000 people were killed

2. Europe

2.1. September 1, 1939, Germany invaded Poland.

2.1.1. Was the start of World War II

2.2. May 10, 1940, Germany invaded the Low Countries.

2.3. June 22, 1941, Germany invaded the Soviet Union

2.3.1. Over 1 million casualties in each side

2.4. May 1942, the British Royal Air Force attacked Germany.

2.5. June 6, 1944, D-Day

2.5.1. Allies gained a foot-hold in Continental Europe

2.5.2. More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded

2.6. December 1944, Battle of the Bulge

2.6.1. 100,000 casualties

2.7. The Holocaust

2.7.1. Nazi regime killed 6 million jews

3. Africa

3.1. Sep 13, 1940, Italy invades Egypt

3.2. October 23, 1942, Battle of El Alamein

3.2.1. British forces attack the German army in North Africa.

3.3. Tobruk captured by Rommel's Panzer Army Afrika

3.3.1. 35,000 Allied troops surrendered

3.4. Novermber 8, 1942, Operation Torch

3.4.1. Allies surround Rommel in North America

3.5. January 5, 1943, Tunisia Campaign

3.5.1. Germans and Italians suffered 620,000 casualties

3.5.2. Allied Victory