Major Events

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Major Events by Mind Map: Major Events

1. Africa

1.1. Operation Compass

1.1.1. December 1940-February 1941

1.1.2. British would hold over 100,000 Italian prisoners

1.2. Rommel's First Offense

1.2.1. March-May 1941

1.2.2. Britain loses Cyrenaica territory

1.3. Operation Brevity

1.3.1. May 15,16 1941

1.3.2. British temporarily hold Halfaya Pass

1.4. Operation Skorpion

1.4.1. May 26,27, 1941

1.4.2. British lose the Halfay Pass

1.5. Operation Battleaxe

1.5.1. June 1941

1.5.2. British attempt to regain Cyrenaica

1.6. operation Crusader

1.6.1. November-December 1941

1.6.2. Rommel withdrew units, British gets first victory over Germany on ground

2. Pacific

2.1. Invasion Of Manchuria

2.1.1. 1931, Japanese military invades Chinese Province

2.2. Battle at Midway

2.2.1. June 4, 1942, American forces take out an attack on midway

2.2.2. Held by Japanese

2.2.3. Americans had crack the Japanese code, knew where they would be and attack plans

2.3. Invasion Of Pearl Harbor

2.3.1. December 7, 1941

2.3.2. Japanese fighters dropped bombs on ships in the harbor

2.3.3. came in 2 waves

2.3.4. Next day U.S. declared war on Japan

2.4. Okinawa

2.4.1. April 1, 1945, Okinawa began ending June 21st of the same year

2.4.2. Kamikaze Planes were used as a key defense slowing down the American invasion

2.4.3. 38,000 wounded Americans, 12,000 killed or missing

2.5. Guadalcanal

2.5.1. August 7, 1942, Japanese has control of the Solomon islands near Guadalcanal

2.5.2. A total of 23 ships were lost

2.6. Iwo Jima

2.6.1. February 19, 1945, U.S. Marines land on the black sand beaches of Iwo Jima

2.6.2. the landing was unchallenged

2.6.3. once Americans began moving forward the battle began

2.6.4. 6800 Americans killed along with 21000 Japanese

3. Europe

3.1. Germany invades Poland

3.1.1. September 1939, Hitler moves troops into poland

3.1.2. Hitler would conquer France the following june

3.1.3. All would fall except Britain led by Winston Churchill

3.2. Stalingrad

3.2.1. After long constant battles, the german army would eventually be defeated in the spring of 1943

3.3. Battle Of Crete

3.3.1. May 1941

3.3.2. Successful German air assault on Crete island

3.4. D-Day

3.4.1. June 6, 1944

3.4.2. Largest amphibious op in history

3.4.3. Allies landed more than 300,000 troops on beaches of normandy

3.5. Battle Of Moscow

3.5.1. October 1941- January 1942

3.5.2. Germans couldn't adapt to Russia's dropping temps

3.6. Battle of Berlin

3.6.1. April-May 1945

3.6.2. Hitler Killed himself knowing he would be captured by the allies

3.6.3. put the end to world war 2

3.7. Battle of Britain

3.7.1. July- October 1940

3.7.2. First major campaign fought by air forces

3.8. Battle of the bulge

3.8.1. December 1944- January 1945

3.8.2. Followed D-Day, germans ran out of resources