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World War II (1937-1945)

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Key Terms:
kamikaze a Japanese suicide pilot

napalm a type of jellied gasoline, used to


create bombs that cause large fires after they
explode

Alliances
Allies
UK, USSR,
US, China

Axis
Germany,
Italy, Japan

Generals
Douglas MacArthur
Dwight Ike Eisenhower

Technology
Aircraft carriers
Bombers: B-17, B-29
Manhattan Project

Pacific Theater
Japanese take
Philippines (1942)
Bataan Death
March
Battle of Midway
(1942) turning
point
Island-hopping
strategy
General Douglas
McArthur retakes
Philippines

European Theater
Battle of Stalingrad (19423)
Casablanca Conference
(1943)
Invasion of Italy (1943)
D-Day (1944)
Battle of the Bulge (1944)
Terror bombings
V-E Day

Ending the War, 1945


Yalta Conference
(Feb.)
April: Roosevelt dies,
Harry Truman is
president
August: USSR
invades Japan
August: atomic bombs
dropped on Hiroshima
(Aug. 6) and Nagasaki
(Aug. 9)
V-J Day (Aug. 15)