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WWll D-Day to V-E Day 1944

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June 6 1944
Date d-day was launched
operation overlord
official name
france
normandy beach located in
us, british, canadian
troops that landed on normandy beach
air bombardment, paratroopers, naval bombardment, amphibious (landing on beach)
4 parts to d-day operation
sword, juno, gold, omaha and utah
landings took place on these 5 beaches
omaha and utah
america landed on what two beaches
Battle of the Bulge- largest battle us ever faught
by the fall of 1944, the allies were moving east and steadily closer to the German border in France, Belgium, and Holland (the Netherlands).In December of 1944 Hitler mounted a massive yet surprise attack pushing the allies back and creating a large "bulge" on the map
air bombing
what campaign was very effective at this time
german war industry
who/what was struggling at the time
FDR 1944
who won his 4th term and in what year
april 12, 1945
when does FDR die
vp truman
who takes over after fdr dies
many hitler youth and older german men
after the bulge, the german army is pushed back even more quickly into germany and more and more german soldiers are choosing to surrender instead of being killed. who was being drafted to fight
Berlin
on april 25th, 1945, the US army coming from the west, links up with Soviet soldiers coming from the east. It is decided that the Soviets will be given the honor (and casualties) of capturing the Nazi capital, called what?
Hitler and Ava Brown commit suicide
What does hitler and his mistress do at this time and what was her name?
Victory in Europe
V-E day stands for what
may 8th, 1945
when did v-e day take place
last standing axis power, the Japanese
after V-E day what do the allies focus on