World War II Day by Day, 1939 – 1945

NOVEMBER 1945 VARGA GIRL (12 K)
Welcome to Our World War II
Day by Day Chronology

  This is a work in progress. We are currently generating the monthly templates for the years 1939 – 1945. Please feel free to send any additions to a particular day's record, or material for days showing no information, to the Webmaster. Of course, anyone who wishes to assist with this project can create templates for any month after September 1939 by simply grabbing the source of the September 1939 page and modifying the underlying JavaScript and calendar data. To assist in this effort, use this JavaScript Perpetual Calendar or the Select-a-Calendar to view calendars for the months and years required. Thanks in advance to any "trooper" who takes me up on this offer! (The only reward I can offer is a mention on the Credits Page. Check this page in the future for some great images of wartime calendars combined with a month by month chronology of the war years! [ At left is a sample of what's in store, a page from a 1945 Varga Girl calendar. ]


SEPTEMBER 1939
September 1939
German infantry
engage the Poles
[ 1 Sep ]
October 1939 November 1939 December 1939
January 1940 February 1940 March 1940 April 1940
May 1940 JUNE 1940
June 1940
A Frenchman weeps
as the Nazis enter Paris
[ 14 Jun ]
July 1940 August 1940
SEPTEMBER 1940
September 1940
German blitz against
Britain begins
[ 7 Sep ]
October 1940 November 1940 December 1940
January 1941 February 1941 March 1941 April 1941
May 1941 June 1941 July 1941 August 1941
September 1941 October 1941 November 1941 DECEMBER 1941
December 1941
USS Shaw explodes
at Pearl Harbor
[ 7 Dec ]
January 1942 February 1942 March 1942 APRIL 1942
April 1942
B-25s take off
to raid Tokyo
[ 18 Apr ]
MAY 1942
May 1942
U.S. wins Battle
of the Coral Sea
[ 11 May ]
June 1942 July 1942 August 1942
September 1942 October 1942 November 1942 December 1942
January 1943 February 1943 March 1943 April 1943
May 1943 June 1943 July 1943 August 1943
September 1943 October 1943 November 1943 December 1943
January 1944 February 1944 MARCH 1944
March 1944
B-17s high over
German targets
[ 18 Mar ]
April 1944
May 1944 June 1944 July 1944 August 1944
September 1944 October 1944 November 1944 December 1944
January 1945 FEBRUARY 1945
February 1945
U.S. Marines
capture Iwo Jima
[ 19 Feb ]
March 1945 April 1945
MAY 1945
May 1945
Germany surrenders
at Reims
[ 7 May ]
June 1945 July 1945 AUGUST 1945
August 1945
News of V-J Day
Hits Home
[ 14 Aug ]
September 1945 October 1945 November 1945 December 1945

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