World War II
By: Ben Meador, Matt Schroer, Emory Johnson, Cole Schafer
D-Day (June 6, 1944)
Battle of Midway (June 4-7 1942)
The Battle of Midway was fought in the mid-Pacific, near the U.S. military base on Midway Atoll. Japanese combined fleet commander, Isoroku Yamamoto, advanced on Midway in an effort to attract and destroy the United States' Pacific Fleet Aircraft. He believed that he could attack the base before the fleet had a chance to get there. However, U.S. admiral Chester W. Nimitz established an ambush on the Japanese to counter their attack.
Battle of Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941)
Leader of Great Britain during WWII. Considered one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, Churchill led Britain in the fight against Nazi Germany and was the first person to be named an Honorary Citizen of the United States.
Leader of Nazi Germany during WWII. Established totalitarian government ordered the murders of more than 20 million Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, and others.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
President of the U.S. during WWII. He gave Americans hope during the Great Depression and helped the U.S. and allies win out on WWII.