World War II

By: Ben Meador, Matt Schroer, Emory Johnson, Cole Schafer

D-Day (June 6, 1944)

D-Day (for Dooms-Day), also known as the Invasion of Normandy, took place on June 6, 1944, and was masterminded by Dwight D. Eisenhower. Paratroopers sparked the raid overnight, while in the morning, 5 beach-fronts, known as Omaha, Gold, Juno, Utah, and Sword, were assaulted by allied forces in the northern part of France. On the beaches, soldiers fought to break through the heavily fortified German lines. The allies eventually broke through, even though there were many, many casualties.

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)

Located in Hawaii, Pearl Harbor was an American Naval base in the city of Oahu. On the morning of December 7th, 1941, Japanese planes and small submarines ambushed the base and started the Battle of Pearl Harbor. At 8:30 A.M., a second fleet of 170 Japanese aircraft attacked the harbor and ships in it, causing more damage and casualties. 21 ships were damaged, and 9 were sunk, killing 2,350 people with 1,178 people injured. Isoroku Yamamoto masterminded the attack.

Flying Tigers

The Flying Tigers was composed of pilots from the U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. It consisted of three fighter squadrons with 20 aircraft in each one. Their goal was to defend China against the Japanese forces. Their planes are most recognizable by their shark-faced fighters. They saw combat for the first time 12 days after Pearl Harbor.

Woodrow Wilson

U.S. President during WWI. Saw out and helped end WWI by arguing and negotiating for peace.

The effects of the Atomic Bomb

Over 90% of people within 500 meters of ground zero died in both cities. Many Died later on from Radiation that the bomb left behind. The bombs Crippled the nation of japan for many years and left many people with radiation poisoning.