PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT SIGNING WAR DECLARATION AGAINST JAPAN
World War II Timeline - Year 1941
April 6, 1941
Hitler invades Yugoslavia and
April 29, 1941
Japanese Emperor Hirohito's
Hitler delivers a speech at the
Sportpalast in Berlin, stating that
"Today the German Wehrmacht is doubtlessly
the most gigantic instrument of war of all
time that there ever was on this earth."
June 22, 1941
German invasion of the Soviet
Union is launched.
July 13, 1941
Bishop Von Galen delivers his
sermon against the Gestapo,
August 3, 1941
Bishop Von Galen gives his
sermon against Nazi "euthanasia."
August 11, 1941
Francois Darlan becomes French ministre de la défense
September 24, 1941
Legentilhomme becomes head of the Commissariat à la
guerre of Free France (France libre).
December 6, 1941 — Afternoon
An Australian pilot is shot
down over the Gulf of Siam after spotting the Japanese invasion
fleet. He is the first ally to die in the Pacific phase of World War
December 7, 1941 —
07:50 a.m. local time
Pear Harbor Attack
Although the war started in 1939, the United States did not join the
Allies until Japan bombed the American fleet in Pearl Harbor,
Hawaii, on December 7, 1941.
Here are some
impressive Pearl Harbor photos.
Attack on Pearl Harbor - December 7, 1941
See here the
Pearl Harbor Attack timeline.
December 8, 1941 —
00:00 a.m. local time
Japan invades Malaya by
attacking Kota Bharu. The forces of the United Kingdom will
retreat from Malaya to Singapore on February 1, 1942.
December 8, 1941 —
02:00 a.m. local time
Japan invades Thailand at
Singora and Patani. Thailand surrenders a few hours later.
December 8, 1941
Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the
Declaration of War against Japan.
of Wake Island starts. This Battle will end on
December 23, 1941.
Also December 8, 1941: Japanese forces
start their invasion of the Philippines.
Japanese Landings in the Philippines: Luzon,
December 23, 1941
Invading Japanese forces defeated U.S.
troops at the Battle of Wake Island.
This battle had started on December 8, 1941.