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American GIs. Pinups > Betty Grable. Pinups > Betty Grable and Her Bombardiers in All-Star Bond Rally. Pinups > Pinups come to life in All-Star Bond Rally. Pinups > Lena Horne, the most popular pinup among black soldiers. Chronology > Some key events of World War II.

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chronology some key events of world war ii
Chronology > Some key events of World War II
  • December 1941 - Pearl Harbor
  • February 1942 - Executive Order mandates internment of Japanese Americans
  • May-June 1942 - US wins naval superiority in the Pacific
  • November 1942 - US lands in North Africa
  • January 1943 - Casablanca Conference announces unconditional surrender policy
  • February 1943 - Soviet victory over Germans in Stalingrad
  • May 1943 - German troops surrender in Africa
  • July 1943 - Allied invasion of Italy
  • June-August 1944 - US lands in Normandy; liberates Paris
  • November 1944 - FDR is elected to fourth term
  • February 1945 - Yalta conference renews US-Soviet alliance
  • February-June 1945 - US captures Iwo Jima and Okinawa
  • April 1945 - FDR dies; Harry Truman becomes president
  • May 1945 - Germany surrenders
  • August 1945 - US drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki; Japan surrenders
experience bill maudlin up front stars and stripes 1945
Experience > Bill Maudlin, “Up Front,” Stars and Stripes, 1945

“Fresh, spirited American troops, flushed with victory, are bringing in thousands of hungry, ragged, battle-weary prisoners.”