Question: What military events in Europe should I know about from 1942-1945? (scroll down for answer)





1. The Allies began fighting in northern Africa and then went north to liberate Italy.

2. D-Day, June 6, 1944, was the largest battle and the turning point of the war. It led to the liberation of France. Dwight D. Eisenhower was the Allied Commander.

3. The Battle of the Bulge during the winter of 1944-45 was the deadliest battle of the war for the Americans. However, Germany could not permanently break Allied lines.

4. Adolf Hitler killed himself on April 30, 1945 in an underground bunker. V-E (Victory in Europe) Day would be on May 8th after Germany surrendered.

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