1941
Prince of Wales and Repulse sunk north of Singapore. Germany and Italy declare war on US. Japanese troops enter Burma.
1942
Hitler appoints Anton Mussert as the leader of the Netherlands.
1943
8th AF attacks Kassel, Germany.
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1939
Assassination attempt is made on Hitler by the Polish Army in Charles de Gaulles Square. The bomb failed to explode.
1940
Heavy bomber raids continue against cities at night. During the day fighter-bombers fly nuisance raids against coastal towns, airfields and other military targets.
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1940
Poland surrenders to Germany.
1941
The first Moscow Conference of World War II, involving, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Soviet Union, is held. Averell Herriman, representing the U.S. and Lord Beaverbrook, representing the U.K., met with Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union, to give assurances that both the U.S. and the U.K. would aid and support the Soviet Union in the common fight against Nazi Germany.
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Among the survivors of the Tuskegee Airmen group who fought during World War II was Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson. The Tuskegee Airmen was a popular term for the group of African American pilots who formed the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group of the United States Army Air Corps.

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1939
Conscription Day in Great Britain.
1941
Greek King and ministers evacuate to Cyprus. British Expeditionary Forces begin evacuation of troops to Egypt and Crete. German Troops enter Athens, Greece. Greece surrenders to Nazis. Heinrich Himmler ordered construction of Auschwitz Concentration Camp.
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The famed USS Arizona was a magnificent battle ship that was hit by a Japanese torpedo during the war. The ship exploded and sank after a few minutes. Many of those who died were trapped below deck.

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This is one of the reasons why the RAF Bomber Command Memorial was created. It was a way of commemorating those brave souls who served in Bomber Command during the war. It is a way of remembering the sacrifice of the RAF crew who played an important part in winning the War.

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