1938
Herman Goering warns all Jews to leave Austria.
1939
France and Great Britain agree to support Poland in the event that Germany threatens to invade.
1941
Yugoslavia signs Tripartite Pact, becoming part of the Axis Powers.
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1933
Assassination attempt on Hitler. Ludwich Assner, ex-Nazi, sends Hitler a poisoned letter.

1941
Erwin Rommel appointed commander of the Africa Corps.

1942
B-25s take off from Hornet in a test for the bombing of Japan. Japanese troops land on Singapore Island.
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1936
First thirteen B-17s are ordered.

1937
FDR is inaugurated as U.S. President.

1941
FDR sends Churchill a letter in which he quotes Longfellow from “Ship of State,” indicating that he supports Churchill in the war effort.
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1939
First flight of the B-24 bomber takes place.

1940
President Roosevelt quoted saying, “the Axis not merely admits, but proclaims that there can be no ultimate peace between their philosophy of government and our philosophy of government.”
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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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1941
Pearl Harbor: Japan attacks U.S. First Canadian troops arrive in Britain. U.S. declares war on Germany and Allies (not USSR) declare war on Japan.

1942
The first nuclear reactor goes critical at the University of Chicago under the leadership and design of Enrico Fermi.
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