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A Biography of America

World War II – Key Events

1941

Japan attacks Pearl Harbor, U.S. enters WW II

1942

West Coast Japanese Americans interned in camps

Manhattan Project to develop atomic bomb begins

1943

Allies invade Italy

1944

Allied troops land in Normandy on D-Day

1945

Allied firebombing of Dresden

VE Day (Germany surrenders)

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