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World War II History Books 1945

US Navy women ran machines that attacked the German Enigma ciphers, maintained wall maps that kept track of U-boat locations and Allied convoys, and wrote intelligence reports that would be used by naval commanders. From Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy. Photo courtesy of National Security Agency.

January 9 – August 15, 1945: Battle of Luzon


February 19 – March 26, 1945: Battle of Iwo Jima


April 30, 1945: Adolf Hitler Commits Suicide

April 1 – June 22, 1945: Battle of Okinawa


May 23, 1945: Heinrich Himmler Commits Suicide

August 15 – August 18, 1945: Final Air Missions of Pacific Campaign


November 20, 1945 – October 1, 1946: Nuremberg Trials



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