The World War 2 Timeline of the main battles between 1939-1945. Understand the big picture of the events that changed the military history.
The Battle of Tarawa began on November 20, 1943, when the U.S. Marines landed in the Tarawa Atoll. It was the beginning of the Japanese removal from the Central Pacific.
In the summer of 1944, the Soviets launched Operation Bagration against Army Group Center, inflicting losses on the Germans almost similar to those of the Battle of Stalingrad.
In late September 1944, the U.S. Army entered into Germany from the Belgian border, getting stuck for a few months in the bloody Battle of Hurtgen Forest.
The Battle of the Philippine Sea took place on 19/20 June 1944 and was a great American victory against the Imperial Japanese Navy. The technological progress of U.S. Navy was obvious and decisive.