- June 22nd - Operation Barbarossa begins, with the German forces striking the Soviets at dawn.
- August 26th - The Battle of Stalingrad begins, with an all out blitzkrieg airstrike on the city.
- June 6th - Operation Overlord, dubbed D-Day, takes place in Normandy, France. The Western Allies are able to secure the five beaches code named Juno, Gold, Omaha, Utah, and Sword by evening.
- July 22nd - The advancing Soviet forces have reached Berlin, and are shelling the city.