The USS Boise was commissioned in 1938, and was amongst the last ships put the US Navy put into service
The P-26 Peashooter was the first monoplane fighter ever adopted by the US military. First flown in 1932, it was
Nagasaki is destroyed by an atomic bomb dropped by the United States.
The first atomic bomb is exploded in a test at Alamogordo, New Mexico.
FDR dies, Harry S Truman takes over the presidency of the United States.
Germans surrounded in Ruhr valley. In the Pacific theatre, Americans invade Okinawa.
Americans find intact bridge across Rhine at Remagen, set up bridgehead on east bank.