1945

Jan 1-17 – Germans withdraw from the Ardennes.
Jan 16, 1945 – U.S. 1st and 3rd Armies link up after a month long separation during the Battle of the Bulge.
Jan 17, 1945 – Soviet troops capture Warsaw.
Jan 26, 1945 – Soviet troops liberate Auschwitz.
Jan 30, 1945 – De Wilhelm Gustloff op 30 januari 1945 door de USSR duikboot S-13 te zinken gebracht.
1 Feb, 1945 Anne Frank sterft in het concentratiekamp Bergen-Belsen.
Feb 4-11 – ‎Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin ontmoeten elkaar in Jalta‎.
Feb 13/14 – Dresden is destroyed by a firestorm after Allied bombing raids.
March 6, 1945 – Last German offensive of the war begins to defend oil fields in Hungary.
March 7, 1945 – Allies take Cologne and establish a bridge across the Rhine at Remagen.
March 30, 1945 – Soviet troops capture Danzig.
In April – Allies discover stolen Nazi art and wealth hidden in salt mines.
April 1, 1945 – U.S. troops encircle Germans in the Ruhr; Allied offensive in North Italy.
April 12, 1945 – Allies liberate Buchenwald and Belsen concentration camps;
President Roosevelt dies. Truman becomes President.
April 16, 1945 – Soviet troops begin their final attack on Berlin; Americans enter Nuremberg.
April 18, 1945 – German forces in the Ruhr surrender.
April 21, 1945 – Soviets reach Berlin.
April 28, 1945 – Mussolini is captured and hanged by Italian partisans; Allies take Venice.
April 29, 1945 – U.S. 7th Army liberates Dachau.
April 30, 1945 – Adolf Hitler commits suicide.
May 2, 1945 – German troops in Italy surrender.
May 7, 1945 – Unconditional surrender of all German forces to Allies.
May 8, 1945 – V-E (Victory in Europe) Day.
May 9, 1945 – Hermann Göring is captured by members of the U.S. 7th Army.
May 23, 1945 – SS Reichsführer Himmler commits suicide; German High Command and Provisional Government imprisoned.
June 5, 1945 – Allies divide up Germany and Berlin and take over the government.
June 26, 1945 – United Nations Charter is signed in San Francisco.
July 1, 1945 – U.S., British, and French troops move into Berlin.
July 16, 1945 – First U.S. atomic bomb test; Potsdam Conference begins.
July 26, 1945 – Atlee succeeds Churchill as British Prime Minister.
Aug 6, 1945 – First atomic bomb dropped, on Hiroshima, Japan.
Aug 8, 1945 – Soviets declares war on Japan and invade Manchuria.
Aug 9, 1945 – Second atomic bomb dropped, on Nagasaki, Japan.
Aug 14, 1945 – Japanese agree to unconditional surrender.
Sept 2, 1945 – Japanese sign the surrender agreement;  V-J (Victory over Japan) Day.
Oct 24, 1945 – United Nations is officially born.
Nov 20, 1945 – Nuremberg war crimes trials begin.