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World War II or the Second World War, often abbreviated as WWII or WW2, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. It involved the vast majority of the world's countries —including all of the great powers—forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis powers.What years were World War 2?
World War II, also called Second World War, conflict that involved virtually every part of the world during the years 1939–45. The principal belligerents were the Axis powers — Germany , Italy , and Japan —and the Allies— France , Great Britain , the United States , the Soviet Union , and, to a lesser extent, China .What were the years of World War 2?
The Veterans Memorial in downtown Midland features the names of local soldiers who fought in World War II. Pictured is Virginia Florey. The Midland National Guards were first organized shortly after World War I ended in 1918, and they played a pivotal role in World War II from 1941 to 1945.When and how did World War II end?
This story first appeared in 2020.) The United States entered World War II starting with the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor—78 years ago today. By the autumn of 1944, there was cause for optimism the war’s end might actually be in sight.