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Detail of SHAEF Final Plan, Operation Overlord, 6 June 1944
Detail of SHAEF Final Plan, Operation Overlord, 6 June 1944. Click on map for full image.

Today in WW II: 18 Jan 1942 German-Japanese-Italian military alliance and cooperation agreement signed in Berlin.  More 
18 Jan 1942 US Marines arrive at Pago Pago, American Samoa, supported by aircraft from the USS Enterprise.
18 Jan 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising against Germans captors begins [18 Jan-16 May].
18 Jan 1943 Red Army takes German fortifications south of Lake Ladoga [Operation Spark], opening a corridor to Leningrad, partially lifting the siege.
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World War II Maps

The global scope of World War II is best understood with a good map in front of you. The two on-line maps on this page are excellent for viewing on your computer screen and can be magnified with your software to the level of detail you are interested in.

Europe

US Military Academy Map: Second World War, European Theater of Operations (ETO)
US Military Academy Map: Second World War, European Theater of Operations (ETO). Click on map for larger image.

Asia/Pacific

US Military Academy Map: Second World War, Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO)
US Military Academy Map: Second World War, Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO). Click for larger image.

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