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5 Jan 1919

Germany
  • Germans Anton Drexler, Gottfried Feder, Dietrich Eckart, Karl Harrer, and 20 others formally named their small political group the German Workers' Party (Deutsche Arbeiterpartei) in Munich, Germany. The party aimed to support middle-class citizens of the Aryan race. This party was the forerunner of the Nazi Party. ww2dbase [München, München-Oberbayern | CPC]
19 Jan 1932

Germany
  • Joseph Goebbels and Adolf Hitler travelled to Munich, Germany together; en route, Goebbels attempted to convince Adolf Hitler to run for the office of the President of Germany. ww2dbase [Adolf Hitler | München, München-Oberbayern | CPC]
9 Mar 1933

Germany
9 Nov 1933

Photo(s) dated 9 Nov 1933
Adolf Hitler in a parade through München, Germany, 9 Nov 1933
1 Jul 1934

Germany
  • On Adolf Hitler's orders, Ernst Röhm, the head of the SA, was shot in a cell at Stadelheim prison in München (Munich), Germany by Theodor Eicke, the SS Commandant of the local Dachau Concentration Camp. ww2dbase [München, München-Oberbayern | AC]
1 Dec 1934

Germany
9 Jun 1938

Germany
19 Sep 1938

Photo(s) dated 19 Sep 1938
Neville Chamberlain and Benito Mussolini at the Führerbau building in München, Germany, 19 Sep 1938, photo 1 of 2
29 Sep 1938

Germany
  • The Munich Conference between Hitler, Chamberlain, Mussolini, and Daladier took place at the Führerbau building in München in Germany, during which Britain and France ceded Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia to Germany in an attempt to avoid war. The two Czechoslovakian representatives at the conference were locked in an adjacent room, not permitted to actually participating in the negotiations. ww2dbase [Munich Conference and the Annexation of Sudetenland | München, München-Oberbayern | TH]
Photo(s) dated 29 Sep 1938
Chamberlain, Daladier, Hitler, Mussolini, and Ciano at the Munich Conference, Germany, 29 Sep 1938Chamberlain (covered by Hitler), Hitler, Mussolini, and Daladier negotiating at the Munich Conference, Germany, 29 Sep 1938, photo 1 of 2Mussolini, Hitler, and Chamberlain at the Munich Conference, Germany, 29 Sep 1938; the man between Hitler and Chamberlain was HitlerMussolini, Hitler, Daladier, and interpretor Schmidt, Munich Conference, Germany, 29 Sep 1938
See all photos dated 29 Sep 1938
30 Sep 1938

Germany
  • Shortly after midnight, Adolf Hitler, Neville Chamberlain, Benito Mussolini, and Édouard Daladier, in that order, signed the Munich Agreement at the Führerbau building in München in Germany, which ceded Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia to Germany; the actual document was backdated to the previous day, 29 Sep 1938. ww2dbase [Munich Conference and the Annexation of Sudetenland | München, München-Oberbayern | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 30 Sep 1938
Ribbentrop, Chamberlain, and Hitler at the Munich Conference, Germany, 30 Sep 1938Prime Minister Daladier and Ambassador Francois-Poncet speaking during a break, Munich Conference, Germany, 30 Sep 1938French Prime Minister Daladier signing the Munich Agreement, 30 Sep 1938; note Galeazzo Ciano in background and Joachim von RIbbentrop pointingBenito Mussolini receiving flowers from a member of the League of German Girls, Munich, Germany, 30 Sep 1938
See all photos dated 30 Sep 1938
8 Nov 1939

Germany
  • An assassination attempt on Hitler by German carpenter Georg Elser failed at the annual commemoration of the Beer Hall Putsch in München, Germany. Ostensibly, Hitler and other top Nazi leaders escaped death because Hitler had ended his speech early and left the building eight minutes before the bomb planted by Elser detonated (which killed 8 and wounded 65). In actuality, however, it had been planned by Hitler to elevate his own standing in Germany and to create a situation where he could blame the western powers for an assassination attempt. ww2dbase [Adolf Hitler | München, München-Oberbayern | TH]
11 Nov 1939

Germany
4 Jun 1940

Germany
  • French l'Armee d'Aire attacked München (Munich) and Frankfurt in Germany in response to the German bombing of Paris, France on the previous day. ww2dbase [München, München-Oberbayern | TH]
18 Jun 1940

Germany
15 Oct 1941

Germany
31 Mar 1944

Germany
19 Jul 1944

Germany
  • 1,082 B-17 and B-24 bombers, escorted by 670 P-38, P-47, and P-51 fighters attacked factories (hydrogen peroxide, chemical, aircraft, and ball bearing), six rail marshalling yards, a dam, and four airfields in western and southwestern Germany; 17 bombers and 7 fighters were lost. From Italy, US 15th Air Force launched 400 B-17 and B-24 bombers attacked an ordnance depot, an aircraft factory, an automobile factory, and an airfield in the München (Munich) area; 16 US aircraft were lost. ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | München, München-Oberbayern | CPC]
24 Mar 1945

Germany
18 Apr 1945

Germany
  • German pilot Johannes Steinhoff was seriously burned during a takeoff accident with his Me 262 jet fighter at München (Munich), Germany. ww2dbase [München, München-Oberbayern | CPC]
25 Apr 1945

Germany
  • Adolf Galland announced to the pilots of German Jagdverband 44 at München (Munich), Germany that the war was effectively lost, and he would only accept volunteers to continue fighting from now on. All of his men stepped forward as volunteers. ww2dbase [Adolf Galland | München, München-Oberbayern | CPC]
26 Apr 1945

Germany
  • Shortly after Adolf Galland (Jagdverband 44) attacked and shot down US B-26 bombers, his Me 262 jet fighter was shot down by Lieutenant James Finnegan's P-47D Thunderbolt fighter (US 50th Fighter Group). Galland crash landed safely at München-Riem Airfield in southern Germany, though sustaining wounds. ww2dbase [Adolf Galland | München, München-Oberbayern | AC, CPC]
29 Apr 1945

Germany
8 May 1945

Germany
  • A German pilot landed a Ju 290 aircraft at München-Riem airport in southern Germany and surrendered to US troops. The aircraft carried women auxiliary personnel of the German Luftwaffe. ww2dbase [Ju 290 | München, München-Oberbayern | CPC]
10 May 1945

Germany
  • Harold Watson flew a captured Ju 290 aircraft from München-Riem airport in southern Germany to another airfield near Nürnberg, Germany. ww2dbase [Ju 290 | München, München-Oberbayern | CPC]
17 May 1945

Germany
20 Aug 1992

Germany

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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