The year started off with the advancement of allied forces, and desperate defenses of Berlin by the Nazi’s. FDR is again sworn into office, and is determined to win peace. The solution is to fly supply planes to pour resources into the front lines, and send aggressive bombing raids on Tokyo. All the while FDR asks to keep up production of war goods.
As the year advances, heads of allies meet to discuss peace, as the victories on Iwo Jima are foot by foot. Marines and Navy guns pound the island relentlessly. Mac Arthur returns to the Philippines. An unexpected set back comes when FDR dies, and loss is felt around the world. Truman is sworn in, , and the situation in Germany and Italy grow even more desperate.
Finally, Victory in Europe. But its time to get back on the job, after the celebration. Meanwhile, clean up and peace begins to sweep through Germany. The discharge system begins to send happy vets home.
Crowds cheer the winners at the Kentucky Derby, as Kate’s Gravy wins.
Bond drives continue and feature the 3 survivors of the flag raising on MtSuribachi on Iwo Jima. Grim battles rage all over the island of Okinawa. Brutal going, with high casualties, but its the last stop before going to mainland Japan.
Fashions are a bright spot in the year. The first civilian model jeep rolls off assembly lines, but the price tag for this little war hero is yet to be determined. Golfers take center stage. Lord Byron Nelson walks away as champion for 9 years straight.
A super weapon is unveiled, the new atomic bomb. Developed in utmost secrecy, Truman promises to not hold back the bomb from war use. A new atomic era begins with the testing in New Mexico. It doesn’t take long before Japan has surrendered. Celebrations throughout the country are touched off. Spontaneous, roaring, and victorious. The greatest and wildest in New York’s Central Park.
Technology advances in other areas have found new homes going up by the score. Life continues to return to normal with a WorldSeries between theTigers and Cubs. In Germany, war criminals are identified, and tried. Brutalities against civilians are brought to justice.
Fashions and technology enjoy the advances made during the war, and general industries are put back in the hands of the people In the entertainment world, A famous contest to say why you hate Jack Benny is kicked off.