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Dec 07, 1941

The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor

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1943

Florence Blanchfield became superintendent of the Army Nurse Corps

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Jun 06, 1944

More than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France

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1944

The USS West Virginia returned to sea after being rebuilt from the Pearl Harbor attack

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May 08, 1945

Nazi Germany surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, ending World War II in Europe.

Aug 14, 1945

Japan surrendered to the Allies, effectively ending World War II

Aug 31, 1945

The USS West Virginia led American battleships into Tokyo Bay

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Sep 02, 1945

World War II ended with the signing of the surrender documents in a ceremony on the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay

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1945

Florence Blanchfield received the Distinguished Service Medal

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1947

Florence Blanchfield ceased as superintendent of the Army Nurse Corps

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2005

Woody Williams was West Virginia's last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from WWII

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