World War II

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  • 1936-01-01: With war impending, Franklin Roosevelt authorizes the 'Mystery Men', a loose cadre of metahumans and specialists who can fend off Nazi incursions on American soil.
  • 1941-07-12: Japan bombs Pearl Habor - The Japanese launch a sneak attack on American forces in Hawaii.
  • 1942-01-01: Declaration of War - America joins 26 other nations to form the Allied Nations and fight Hitler, Japan, and Moussolini.
  • 1942-07-04: Captain America is Created - Project: Rebirth turns young, sickly Steve Rogers into Captain America, the Perfect Human.
  • 1942-07-04: Erskine Assassinated - Abraham Erskine is killed by a German agent and the secrets of the Super-Soldier Serum are lost. Howard Stark and Thomas Wayne Sr. each take one half of the serum's formula into custody to keep it out of the wrong hands. The SSR puts the remaining formula into deep storage.
  • 1942-08-15: Captain America Rises - Captain America and Zinda Blake steal a plane and fly into hostile German territory to rescue members of the 107th Brigade. They retrieve not only Sergeant James "Bucky" Barnes, but also over a hundred Allied personnel. Many of them go on to become the Howling Commandos.
  • 1942-10-01: Jor-El Lands on Earth - Jor-El's hyperspace ship crashes into the desert of Africa, searching for Kherubim descendants of ancient Kryptonians.
  • 1942-10-25 - 1948: The Justice Defenders assemble in response to war! - The first superhero team.
  • 1943-09-12: Bana-Mighdall Discovered - Rommels' forces sweep into the deserts of Egypt and are forced into a dense sandstorm. They find the ancient city of Bana-Mighdall, and are forced to retreat after taking severe casualties. One enemy woman is captured, and transferred to the SS; Col. Johann Schmidt is able to learn from her the existence of Doom's Gate, which inspires Morgan le Fay to trick her allies into taking control of Themyscira.
  • 1945-02-10: Battle for Doom's Gate - The greatest prize of World War 2, the Nazis launch the full might of their armies at Themyscira. The Amazons stand between them and Doom's Gate; Morgan le Fey, having lied to her allies, intends to open Doom's Gate and purge the world of all humanity. The Defenders fight off the army of Nazi zombies and their Terrigen-mutated allies.
  • 1945-02-10: The Battle for the Power Cosmic - Schmidt, pursuing his own plans, seeks an ancient Kree weapon known as a Cosmic Cube; half of the Defenders engage him in the North Atlantic, and fight him off of a crashed, abandoned Kree research vessel to retrieve the Cube.
  • 1945-02-12: Captain America and Zinda Blake Vanish - During the tumultuous battle for the Power Cosmic, Captain Blake and Captain Rogers are lost at sea near the northern pole.
  • 1945-04-30: Hitler stages suicide - A body double for Hitler commits suicide in a bunker on the eve of Germany's defeat. Hitler escapes to the secret German moon base. Germany concedes the war; Japan follows shortly thereafter.