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JAPAN IN WW2

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Ija troops enter mukden small square invasion of manchuria The Japanese invasion of Manchuria began on September 19, 1931, when Manchuria was invaded by the Kwantung Army of the Empire of Japan immediately following the Mukden Incident. The Japanese established a puppet state, called Manchukuo, and their occupation lasted until the end of World War II.
300px nanking bodies 1937 small square invasion of nanking Rape of Nanking, was a mass murder and war rape that occurred during the six-week period following the Japanese capture of the city of Nanking
325px attack on pearl harbor japanese planes view small square Japanese attack on pearl harbor the attack commenced at 7:48 a.m. Hawaiian Time.[13] The attack was intended as a preventive action in order to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions the Empire of Japan was planning in Southeast Asia against overseas territories of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States.
Images 3 small square Wake island Wake Island, a small coral atoll approximately 2,000 miles west of Hawaii, is notable as the site of the first lengthy battle between U.S. and Japanese forces.
9781598696417 0116 001 small square The battle of the coral sea While it was a naval battle in the sense that the opposing forces were on ships, the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942 was unique in that the ships did not fire on each other, relying instead on carrier aircraft. The Battle of the Coral Sea was important, too, in that it was the first Japanese setback of World War II
9781598696417 0133 001 small square biggining of the battle of guadal canal The goal of the Guadalcanal invasion was the nearly finished Japanese airfield there, an important element in Japan's planned invasion of New Guinea. The Japanese, outgunned and outmanned, quickly withdrew from the unfinished airfield as the marines approached, and the area was secured and renamed Henderson Field, in honor of Major Lofton Henderson, a marine pilot killed in the Battle of Midway.
9781598696417 0137 001 small square Battle of Iwo Jima The Battle of Iwo Jima, memorialized for all time by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal's inspiring photograph of marines raising the American flag atop Mount Suribachi, was one of the bloodiest engagements of the entire war. When it was over, almost all of the 21,000 Japanese defenders were dead. U.S. losses totaled 6,821.
Images 2 small square The battle of Okinawa Because of the passion of the Japanese defenders, Okinawa was a hard-fought and bloody engagement that resulted in huge casualties. When it was finally over in June 1945, more than 107,000 Japanese and Okinawan soldiers and civilians had been killed, and another 4,000 Japanese perished when the battleship Yamato was destroyed on its way to support the Japanese Okinawan defense. American losses on the island totaled 7,613 dead or missing in action and more than 31,000 wounded. An additional 4,907
Images 4 small square Atomic bombing of hiroshima American airmen dropped Little Boy on the city of Hiroshima killing 90,000–166,000 people
Images 5 small square Atomic bombing of Nagasaki following hiroshima, america dropped Fat Man over Nagasaki on 9 August killing 60,000–80,000
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Battle of Midway was the most important naval battle of the Pacific Campaign of Between 4 and 7 June 1942, only six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, and one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea, the United States Navy decisively defeated an Imperial Japanese Navy changeing the tide of the war in the pacific