4th hour "Kim Boyne"

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  • Decoded Japanese messages

    Decoded Japanese messages
    Decoded Japanese messages alerted the United States to the Japanese attack on New Guinea.In response, Admiral Nimitz sent two carriers, the Yorktown and the Lexington, to intercept the Japanese in the Coral Sea.
  • Defenders of the Bataan Peninsula finally surrendered

    Defenders of the Bataan Peninsula finally surrendered
    Almost 78,000 prisoners of war were forced to march 65 miles to Japanese prison camp when sick, exhausted, and starving. Almost 10,000 died during the march.
  • Corregidor surrended in Manila Bay

    Corregidor surrended in Manila Bay
    Corregidor finally surrendered in Manila Bay. The Philippines had fallen to the Japanese.
  • Roosevelt Agreed to Attack the Edges of the German Empire

    Roosevelt Agreed to Attack the Edges of the German Empire
    Roosevelt didn't believe the United States and Great Britain were ready to launch a full-scale invasion of Europe. Instead, Churchill wanted to attack the edges, of the German empire. Roosevelt agreed in July 1942, he ordered the invasion of Morocco and Algeria—two French territories indirectly under German control.
  • German Submarines had Sunk American Ships

    German Submarines had Sunk American Ships
    By August 1942, German submarines had sunk about 360 American ships along the East Coast.
  • Last German Troop in North Africa Surrendered

    Last German Troop in North Africa Surrendered
    Together, the American and British forces finally pushed the Germans back. On May 13, 1943, the last German troops in North Africa surrendered.