Section 14.2 timeline

  • Bataan Death March

    78,000 prisoners of war were forced to march 65 miles to a Japanese prison camp, and nearly 10,000 of them died on the way there.
  • American bombs fall on Japan for the first time

  • Battle of the Coral Sea

    Japan and American destroyers fought near the coast of new Guinea. Although an american ship was sunk and the other badly damaged, Americans had kept the supply lines to Australia open.
  • The battle at Midway

    In this battle, the American navy had decoded plans for a Japanese assault, and planned an ambush. The Japanese were caught completely unaware, and lost 4 aircraft carriers. This is known as the turning point in the war because the Japanese lost the heart of their navy.
  • The Battle of the Atlantic

    By August 1942 German submarines had sunk nearly 360 American ships in the Atlantic. Because of such Heavy losses, Americans began to think up new ways to fight the Germans. These new methods included convoys, radar, sonar, and depth charges.
  • The Battle of Kasserine pass

    Americans fight A German army for the first time. They did not succeed, and suffered around 7,000 casualties and lost 200 tanks.