America vs. Japan during World War 2

  • Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor

    Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor
    Japan wanted to be a leading nation and America has been one. To overrule America, Japan invaded Pearl Harbor where America had their biggest Navel fleet.
  • Japan Invades The Philippines

    Japan Invades The Philippines
    Japan tries to be the main power over many countries. As a start they invade small islands and work their way towards larger countries.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    A navel battle where the Japanese tried to trick the US. into believing they where bombing right outside of Hawaii. Instead the US. hacked their radio frequencies and realized the Japanese were actually attacking the island of Midway. The battle ended with a major defeat in the Japanese Navy.
  • Island Hopping

    Island Hopping
    The start of a slow and steady process of island hopping. This process is to take over islands that the Japanese had invaded and get close enough to Japan to attack Tokyo
  • The Manhattan Project

    The Manhattan Project
    The Manhattan Project was a code name for the creation of the atomic bomb. This bomb will soon be the end off this war. The research used around $2 billion
  • US vs Japan Submarine Warfare

    US vs Japan Submarine Warfare
    In and around Manila Harbor, the US began using Submarines to take down Japanese Navel Fleets. In retaliation, the Japanese used air raids which were almost always ineffective. By using torpedoes the US was able to eliminate more ships of the Japanese Navy and take more of the islands surrounding Japan.
  • Kamikaze

    Groups of Japanese were sent on a suicide mission to attack US aircraft carriers. They flew in new planes that could travel long distances and would bomb and crash into the navel ships.
  • B-29's

    The B-29 planes fly over to japan. They take 24 planes with bombs and they attack the Nakajima Aircraft Factory.
  • Tokyo Bombing

    Tokyo Bombing
    The US take more B-29's and bomb Tokyo. 15 square miles is burned from the fire caused by the bombs.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    This is the biggest and the last battle between US and Japan. This is fought for US to created Navel Bases closer to the Japanese Island. Their were many casualties in this battle.
  • Hiroshima

    The first atomic bomb was dropped on Japan. The US sought this fit due to the number of casualties that would of occurred if there was to be an invasion. What the US didn't know was the numbers that would be effected by the radiation from this bomb.
  • Nagasaki

    This was the second atomic bombing of Japan due to Japans delayed response of surrender.
  • Japanese Surrender

    Japanese Surrender
    A formal surrender ceremony was performed in Tokyo Bay aboard the battleship USS Missouri.