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Major Events Of WWII In The Pacific

  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; also attack the Philippines, Wake Island, Guam, Malaya, Thailand, Shanghai and Midway.
  • Declaring War

    Declaring War
    U.S. and Britain declare war on Japan.
  • China

    China declares war on Japan.
  • Hong Kong

    Hong Kong
    British surrender at Hong Kong
  • Manila

    Japanese bomb Manila
  • Manila Captured

    Manila Captured
    Manila and U.S. Naval base at Cavite captured by the Japanese
  • Nuclear Chain Reaction

    Nuclear Chain Reaction
    Enrico Fermi conducts the world's first nuclear chain reaction test at the University of Chicago
  • Guadalcanal

    Emperor Hirohito of Japan gives permission to his troops to withdraw from Guadalcanal after five months of bloody fighting
  • Bismarck Sea

    Bismarck Sea
    U.S. victory over Japanese in the Battle of Bismarck Sea.
    March 2-4
  • Sub Warfare

    Sub Warfare
    U.S. began submarine warfare against Japanese shipping
  • Last Offensive in China

    Last Offensive in China
    Japanese begin their last offensive in China, attacking U.S. air bases in eastern China
  • Bomb Prep

    Bomb Prep
    The U.S. Army Air Force begins preparations for dropping the Atomic Bomb
  • Tokyo Flames

    Tokyo Flames
    15sq miles of Tokyo erupts in flames after it is fire bombed by 279 B-29s
  • President Roosevelt

    President Roosevelt
    President Roosevelt dies, succeeded by Harry S. Truman.
  • Bomber Raids

    Bomber Raids
    1,000 bomber raids against Japan begin.
  • Japanese Home Islands

    Japanese Home Islands
    The first U.S. Naval bombardment of Japanese home islands.
  • Bomb Testing

    Bomb Testing
    First Atomic Bomb is successfully tested in the U.S.
  • First Atomic Bomb

    First Atomic Bomb
    First Atomic Bomb dropped on Hiroshima from a B-29
  • Second Bomb

    Second Bomb
    Second Atomic Bomb is dropped on Nagasaki.
    Hirohito and Japanese Prime Minister Suzuki then decide to seek peace with the the U.S and Britain.
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    Formal Japanese surrender ceremony on board the MISSOURI in Tokyo Bay as 1,000 carrier-based planes fly overhead; President Truman declares VJ Day
  • United Nations

    United Nations
    The United Nations is born