Pacific Front

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  • US enters the Battle of the Atlantic

    US enters the Battle of the Atlantic
    The German's knew that the Atlantic Ocean was a very importing shipping route for the allies (Britain and Russia), So they needed to control and fight for the Atlantic. fighting in the Atlantic started in 1939, but the US eventually recovered from the Japan attacks, and entered the battle in late 1941.
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    Pacific battles of WWII

  • USS Reuben James

    USS Reuben James
    German U-boat torpedoes the USS Reuben James, and this was the first US warship sunk in WW2
  • Japan Attacks

    Japan Attacks
    The japanese, under the control of Hideki Tojo have been planning an attack on Pearl Harbor for months. And on December 7th 1941, the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor on the coast of Hawaii. Japanese destroyed almost everything, sank or damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, 188 U.S. aircraft were destroyed, and 2,402 Americans were killed. This event was known for the attack that brought the US into war,. These attacks went on for two weeks, and was a very tragic event for US history.
  • America retaliates

    America retaliates
    A few days after the US's isolationism from the war in Europe, they declare war on Japan.
  • Axis declare war.

    Axis declare war.
    Three days after The US congress declared war against Japan, Italy and Germany both declared war on the United States. Declaring war with the US, is often known as the biggest mistake he has ever made.
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    A target for the Japanese was the American-Held Philippines, the general at that time was General Douglas MacArthur. It was held by some American soldiers and a few poorly unequiped Filipino troops, which basically marked them for death. After the Americans surrendered, On April 9 1942, The Japanese forced 70,000 prisoners to march up the Bataan Peninsula, with lack of food, water, and a lot of violence and brutalltiy from the Japanese soldiers. 600 American, and 10,000 filipino soldiers died.
  • Battle of the Coral Sea.

    Battle of the Coral Sea.
    The Coral Sea was a body of water off the North-East coast of Australia. The Battle of the Coral Sea, was a major naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II between the Imperial Japanese Navy and naval and air forces from the United States and Australia. The battle was the first action in which aircraft carriers engaged each other. This battle hurt both Americans and Japanese, but hurt Americans a bit more.
  • Battle Of Midway

    Battle Of Midway
    A month after the battle of the Coral Sea, the Americans and Japanese again fought at the Island of Midway. The Japanese planned to make a secret plan to attack the island, and capture it, the American Military base there. The Japanese wanted to lure the American fleet into battle where they would be destroyed. But the Americans found and cracked the Japanese code, and found out when the Japanese will attack, and where. The allies won a great victory over the Japanese.
  • Guadalcanal Campaign

    Guadalcanal Campaign
    The Guadalcanal Campaign, also known as the Battle of Guadalcanal as a military campaign fought between 7 August 1942 and 9 February 1943 on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific theatre of World War II. It was the first major offensive by Allied forces against the Japanese Empire.
  • The US join The Battle!

    The US join The Battle!
    on November 8 1942, The US (led by Dwight D. Eishenhower and British forces land in North Africa, And Allies continue to fight for North Africa against the Axis, and the allies eventually trap, and defeat Erwin Rommel's army.
  • Attacks on Italy

    Attacks on Italy
    Right after the defeat for North Africa, the allies wanted to push into the Axis territory, and entered Sicily, Italy in 1943. Italy seemed to resist the attacks for a while, and at the end of that month,
  • Italy surrenders

    Italy surrenders
    As the US and allied defense against the German U-Boats became stronger, the allies finally defeated the Axis for the Atlantic.
  • Victory of Sicily.

    Victory of Sicily.
    The Italian government forced Mussolini from power, and the Allies eventually took control of the Island in September 1943. The attacks were slowed down by the German resistance.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima.

    Battle of Iwo Jima.
    Te Battle of Iwo Jima, was a major battle in which the United States Armed Forces fought for and captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Empire. The American invasion had the goal of capturing the entire island, including its three airfields, to provide a staging area for attacks on the Japanese main islands.This five-week battle was one of the fiercest and bloodiest battles fought in the Pacific in World War 2.
  • Battle Of Okinawa

    Battle Of Okinawa
    The Battle of Okinawa, codenamed Operation Iceberg, Ws fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa and was the largest ssault in the Pacific War of World War II. The reason the Americans went from Island to Island was part of the Island hopping plan, to get closer and closer to Japan, instead of attacking them all at once. This island was barely 300 miles from the Japanese coast. This battle lasted 82 days.
  • The Atomic Bomb.

    The Atomic Bomb.
    After the two previoud battles fought by the Americans (Iwo Jima and Okinawa), Harry S. Truman couldn't afford to lose that many soldiers again, so he was faced with a very difficult decision, and it was wether or not to use the atomic bomb. And on August 6th 1945, the Americans drop nuclear bomb "little boy" On the city of Heroshima which killed over 70,00 people, and vaporized the entire city.
  • The war ends

    The war ends
    After the atomic bomb of Herishima, the Japanese still did not give up war, so on the 9th of August 1945, Americans droped Atomic bomb "fat Man" On the City of Nagaski, which killed almost 75,000 people, On August 15, six days after the bombing of Nagasaki, Japan announced its surrender to the Allies, signing the Instrument of Surrender on September 2, officially ending World War II.