Pacific Timeline

  • Japan invades Manchuria

    Jaoanesse controlled the Manchurian railway
  • The Soviet Union declares war on Japan and invades Manchuria

    poured more than 1 million soviet soldiers into Japanese occupied Manchuria
  • Japan invades China, initiating World War II in the Pacific

    Japan deployed 350,000 troops
  • Germany, Italy, and Japan sign the Tripartite Pact

    Axis powers are formed
  • Japan bombs Pearl Harbor

    Japan fighter planes attacked the american naval base
  • The United States declares war on Japan, entering World War II

    the united states officially entered the second world war
  • MacArthur ordered out of the Philippine

    the american ddefense of the islands collaspes
  • British and US navies halt the Japanese naval advance in the central Pacific at Midway

    the U.S. Navy turned the tables onits powerful
  • US troops halt the Japanese island-hopping advance at Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands

    japan unable to halt the island by island advance
  • Firebombing raids of Tokyo and other Japanese cities begin

    the start of the major campaign
  • Allied troops conquer Okinawa, the last island stop before the Japanese islands

    the allies were approaching japan
  • Manhattan Project launches

    The atomic heritage foundation
  • USS Indianapolis sunk

    toredoed by a japenese submarine
  • The United States drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima

    warned by some of his advisers that any attempt to japan would result in horrific casualities
  • The United States drops an atomic bomb on Nagasaki.

    Three days after the bombing of Hiroshima
  • Japan formally surrenders, ending World War II

    japan formally surrenders to the allies
  • Trinity test- Atomic Bomb

    scientists used this as a laboratory for testing bomb compontents