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The Pacific

  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Japan launched a surprise attack on the United States Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. The attack severely damaged the American fleet. The United States declared war on Japan for the attack, then Germany declared war on America, we then declared war on Germany.
  • Douglas MacArthur

    Douglas MacArthur
    General of the Army Douglas MacArthur was an American general and field marshal of the Philippine Army who was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War II. He received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines Campaign.
  • Executive Order 9066

    Executive Order 9066
    United States Executive Order 9066 was a United States presidential executive order signed and issued during World War II by the United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942. The order authorized the Secretary of War and U.S. armed forces commanders to declare areas of the United States as military areas and any or all persons may be excluded. It wasnt said to be against a certain nationality but was targeted mainly at Japanese and Koreans.
  • The Doolittle Raid

    The Doolittle Raid
    The Doolittle Raid, on 18 April 1942, was the first air raid by the United States to strike the Japanese home Islands during WWII. The raid was planned and led by Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle.
  • The Battle of MIdway

    The Battle of MIdway
    The Pacific War all changed with the American naval victory in the Battle of Midway in June of 1942. The United States Navy defeated an Imperial Japanese fleet by Navy attack against Midway Atoll. The Japanese fleet sustained heavy losses. Military historian John Keegan called it "the most stunning and decisive blow in the history of naval warfare."
  • Saipan

    The Battle of Saipan was a battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, fought on the island of Saipan in the Mariana Islands from 15 June – 9 July 1944. The U.S. 2nd Marine Division, 4th Marine Division, and 27th Infantry Division, commanded by Lieutenant General Holland Smith, defeated the 43rd Division of the Imperial Japanese Army.
  • Iwo Jima

    Iwo Jima
    The Battle of Iwo Jima, or Operation Detachment, 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 Imperial Japanese Army positions on the island were heavily fortified, with a network of bunkers, hidden artillery positions, and underground tunnels.The Americans on the ground were aided by extensive naval artillery and the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.
  • The Atomic Bomb

    The Atomic Bomb
    The atomic bombings of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan were conducted by the United States during the final stages of World War II in 1945. The two events are the only use of nuclear weapons in war to date. the United States called for a surrender of Japan in the Potsdam Declaration on 26 July 1945. We threatened Japan with utter desruction if they didnt surrender. The Japanese government ignored this threat, and the United States deployed two nuclear weapons.
  • Enola Gray

    Enola Gray
    The Enola Gay is a Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber, named for Enola Gay Tibbets, the mother of the pilot, Colonel Paul Tibbets, who chose the aircraft while it was still on the assembly line. On 6 August 1945, during the final stages of World War II, it became the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb.
  • Japan Surrenders

    Japan Surrenders
    After Japan agreed to surrender on August 14, 1945, American forces began to occupy Japan. Japan surrendered to the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union on September 2, 1945.