United States War in Pacific

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    United States War

  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    Japenese launched a surprise air attack on the u.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Sunday mornings were a time of leisure for many U.S. military personal at Pearl Harbor. Japan attacked the U.S. because they wanted to continue to expand in Asia but the U.S. got in their way. Japan got tired of negotiations with the U.S.
  • Declaring War

    Declaring War
    The United States and Great Britain declare war on Japan. Japanese land near Singapore and enter Thailand. The one battleship lost, 1,500 killed in Hawaii.
  • China Declares War

    China Declares War
    China declares war on Japan. China resisted that undeclared war without technically announcing the existence of a state of war until December 9, 1941, when the text of declaration was issued by Lin Sen, President of the Chinese Republic.
  • Japan Invades Again

    Japan Invades Again
    Japanese invade the Phillippines and also seize Guam. The Empire of Japan occupied the Commonwealth of the Phillippines during World War ll.
  • Japanese invades Burma

    Japanese invades Burma
    Nazi Germany and Italy declare war on the United States. Congress responds by declaring war on those two nations.
  • War

    The American policy of preventive internment is launched with the confinemen of nearly 600 Japanese and 200 German soldiers.
  • First Japanese Ship Sunk

    First Japanese Ship Sunk
    First Japanese merchant ship sunk by a U.S. submarine.
  • Japanese invade British Borneo.

    Japanese invade British Borneo.
    Japanese invade British Borneo. Japanese troops land on Borneo in Southeast Asia.
  • Atomic Bombings

    Atomic Bombings
    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