United States War In The Pacific

  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    On this day Japan attacked the U.S. naval base in Pearl Harbor. The attacks were provoked.The event led to America fighting during World War II.
  • War Declared

    War Declared
    America declared war on Japan.Britain also declares war on Japan. Japan takes over many countries.
  • Coral Sea Battle

    Coral Sea Battle
    The Coral Sea action resulted from a Japanese amphibios operation intended to capture Port Moresby.They fought in the waters southwest of the Solomon Islands. It was the Pacific War's six fights between opposing aircraft carrier forces.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    The Japanese planned to attack the U.S. base without them knowing.The Battle of Midway was fought over and near the tiny U.S. mid-Pacific base.The U.S. however found out what the Japanese were planning and were able to ambush the Japanese fleet.
  • Battle of Guadalcanal

    Battle of Guadalcanal
    Guadacanal was expensive for both sides and both sides had heavy losses.The battle between the United States and Japan lasted for six months The campain featured two major battles between aircraft carriers.
  • Battle of Tarawa

    Battle of Tarawa
    The 18000 U.S. Soldiers were expected to easily capture the island but problems occured.After 76 hours the U.S. soldiers finally captured the island. Japan held the island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands.
  • Battle Of Leyte

    Battle Of Leyte
    The battle of Leyte involed three major naval battles. The battle was the largest air-naval battle in World War II. It as fought near the Phillipine Island of Leyte.
  • Battle Of Iwo Jlma

    Battle Of Iwo Jlma
    Iwo Jima was defended by roughly 23,00 Japanese soldiers.Iwo Jima means Sulfur Island. It was attacked by three marnie divisions.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    It was the largest ampibious landing in the pacific theater of World War II.The battle lasted 80 days. It also had the biggest casualties with over 100,00 Japanese casualties and 50,000 American Caualties.
  • Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    The atomic bomb took $2 billion dollars worth of research to create.The mushroom cloud from the bomb rose 60,000 feet into the air. The atomic bomb had never been tested.