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United States War in the Pacific

  • 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.
  • Executive Order No.9066

    Executive Order No.9066
    Reperesentatives from the western atates forced Congress and President Franklin D. Roosevelt to have Japanese Americas removed form the west coast.When the Department of Justice objected, President Roosevelt issued Executive Order No. 9066 and directed the U.S. to move Japanese Americans to interment camps.
  • U.S. Langley Sunk

    U.S. Langley Sunk
    Langley was the U.S. Navy's first aircraft carrier. it was launched on 1912 as the coal transport ship.This ship was the Navy's first electrically propelled ship,capable of 15 knots.On February 27,1942,Langley was sunk by Japenese warplanes.
  • Battle For Cental Burma

    Battle For Cental Burma
    The Army in Burma was isolated from its main base in India and dependent for supplies on the stocks built up by General Huttom in the Mandalay area. The Allies knew the duration of their control of central and upper Burma would be determined only by the size of the force against them. In the end the Japanese take over Central Burma.
  • Battle of Guadalcanal

    Battle of Guadalcanal
    Guadalcanal is an air base that was important to control the sea lines of communication between the U.S. and Australia. Guadalcanal is part of the Solomon Islands which lie north-eastern approaches of Austrlia.The landing at Guadalcanal was unopposed.
  • Battle of Saipan

    Battle of Saipan
    The Battle of Saipan ws fought on the island of Saipan in the Mariana Islands. Americans wanted Saipan to build runways big enough for its B29 Superfortress bombers to reach mainland Japan and return to their base in Saipan. Japan prepared to defend the island to the death.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    The United States Armed Forces fought for and captures the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Empire.The U.S. wanted it because Iwo Jima has three airfields. They could use the fields for staging area attacks on the Japanese main islands.The balle of Iwo Jima wasn't over until March 26,1945.
  • Enola Gray Milestone

    Enola Gray Milestone
    The Enola Gay is a Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber. Its name came from Enola Gay Tibbets, the mother of the pilot. Colonel Paul Tibbets was the pilot.
  • Atomic Bombing on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Atomic Bombing on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    The United States used a massive,atomic weapon against Hiroshima. THe atomic bomb was equivalent to 20,000 tons of TNT. It flattened the city, killing tens of thousands of civilians. Three days later, the United States struck again, but this time on Nagasaki.
  • MacArthur Milestone

    MacArthur Milestone
    After the defeat of Japan in World War II, the U.S. led the Allies in the occupation and rehabilitaion of the Japanese state.General Douglas MacAthur took charge of the Supreme Command of Allied Powers and began the work of rebuilding Japan in 1945. After MacArthur handed over poewer to the Japanese government in1949, but remained in Japan until relieved by president Harry S. Truman on April 11, 1951.