WW2 events: Pacific July.26,1941 - Dec.11,1945

  • Roosevelt freezes Japanese assets in USA and suspends relations with Japan

    Roosevelt freezes Japanese assets in USA and suspends relations with Japan
    Roosevelt freezes Japanese assets in USA and suspends relations with Japan. Oil embargo was announced against aggressor countries. This brings all financial and import and export trade with Japanese involved under the control of the government. And Japan loses majority of it's imported oil
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  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    Japan makes a surprise attack on the American naval base at Pearl Harbour in Hawaii declaring war on Britian and the United States
  • United States Delcares War

    United States Delcares War
    Under the Roosevelt administration, the United States delcares war against Japan. This was a response to the attack on Pearl Harbour.
  • Italy and Germany Declare War on the United States

    Italy and Germany Declare War on the United States
    Germany was obliged to join with Italy to defend its ally Japan after the USA declared war on Japan. Hitler, knew that Germany was under no obligation to do this under the terms of the Tripartite Pact, which promised help if Japan was attacked, but not if Japan was the aggressor but did so anyway.
  • Britain Surrenders Hong Kong to Japan

    Britain Surrenders Hong Kong to Japan
    It was a result of one of the first battles of the Pacific campaign of World War II. The Empire of Japan invaded British Hong Kong and met the stiff resistance of Britain. In less than a week the defenders abandoned the mainland, and less than two weeks later, Britain surrenderd Hong Kong
  • Japan Invades Singapore

    Japan Invades Singapore
    The Battle of Singapore was fought in the Asian theatre of WW2 when the Empire of Japan invaded the Allied stronghold of Singapore. Singapore was the major British military base in South-East Asia.It was considered Britain’s worst defeat in World War Two.The Japanese invaded because they needed resources during the war as Japan was cut off from resources from the countries that did not support Japan.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk_Lm1n9F10
    It was the most important naval battle of the Pacific Campaign of World War II.Lasted between 4 and 7 June 1942, the United States Navy defeated an Imperial Japanese Navy in an attack inMidway Atoll, inflicting HUGE damage on the Japanese fleet. Following defeat the Japanese offensive in the Pacific was derailed and their plans to advance postponed. The balance of sea power in the Pacific shifted from the Japan to an equity between America and Japan
  • US Marines land in Guadalcanal

    US Marines land in Guadalcanal
    <a href='' >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FXP16oykv8 </a>
    Took place when the US Marines landed on August 1st. The landing at Guadalcanal was unopposed - but it took the Americans six months to defeat the Japanese in a battle of attrition. If the Japanese captured Guadalcan, they could cut off the sea route between Australia and America. If the Americans controlled the island, they could protect Australia from Japanese invasion and they could also protect the Allied build--up in Australia.
  • Operation Torch

    Operation Torch
    <a href='' >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW-ZZ1xw0dE</a> US invasion of North Africa
  • Allied Gains in the Pacific Continue

    The goal was to gain military bases and secure the many small islands in the Pacific. The US troops targeted the islands that were not as strongly defended by the Japanese. They took control of those islands, and quickly constructed landing strips and small military bases. Then they proceeded to attack other islands from the bases they had established. Slowly the US army moved closer to Japan, taking control of many of the surrounding islands.
  • Allies invade Philippines

    Allies invade Philippines
    Japan occupied the Philippines for over three years, until the surrender of Japan. A highly effective guerilla campaign by Philippine resistance forces controlled most of the islands, MacArthur supplied them by submarine, and sent reinforcements and officers. Filipinos remained loyal to the United States, partly because of the American guarantee of independence, and also because the Japanese had pressed large numbers of Filipinos into work details
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    US forces capture the Marshall Islands. British forces make advances in Burma

    American forces invaded and took control of the Marshall Islands, long occupied by the Japanese and used them as a base for military operations.
  • Japanese begin last offense in China

    capturing further territory in the south to add to the acquisitions made in central and northern areas following the invasion of 1938. However, their control was limited to the major cities and lines of communication, and resistance - often led by the Communists - was widespread.
  • US forces invade Saipan

    U.S. Marines stormed the island of Saipan, with a goal of gaining a crucial air base. Facing the Japanese resistance, Americans "poured" from their landing crafts and battled to force the Japanese army to retreat north.When the U.S. finally trapped the Japanese in the northern part of the island, Japanese soldiers charged in massive number but still failed. On July 9, the U.S. flag was raised in victory over Saipan.
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    US forces recapture the Marina Islands

    the southernmost of the Marianas chain, was recaptured from the Japanese by the US forces. The Japanese took it from the Americans during the first days of the war.
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    Japanese Navy suffers critical loss

    generally considered to be the largest naval battle of World War II. The Japanese Navy suffered its greatest loss ever. Its failure meant the loss of the Philippines, which in turn meant Japan would be cut off from its occupied territories in Southeast Asia. These territories provided resources for Japan, in particular the oil needed for its ships and aircraft, and this problem happened because the shipyards, and sources of manufactured goods such as ammunition, were in Japan itself.
  • US forces invade the island of Iowa Jima

    the United States Armed Forces fought for and captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Empire. The goal was to capture the entire island, including its three airfields, to provide a staging area for attacks on the Japanese main islands.
  • US and Filipino forces take Manila

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toFIoaKMT5g
    With the support and intelligence data from Filipino Guerrilla groups, the Allied forces advanced quickly as they knew the best routes and which bridges were still intact, and which parts of the river were shallow enough to cross on route to Manila. The US forces lost about a thousand men, while the Japanese lost 12,000 soldiers.
  • US forces invade Okinawa

    The battle resulted in the highest number of casualties in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Japan lost over 100,000 soldiers, who were either killed, captured or committed suicide, and the Allies suffered more than 65,000 casualties of all kinds. Simultaneously, tens of thousands of local civilians were killed, wounded, or committed suicide. The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki caused Japan to surrender just weeks after the end of the fighting at Okinawa.
  • Little Boy Strikes Hiroshima

    Little Boy Strikes Hiroshima
    <a href='' >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB-atl3YBSQ</a>20 kiloton bomb kills 80,000
    "Little Boy" was the codename for the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 by the United States Army Air Forces.Hiroshima was bombed because The size and the shape of the city was suited to the destructive power of the A-bombs. Plus Hiroshima had a high concentration of troops, military facilitie
  • Russia Declares War on Japan

    Russia Declares War on Japan
    Soviet Union officially declared war on Japan, pouring more than 1 million Soviet soldiers into Japanese-occupied Manchuria to take on the 700,000-strong Japanese army. Japan had not been too worried about the Soviet Union, so busy with the Germans on the Eastern front. The Japanese army believed that they would not have to engage a Soviet attack until spring 1946. But the Soviets surprised them with their invasion of Manchuria.
  • Nagasaki Devastated by Fat Man

    Nagasaki Devastated by Fat Man
    <a href='' >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B5CYlizb9c </a>
    22 kiloton bomb killsd 70,000 people in Nagasaki.
    The United States dropped its second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, three days after the bombing of Hiroshima. The city was devastated by this new type of weapon. The US attacked Japan so visciously in an attempt to make them surrender.
  • VJ Day - Emperor of Japan Surrenders

    After the Hiroshima attack, the USSR declared war against Japan and a second U.S. atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese coastal city of Nagasaki all in a matter or days. The Japanese navy and air force were destroyed. The Allied naval blockade of Japan and intensive bombing of Japanese cities had left the country and its economy devastated. Japan formally surrenders to the Allies, bringing an end to World War II.