WW2 Project

  • Tripartite Act

    Tripartite Act
    In 1940 Japan signed the Tripartite Pact with Germany and Italy. This provided a mutual assistance between them.
  • Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps

    Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps
    In 1941 Congresswoman Edith Nourse Rogers established the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps which allowed more women to get involved in the Armed Forces.
  • New Japanese Prime Minister

    New Japanese Prime Minister
    In 1941 General Hideki Tojo became the Japanese prime minister. He focused on military expansion but sought to keep the United States neutral.
  • US Army Forces Struggle In Asia

    US Army Forces Struggle In Asia
    In December of 1941, General Douglas MacArthur, commander of United States Army forces in Asia, struggled to hold the U.S. positions in the Philippines with little support.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    Japan attacked the US Naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
  • US Declares War

    US Declares War
    A day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, The United States declares war on Japan.
  • War Production Board

    War Production Board
    In January of 1942 the United States Government set up the War Production Board.
  • U.S. Gets a Renewed Sense of Confidence

    U.S. Gets a Renewed Sense of Confidence
    The Battle of Coral Sea and the Doolittle Raid gave the United States a renewed sense of confidence.
  • Japanese Troops Relocate

    Japanese Troops Relocate
    In May of 1942, The Japanese moved to take Port Moresby in New Guinea. From that position they could threaten Australia and protect their military base in Rabaul.
  • U.S. And Japanese Navy Engage

    U.S. And Japanese Navy Engage
    On May 7 and 8, In the middle of the Pacific storm, Japanese and U.S. aircraft carriers engage in battle. This was the first sea fight in which enemy warships never sighted each other.