WWII Pacific timeline

Timeline created by Dewg
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Significance:
    Brought the U.S. into the war, but weekend their navy.
    Summary:
    The Japanese suprised attacked Pearl Harbor to prevent them from joining the war.
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  • Coral Sea

    Coral Sea
    Significance:
    Firs time a Japanese attack had been checked by the Allies.
    Summary:
    The Japanese and Allied forces traded fire for two days then both fleets left.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    Significance:
    The U.S. navy stuningly defeted the Japanese navy.
    Summary:
    The Japanese fleet planed to tap the U.S. navy but U.S. codebreakers learned their plans and the Japanese became traped.
  • Guadalcanal

    Guadalcanal
    Significance:
    U.S. stoped Japanese atempts to theaten Allied supply routes.
    Summary:
    The U.S. captured Guadacanal, then the Japanese made several failed atempts to retake it.
  • Philipine sea

    Philipine sea
    Significance:
    Japan could no longer make large scale carrier atacks.
    Summary:
    The U.S. destroyed two Jappanise aircraft carriers and forced them to retreet.
  • Philippines Campain

    Philippines Campain
    Significance:
    Ended Japanese ocupation of the Philipines.
    Summary:
    U.S. forces faught Japanese forces in the Philipines until the end of the war in August 1945
  • Leyte Gulf

    Leyte Gulf
    Significance:
    Ended the Japanese ability to use large amouts of ships.
    Summary:
    Allied forces invaded Leyte to cut Japanese supply of oil and faught of a large Japanese navy.
  • Iwo Jima

    Iwo Jima
    Significance:
    Captured part of the Japanese homeland.
    Summary:
    The U.S. invades Iwo Jima to capture three air feilds.
  • Boming of Tokyo

    Boming of Tokyo
    Significance:
    Cut city's output in half
    Summary:
    U.S. bombings of tokyo happend fequently but the bigest was operation "Meetinghouse" which killed over 100,000 people.
  • Okinawa

    Okinawa
    Significance:
    Most feirce fighting in world war two.
    Summary:
    The U.S. invades Oknawa to use it as a staging ground for a planed invation of Japan.
  • Second Battle of Guam

    Second Battle of Guam
    Significance:
    The U.S. took back its teritory.
    Sumary:
    The U.S. invades Guam, previously taken by the Japanese