WWII Timeline-Pacific

  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Japan unprovoked attack of U.S.
  • U.S. declares war on Japan

    U.S. declares war on Japan
    FDR makes speech to congress “...a date that will live in infamy”
  • Doolittle Raid

    Doolittle Raid
    American bombs fall in Japan for first time
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    Turning point in war with Japan
  • MacArthur Returns to Philippines

    MacArthur Returns to Philippines
    Famous speech “I have returned”
  • Iwo Jima

    Iwo Jima
    Island captured by US. Marines raise flag
  • Atomic bomb dropped

    Atomic bomb dropped
    Over 120,000 died at Hiroshima
  • V-J-Day

    WWII ends in Japan