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The War in the Pacific. 1941-1945. 1941. Dec. 7: Japanese attack Pearl Harbor Dec. 8: US declares war on Japan Japan invades Philippines and then seizes: Guam Burma Hong Kong. 1942. Japanese complete takeover of Philippines Gen. MacArthur: “I shall return.” 76,000 troops captured

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1941
  • Dec. 7: Japanese attack Pearl Harbor
  • Dec. 8: US declares war on Japan
  • Japan invades Philippines and then seizes:
    • Guam
    • Burma
    • Hong Kong
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1942
  • Japanese complete takeover of Philippines
    • Gen. MacArthur: “I shall return.”
    • 76,000 troops captured
    • Baatan Death March
    • 5,000 Americans die
  • 40% of US POWs captured by Japanese die, as opposed to 1.2% in Europe
  • Japanese-Americans in six states ordered to internment camps
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Critical Thinking
  • Why were US POW deaths so much greater in the Pacific than in Europe?
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1942
  • April: US air raid on Tokyo
  • May: Battle of the Coral Sea
    • First Japanese defeat
    • Air combat from carriers
  • June: Battle of Midway
    • Decisive US naval victory
  • Japan seizes Attu & Kiska in Aleutian islands
  • Aug.: US troops land at Guadalcanal
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1943
  • Feb.: US defeat Japanese at Guadalcanal
  • “Island Hopping”
    • US invade Solomon Islands, then Gilbert Islands, moving ever closer to Japan
  • US recaptures Aleutians
  • Emperor Hirohito announces Japanese situation is “truly grave”
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Critical Thinking
  • Why did the US follow the “island hopping” strategy rather than attack Japan directly?
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1944
  • US starts to capture Marshall Islands
  • US invades Saipan
  • US begins sustained bombing campaign in Japan
  • Recapture of Guam
  • Americans begin recapture of Philippines
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1945
  • Iwo Jima
  • Okinawa
  • Aug. 6: Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima
  • Aug. 9: 2nd atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki
  • Aug. 14: Japanese surrender
  • Sep. 2: Formal surrender (V-J Day)
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Critical Thinking
  • Why do you think Japan did not surrender earlier?
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