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Warm up. No warm-up. The Pacific War. Japanese Controlled Pacific. Island Hopping. The U.S. Strategy of taking one Japanese controlled Island and then hopping to the next Japanese controlled Island This strategy, although effective, cost many the lives of many American soldiers.

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Warm up

Warm up

  • No warm-up


The pacific war

The Pacific War


Japanese controlled pacific

Japanese Controlled Pacific


Island hopping

Island Hopping

  • The U.S. Strategy of taking one Japanese controlled Island and then hopping to the next Japanese controlled Island

  • This strategy, although effective, cost many the lives of many American soldiers.

  • The Japanese were not willing to surrender after Germany and Italy surrendered on May 8, 1944


The pacific theater

The Pacific Theater

  • Japan captured the Philippines in May 1942; took 76,000 Filipino and American prisoners on Bataan Death March; 10,000 died or were executed on the march and 15,000 died later in POW camps

  • China joined Allies but were quickly defeated

  • Battle of Coral Sea (May 1942) was a draw but kept Japanese from invading Australia


Iwo jima and okinawa

Iwo Jima and Okinawa

  • Both islands in the Pacific off of the Japanese coast

  • The fight for Iwo Jima began on February 19, 1945 and ended on March 16, 1945

    • 6,800 deaths total (6,000 Marines)

  • The Fight for Okinawa began on April 1, 1945 and did not end until June 21, 1945

    • 12,250 deaths total (3,340 Marines)


The japanese loss s

The Japanese Loss’s

  • The Japanese lost over 109,000 men on Okinawa alone

  • 3,500 of those deaths were Kamikaze deaths

  • It was reported that rather than surrender on Okinawa, hundreds of soldiers and civilians threw themselves from cliffs to their deaths.


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