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The Aftermath of Pearl Harbor. December 8, 1941, U.S. declares war on Japan European first philosophy, Pacific-Defensive First six months—Japan takes over Hong Kong, parts of China, various islands. Philippines-Bataan Death March. General Douglas MacArthur leads U.S. troops in Philippines

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The aftermath of pearl harbor

The Aftermath of Pearl Harbor

  • December 8, 1941, U.S. declares war on Japan

  • European first philosophy, Pacific-Defensive

  • First six months—Japan takes over Hong Kong, parts of China, various islands


Philippines bataan death march

Philippines-Bataan Death March

  • General Douglas MacArthur leads U.S. troops in Philippines

  • Ordered to leave without troops

  • MacArthur vows, “I Shall Return.”

  • 60-80 miles march, At least 16,000 Americans and Filipino’s were killed


The aftermath of pearl harbor

U.S. Rebounds in the Pacific

  • James Doolittle & Doolittle’s Raid on Japan, April 1942

  • Battle of the Coral Sea-Japanese stopped in Australia effort

View from plane of Doolittle’s Crew


Turning point pacific

Turning Point - Pacific

  • The Battle of the Midway, in June of 1942, led by Admiral Chester Nimitz

  • 4 days-U.S. uses codebreakers to learn of attack

  • Now an offensive war


Strategy island hopping

Strategy – “Island Hopping”

  • Guadalcanal “The Island of Death”

  • Japanese “The fork in the road which leads to victory for them or for us.”

  • August 1942-February 1943

  • Island Hopping successfully follows (Guam used as center hopper)


Battle of leyte gulf

Battle of Leyte Gulf

  • October 1944- Three days of battle… Japanese disaster (3 battleships, over 500 planes destroyed)

  • MacArthur “People of the Philippines, I have returned.”

  • No more Japanese Navy


Iwo jima

Iwo Jima

  • U.S. can reach Japan from Iwo Jima

  • Greatest number of casualties for U.S., most heavily defended spot on earth

  • Taken March 1945

  • Only 200 Japanese survived


Okinawa

Okinawa

  • Okinawa is worse, many Kamikaze attacks

  • June 1945, U.S. takes Island, can see Japanese fight to the death

  • 110,000 Japanese lives lost…next?


World war ii ends

World War II Ends

  • Manhattan Project – led by J. Robert Oppenheimer

  • August 6, 1945 – Atomic Bomb in Hiroshima (Little Boy)

  • August 9, 1945 – Atomic Bomb in Nagasaki (Fat Man)

  • Japan surrenders, World War II ends (officially September 2, 1945)


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