World War II in the Pacific. Lsn 18: Pacific and Beginnings of the Cold War. The Pacific Theater. Principles of War. Objective Offensive Mass Economy of force Maneuver Unity of command Security Surprise Simplicity. Pacific Theater and Selected Principles of War. Maneuver
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Lsn 18: Pacific and Beginnings of the Cold War
USS Enterprise aircraft carrier
In May 1940, the main part of the US fleet was transferred to Pearl Harbor from the west coast
Douglas MacArthur in his headquarters tunnel at Corregidorin March 1942
Admiral Chester Nimitz, Commander in Chief Pacific and Pacific Ocean Areas
Admiral Ernest King
Chester Nimitz, Commander in Chief Pacific and Pacific Ocean Areas andWilliam Halsey, Commander, South Pacific Area and South Pacific Force
Escort carrier St. Lo sunk by kamikaze attack
Walter Krueger, commander of Sixth Army
Raising the flag on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima
Operation Cornet, the plan to take Tokyo
J. Robert Oppenheimer and General Leslie Groves at the Trinity Site soon after the test
Captain Paul Tibbets piloted the plane that dropped the bomb on Hiroshima
Japan surrenders Sept 2, 1945 aboard the USS Missouri
15 megaton thermonuclear device test on Bikini Atoll in 1954
The US considered, but did not use, atomic bombs in support of the French at Dien Bien Phu in 1954
Woman's Day, Oct 1950.
The picture asks, "What more needs to be said about a woman's day?"