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War in the Pacific. Japanese Victories. Guam and Wake Island fall to Japan The Japanese turn attention to the Philippines January 1942- Japan invades Manilia ( Philippine capital) U.S. and Filipino take up defensive position on Bataan Peninsula Japanese will take Peninsula

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japanese victories
Japanese Victories
  • Guam and Wake Island fall to Japan
    • The Japanese turn attention to the Philippines
      • January 1942- Japan invades Manilia ( Philippine capital)
    • U.S. and Filipino take up defensive position on Bataan Peninsula
    • Japanese will take Peninsula
    • Brutal treatment was used against prisoners
      • Bataan Death March
the allies strike back
The Allies Strike Back
  • U.S. wanted revenge for Pearl Harbor
  • The Japanese now had a string of victories and seemed unbeatable.
  • Under the command of Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle, Tokyo is bombed.
    • The Japanese were vulnerable after all.
  • Battle of the Coral Sea- will be victorious in preventing Japan’s Southward advance
  • What was unique about this sea battle?
battle of midway setting the stage
Battle of Midway- setting the stage
  • June 1942
  • 1500 miles from Hawaii
    • Key American airfield
  • Began as an attack by the Japanese to eliminate any remaining U.S. aircraft carriers.
    • Hoped that the attack would draw out the entire pacific fleet.
  • They Japanese strategy was to disperse their ships over a wide area and have them
  • U.S. code breakers deciphered the Japanese plans
    • They knew exactly when and where the attack would take place.
battle of midway go time
Battle of Midway- Go time

Japanese Ship- Mikuma

  • June 4th
    • American forces were hidden beyond the horizon
    • Allowed the Japanese to begin their attack on the island
      • BAM!
        • Surprise attack from the Americans to catch the Japanese fleet off-guard

American ship- Yorktown

battle of midway outcome
Battle of Midway- Outcome
  • Allied victory!
  • 322 Japanese planes destroyed
  • Sunk:
    • 4 Japanese air craft carriers- that had all been used in the Pearl Harbor attack
    • One Japanese Destroyer
      • Huge hit to Japanese Navy
  • Japan withdrew from the Battle
  • Morale high for the Allies
an allied offensive
An Allied Offensive
  • General Douglas MacArthur- commander of Allied land forces
    • Had been forced out of the Philippines when Japan seized the islands.
  • Next strategy=“island hopping” to seize islands and get closer to Japan
    • Jump from island to island taking control of the ones that were not well defended
battle of guadalcanal
Battle of Guadalcanal
  • Part of the Solomon Islands
  • Japanese were building a huge air base.

Allies wanted to attack before it was

finished.

  • They arrived and found no Japanese troops, only workers.
    • Easily took over the airfield
    • Japan quickly sent troops and the battle became brutal.
  • 6 month battle- Allies win.
victory in the pacific
Victory in the Pacific
  • The Japanese in Retreat
  • • Allies move to retake the Philippines in late 1944
  • • Battle of Leyte Gulf leaves Japanese navy badly damaged
  • • Kamikazes—Japanese pilots who fly suicide missions
  • • In March 1945, American forces capture Iwo Jima
  • • U.S. takes Okinawa in June 1945; Japan suffers huge casualties