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Objectives: Examine the Progression of the war in the Pacific. Do Now: What territories were part of Japanese imperial claims prior to Dec. 7 th 1941. War in the Pacific. Japanese are in dire need of resources, especially metal, oil and rubber.

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objectives examine the progression of the war in the pacific

Objectives: Examine the Progression of the war in the Pacific

Do Now: What territories were part of Japanese imperial claims prior to Dec. 7th 1941

japanese aggression
Japanese are in dire need of resources, especially metal, oil and rubber.

United States and Allies cut off trade due to expansion in Asia

Japanese decide that the only way to expand without America impeding is by destroying the American Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor so the do

Japanese Aggression
more aggression
Pearl Harbor Bombed Dec 7th

Philippines (Clark Field) bombed on the same day

Dec 8th- Wake Island

Dec 10th- Guam

By March—Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaya, much of Burma and the Dutch East Indies

More Aggression
the bataan death march
The Bataan Death March
  • The Japanese took the Bataan Peninsula and Corregidor (Philippines) in April and May of 1942
  • The Americans had taken shelter in caves while Japanese bombed the island for months. Eventually they ran short on food and ammo and surrendered
  • Already starving and thirsty, the 76000 prisoners were forced to march 60 miles in excruciating heat and were often denied water and food.
  • They were frequently beaten and executed along the 6-12 day march to the RR.
  • 10000 died on the march and another 15000 died in the prison camps
carrier domination
Carrier Domination
  • America attacks Japan in the Coral Sea
    • Destroys half of Japanese planes
      • Stopped further Japanese movement
  • Midway– The turning point
    • Surprise advantage do to decrypting JN-25
    • “AF (midway) short of water”
    • 3 of 4 Japanese carriers sunk
guadalcanal
Japanese were building an airbase to attack from

11000 US troops sent to the island to take it.

First jungle warfare experience

US Ships blockade supplies

Japanese defeated

Guadalcanal
philippines and leyte gulf
160000 troops head ashore

Japanese send every remaining ship to attack the US fleet off the coast

Kamikazes are employed to sink American ships

Tremendous bloodshed– 80000 Japanese dead—100000 Filipino civilians dead

Philippines and Leyte Gulf
iwo jima
Tiny volcanic island of Iwo Jima had a network of caves and tunnels.

For 74 days more than 20000 American bombs rained down across the island

Americans then stormed the beaches meeting tremendous resistance.

Nearly a month to secure the island

25000 American casualties

27 Medals of Honor

Iwo Jima
okinawa
Just as bloody as Iwo Jima

Japanese pledge to fight to death.

1300 warships and 180000 combat troops invaded the island

Japanese kamikaze and banzai attacks against Americans

50000 American causalities

Only 7200 of 100000 Japanese surrendered

MASS SUICIDES– Letters…

Okinawa
how should we end the war
How Should We End the War?
  • Invade Japan
  • Naval Blockade with Conventional Bombing
  • Demonstrate Atomic Bomb on Deserted Island
  • Lessen our demands to get Japan to surrender