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Total War in the Pacific


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Admiral Chester Nimitz
admiral of the US Marines.
Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku
Japanese Marshal Admiral for the Japanese Navy during World War II . -Lauren
Battle Of The Coral Sea
A battle from May 4-8, 1942, in which U.S. naval forces successfully protected the Allied base at Port Moresby, New Guinea, the last Allied outpost standing between the Japanese onslaught and Australia. The battle, w…
ULTRA
system that Nimitz uses to read Japanese plans of attack on Midway.
Battle of Midway
U.S. naval victory over the Japanese fleet in June 1942, in which the Japanese lost four of their best aircraft carriers. It marked a turning point in the Pacific theater of World War II.
Battle Of Guadalcanal
A campaign from August 1942 to February 1943 in which U.S. Marines fought brutal battles to expel Japanese forces from the Solomon Islands, a strategically important island chain in the South Pacific near Australia.
General Harukichi Hyakutake
forces the Japanese fleet to withdraw from the island as a form of strategy. Began island hopping.
Island hopping
WWII strategy of conquering only certain Pacific islands that were important to the Allied advance toward Japan
Mariana Islands
islands that Nimitz and McArthur take in order to advance through to Japan.
B-29
American bomber that could fly thousands of miles. Used to bomb the Japanese.
Great Asia Conference of 1943
heads of Asian countries come together. Japan declares that all East Asia would cooperate, respect, and exchange cultures. Promises to get rid of racism. Allowed Japan to abuse the resources in these countries.
The Burma-Thailand railroad
Japanese use enslavement for resource production and exhaust Burma/Thailand to build their railroad. 1/2 die from exhaustion.
Comfort Women
sex slavery of Korean women to serve for the pleasure of Japanese men. Mostly Korean girls.
Ishii Shiro
leader Unit 731 of the medical experiments carried out by the Japanese.
Unit 731
covert biological and chemical warfare research and development unit of the Imperial Japanese Army that undertook lethal human experimentation
Bataan Death March
Sick and malnourished American soldiers were forced to march 55 miles, put on a train that took them inland and forced to march 8 more miles to prison camps. Their Japanese captors showed no m…
General Homma Masaharu
Japanese army general who played role in Bataan Death March.
battle of saipan
This was a decisive battle in the Pacific war. Using the newly developed b-29 bombers, Tokyo was within bombing range of Saipan, so when the island was taken, it was all downhill for the Japanese, and they knew it.
Doolittle Raid
A mission designed as a direct retaliation to Pearl Harbor that bombed the heart of Tokyo.
Pearl Harbor
military base settled by US in Hawaii
Japanese militarism
Japanese become very aggressive in Manchuria and China
Okinawa
The fighting on this islands was even more intense than on Iwo Jima. 263 Allied ships were sunk or damaged, but ultimately it was taken as an Allied victory.
The Manhattan Project
Code name for project to develop the Atomic Bomb
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
cities in which the United States dropped bombs on Aug 6 and 9, 1945
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