Presentation on theme: "Island-Hopping Strategy"— Presentation transcript:
1 Island-Hopping Strategy Counter-offensive after Pearl HarborU.S. NavyBypass Japanese heavily fortified areas to attack more vulnerable islandsCut of lines of communication between Japan and its basesU.S. now strategically located to bomb Japan
2 Who was involved?Douglas MacArthur – Supreme Allied Commander Pacific Southwest AreaBetween New Guinea and Solomon Islands in SouthwestAdmiral Chester W. Nimitiz – Commander-in-Chief U.S. Pacific FleetMarshal and Gilbert islands to Marianas
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