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1 World War II The Pacific Theater

2 Set-up for Note taking Pearl Harbor Doolittle Raid The Philippines Battle of Midway Battle of Guadalcanal Battle of Okinawa HiroshimaNagasaki

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7 Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941 December 7, 1941 United States enters the War. United States enters the War. 2,400 Americans were killed in the attack 2,400 Americans were killed in the attack

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13 Philippines In January of 1942, the Japanese take control of the islands. In January of 1942, the Japanese take control of the islands. In 1944, the Americans returned to liberate the Philippines In 1944, the Americans returned to liberate the Philippines The fighting nearly destroyed the Japanese navy. The fighting nearly destroyed the Japanese navy.

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17 Doolittle Raid

18 Doolitle Raid The U.S. wanted revenge for Pearl Harbor The U.S. wanted revenge for Pearl Harbor Send Lieutenant Colonel James H. Doolittle to bomb Tokyo and other Japanese cities. Send Lieutenant Colonel James H. Doolittle to bomb Tokyo and other Japanese cities. Raised American morale and gave them a psychological advantage. Raised American morale and gave them a psychological advantage.

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20 Battle of Midway Admiral Chester Nimitz planned to ambush a Japanese fleet heading towards the island of Midway. Admiral Chester Nimitz planned to ambush a Japanese fleet heading towards the island of Midway. Outnumbered 4 ships to 1 and allowed the Japanese to attack first. Outnumbered 4 ships to 1 and allowed the Japanese to attack first. Attacked Japanese ships with planes stationed on them. Attacked Japanese ships with planes stationed on them. US destroys 332 Japanese planes and all their aircraft carriers. US destroys 332 Japanese planes and all their aircraft carriers. Japanese were forced to retreat. Japanese were forced to retreat.

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22 Battle of Guadalcanal Japan was building an air base on August 7, Japan was building an air base on August 7, US and Australia destroy the airbase before it could be completed US and Australia destroy the airbase before it could be completed Fight for control for over six months. Fight for control for over six months. Japan finally retreated in February of Japan finally retreated in February of 1943.

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26 Okinawa Largest amphibious invasion on Pacific Front Largest amphibious invasion on Pacific Front April 1, 1945 – September 7, 1945 April 1, 1945 – September 7, 1945 More ships, troops, supplies, bombs, and naval guns fired than any other operation in the Pacific. More ships, troops, supplies, bombs, and naval guns fired than any other operation in the Pacific. Needed to control island to attack Japan Needed to control island to attack Japan Casualties = 38,000 Americans wounded and 12,000 killed or missing Casualties = 38,000 Americans wounded and 12,000 killed or missing Over 107,000 Japanese and Okinawan conscripts killed, and perhaps 100,000 Okinawan civilians Over 107,000 Japanese and Okinawan conscripts killed, and perhaps 100,000 Okinawan civilians

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30 Hiroshima US at Japans door US at Japans door Rather than risking an invasion of Japan, the U.S. hoped to get Japan to surrender by dropping a new deadly atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Rather than risking an invasion of Japan, the U.S. hoped to get Japan to surrender by dropping a new deadly atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. On August 6, 1945, the bomb was dropped killing 73, 000 people. On August 6, 1945, the bomb was dropped killing 73, 000 people. Hundreds of thousands more would die of radiation Hundreds of thousands more would die of radiation

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37 Nagasaki August 9, 1945 the Unites States dropped another atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki. August 9, 1945 the Unites States dropped another atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki. Over 40, 000 people died in this attack Over 40, 000 people died in this attack

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