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2 World War II Pacific Theater July 1942-August 1945

3 Nimitz Ghormley US Division of Command and Initial Offensive Plan Task 1 – Navy Command Task 2 – Army Command Task 3 – Army Command MacArthur

4 A U S T R A L I A MARIANA ISLANDS GUAM TINIAN SAIPAN IWO JIMA WAKE ISLAND MARSHALL ISLANDS GILBERT ISLANDS KWAJALEIN TARAWA MAKIN ENIWETOK CAROLINE ISLANDS TRUK PALAU ISLANDS ULITHI YAP PHILIPPINE ISLANDS LUZON LEYTE MINDANAO Rabaul NEW BRITAIN BOUGAINVILLE SOLOMON ISLANDS GUADALCANAL Buna Port Moresby Salamaua Lae CHOISEUL SANTA ISABEL NEW GEORGIA ADMIRALTY IS. SAVO SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS SAN CRITOBAL Hollandia BIAK FORMOSA OKINAWA MIDWAY PELELIU Enterprise 6 Hornet 8 Wasp 7 Saratoga 3 US Carriers REFIT 8 DAMAGED SUNK Shokaku Zuikaku Japanese Carriers Junyo DAMAGED Hiyo ‘Medium’ Carriers S Z H J Mechanical US Ground Forces (Solomons) Ghormley US Ground Forces (New Guinea) MacArthur Nimitz Halsey

5 A U S T R A L I A MARIANA ISLANDS GUAM TINIAN SAIPAN IWO JIMA WAKE ISLAND MARSHALL ISLANDS GILBERT ISLANDS KWAJALEIN TARAWA MAKIN ENIWETOK CAROLINE ISLANDS TRUK PALAU ISLANDS ULITHI YAP PHILIPPINE ISLANDS LUZON LEYTE MINDANAO Rabaul NEW BRITAIN BOUGAINVILLE SOLOMON ISLANDS GUADALCANAL Buna Port Moresby Salamaua Lae CHOISEUL SANTA ISABEL NEW GEORGIA ADMIRALTY IS. SAVO SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS SAN CRITOBAL Hollandia BIAK FORMOSA OKINAWA MIDWAY PELELIU Enterprise 6 Saratoga 3 US Carriers DAMAGED Shokaku Zuikaku Japanese Carriers Junyo DAMAGED Hiyo ‘Medium’ Carriers Mechanical US Ground Forces SUNK 7 8 Z S J H 6 Aircraft Losses OVERHAUL 6 Nimitz Halsey MacArthur

6 A U S T R A L I A MARIANA ISLANDS GUAM TINIAN SAIPAN IWO JIMA WAKE ISLAND MARSHALL ISLANDS GILBERT ISLANDS KWAJALEIN TARAWA MAKIN ENIWETOK CAROLINE ISLANDS TRUK PALAU ISLANDS ULITHI YAP PHILIPPINE ISLANDS LUZON LEYTE MINDANAO Rabaul NEW BRITAIN BOUGAINVILLE SOLOMON ISLANDS GUADALCANAL Buna Port Moresby Salamaua Lae CHOISEUL SANTA ISABEL NEW GEORGIA ADMIRALTY IS. SAVO SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS SAN CRITOBAL Hollandia BIAK FORMOSA OKINAWA MIDWAY PELELIU Enterprise 6 Saratoga 3 US Carriers DAMAGED 6 Shokaku Zuikaku Japanese Carriers Junyo DAMAGED Hiyo ‘Medium’ Carriers Mechanical US Ground Forces Z S J H Aircraft Losses OVERHAUL 6 Nimitz 3 Allied Strategic Concept Halsey 3 Halsey 13 MacArthur 7 Kinkaid 5 5 Spruance 7

7 A U S T R A L I A MARIANA ISLANDS GUAM TINIAN SAIPAN IWO JIMA WAKE ISLAND MARSHALL ISLANDS GILBERT ISLANDS KWAJALEIN TARAWA MAKIN ENIWETOK CAROLINE ISLANDS TRUK PALAU ISLANDS ULITHI YAP PHILIPPINE ISLANDS LUZON LEYTE MINDANAO Rabaul NEW BRITAIN BOUGAINVILLE SOLOMON ISLANDS GUADALCANAL Buna Port Moresby Salamaua Lae CHOISEUL SANTA ISABEL NEW GEORGIA ADMIRALTY IS. SAVO SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS SAN CRITOBAL Hollandia BIAK FORMOSA OKINAWA MIDWAY PELELIU 3 Halsey 13 7 Kinkaid 5 Enterprise 6 Saratoga 3 US Carriers Shokaku Zuikaku Japanese Carriers Junyo Hiyo ‘Medium’ Carriers US Ground Forces Z S J H Aircraft Losses 3 Essex 9 Lexington 16 Yorktown OVERHAUL 6 17 Bunker Hill 17 Aircraft Losses 6 OVERHAUL 3 Taiho Nimitz T DAMAGED 16 Intrepid 11 Support Duty 3 Hornet 12 DAMAGED TF 58 OVERHAUL MacArthur 5 Spruance 7

8 A U S T R A L I A MARIANA ISLANDS GUAM TINIAN SAIPAN IWO JIMA WAKE ISLAND MARSHALL ISLANDS GILBERT ISLANDS KWAJALEIN TARAWA MAKIN ENIWETOK CAROLINE ISLANDS TRUK PALAU ISLANDS ULITHI YAP PHILIPPINE ISLANDS LUZON LEYTE MINDANAO Rabaul NEW BRITAIN BOUGAINVILLE SOLOMON ISLANDS GUADALCANAL Buna Port Moresby Salamaua Lae CHOISEUL SANTA ISABEL NEW GEORGIA ADMIRALTY IS. SAVO SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS SAN CRITOBAL Hollandia BIAK FORMOSA OKINAWA MIDWAY PELELIU 3 Halsey 13 7 Kinkaid 5 Enterprise 6 Saratoga 3 US Carriers Shokaku Zuikaku Japanese Carriers Junyo Hiyo ‘Medium’ Carriers US Ground Forces Aircraft Losses Essex 9 Lexington 16 Yorktown Bunker Hill 17 Aircraft Losses 6 OVERHAUL 3 Taiho Nimitz T Intrepid 11 Support Duty 3 Hornet 12 DAMAGED TF 58 US Ground Forces (New Guinea) Nimitz OVERHAUL MacArthur 5 Spruance 7 5 Spruance 7 3 Halsey 7 Kinkaid FEAF Z S J H

9 A U S T R A L I A MARIANA ISLANDS GUAM TINIAN SAIPAN IWO JIMA WAKE ISLAND MARSHALL ISLANDS GILBERT ISLANDS KWAJALEIN TARAWA MAKIN ENIWETOK CAROLINE ISLANDS TRUK PALAU ISLANDS ULITHI YAP PHILIPPINE ISLANDS LUZON LEYTE MINDANAO Rabaul NEW BRITAIN BOUGAINVILLE SOLOMON ISLANDS GUADALCANAL Buna Port Moresby Salamaua Lae CHOISEUL SANTA ISABEL NEW GEORGIA ADMIRALTY IS. SAVO SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS SAN CRITOBAL Hollandia BIAK FORMOSA OKINAWA MIDWAY PELELIU Enterprise 6 Saratoga 3 US Carriers Shokaku Zuikaku Japanese Carriers Junyo Hiyo ‘Medium’ Carriers US Ground Forces Aircraft Losses Lexington 16 Yorktown 10 Bunker Hill 17 Aircraft Losses OVERHAUL 3 Taiho T Intrepid 11 Support Duty 3 Hornet 12 DAMAGED 11 Z S J H Nimitz 9 18 Wasp 18 Essex 9 OVERHAUL 9 DAMAGED SUNK 20 US Ground Forces (Morotai) US Ground Forces (Peleliu) 5 Spruance 7 7 Kinkaid FEAF 11 3 Halsey 5 Spruance Halsey MacArthur TF 58 Franklin 13 Hancock OVERHAUL 6 19 OVERHAUL 10 OVERHAUL 17 TF 38 MacArthur SUNK US Ground Forces 6 th Army Kruger Ticonderoga 14 DAMAGED 13 DAMAGED 14 7 Kinkaid FEAF

10 A U S T R A L I A MARIANA ISLANDS GUAM TINIAN SAIPAN IWO JIMA WAKE ISLAND MARSHALL ISLANDS GILBERT ISLANDS KWAJALEIN TARAWA MAKIN ENIWETOK CAROLINE ISLANDS TRUK PALAU ISLANDS ULITHI YAP PHILIPPINE ISLANDS LUZON LEYTE MINDANAO Rabaul NEW BRITAIN BOUGAINVILLE SOLOMON ISLANDS GUADALCANAL Buna Port Moresby Salamaua Lae CHOISEUL SANTA ISABEL NEW GEORGIA ADMIRALTY IS. SAVO SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS SAN CRITOBAL Hollandia BIAK FORMOSA OKINAWA MIDWAY PELELIU Nimitz Spruance Halsey 5 Spruance 3 Halsey TF 58 US Ground Forces (Philippines) 8 th Army Eichelberger MacArthur US Ground Forces (Iwo Jima) US Ground Forces (Okinawa) Enterprise 6 Saratoga 3 US Carriers Lexington 16 Yorktown 10 Bunker Hill 17 Intrepid 11 Support Duty 3 Hornet 12 DAMAGED 11 Wasp 18 Essex 9 Franklin 13 Hancock 19 Ticonderoga 14 DAMAGED 13 DAMAGED 14 Bennington 20 Randolph 15 Shangri-La 38 Bon Homme Richard 31 DAMAGED 18 OVERHAUL 16 DAMAGED 13 DAMAGED 19 DAMAGED 11 DAMAGED 17 DAMAGED 6 3 Halsey MacArthur OVERHAUL 12 Operation Downfall TF 38


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