Pearl HarborPearl Harbor Pearl Harbor was Greatest Air attack over the Oceans ever seen. 7 December 1941 Secret attack planned by Japanese
Pearl Harbor: Japanese Attack They Came in 2 waves, 1 st at 7:40 from the west, 2 nd at 8:50 from the east Involved 6 major battleships 420 planes Fast battle ships Cruisers Destroyers Large submarines equipped with mini subs for close to shore harbored ships
Pearl Harbor: After Effects on America Had set up “Battleship Row” in which they had some of their strongest ships. Japanese attempted to crush them all (9 ships where sunk) Main targets hit where: Navy ships 8 sunk Aircrafts 2/3 where destroyed/out of use Docks/harbors Navy yards 2400 Americans killed
Battle of the Coral SeaBattle of the Coral Sea Japanese goal was to invade Port Moresby Japan was forced to cancel their Port Moresby seaborne invasion. 2 carrier was eliminated for the upcoming Midway operation
Battle of MidwayBattle of Midway June 4-7 of 1942 It was a Major tuning point of the Pacific War The Japanese Goal was to knock out the American defenses and establish a Japanese airbase US were able to took offensive after their victory
D- DayD- Day June 6 of 1944 Major turning point of WWII Great Britain, American and Canada invaded the beaches of Normandy, France.
D-Day Able to get a firm hold on Hitler’s “fortress Europe” US force was center of Omaha beach Able to overrun the German beach defenses by July 25
Battle of the BulgeBattle of the Bulge December 16 of 1944 to end of January of 1945 Hitler intension was to separate Britain troop from the US troop enable to seize power at Antwerp Largest battle fought by the US, 600,000 men
US contributionUS contribution Increasing streams of supplies from the US were reaching anti-axis fighting force throughout the world Helped Britain survive 1940 by providing destroyer Collaborating in North Africa, invasion of Italy and then France Nuclear weapon that made the Japanese surrender.
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