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War in the Pacific. Pearl Harbor and… Goals of the Japanese: –Shatter the American, British and Dutch forces in the Pacific and force a withdraw. –Gain.

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1 War in the Pacific

2 Pearl Harbor and… Goals of the Japanese: –Shatter the American, British and Dutch forces in the Pacific and force a withdraw. –Gain control of territory and natural resources. Clark Field in the Philippines, Dec. 7 th Wake Island, Dec. 8 th Guam, Dec. 10 th Gained China as an official Ally Dec. 8 th

3 Philippines Attacked on December 7 th, 1941 Home to Clark Airfield Navy is unable to rescue the troops Defenses on the Bataan Peninsula hold until March 1942 General Douglas Mac Arthur retreats promising, “I shall return.”

4 Bataan Death March Surrender in April of ,000 American and Filipino Prisoners. Starved and weak they marched 60 miles to a railroad station. Denied water, food and were beaten and tortured. 10,000 died during the march. 15,000 more died at the prisoner camp.

5 Bataan Death March

6 Doolittle Raid April 18 th, 1942 Lt. Col. James Doolittle 16 Army B-25’s take off and bomb Tokyo. Carrier, USS Hornet Purpose: Moral for America and embarrass Japan.

7 Kamikaze Pilots Desperation caused the Japanese to “fight to the death.” Pilots would load down their planes to attack, then deliberately crash into American ships

8 Island Hopping U.S. Strategy Gain ground and gain islands Pushed north from Australia and west from Pacific. Establish and use air superiority to leapfrog toward Japan. Tarawa > Marshall Islands > Mariana Islands > Japan.

9 Battles Name of Battle WinnerDates Who was involved? What did they gain? What happened? WWII Battles of the Pacific


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