The War in the Pacific

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The War in the Pacific
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  1. After Pearl Habor
    • Japan attacked Clark field in the Philippines
    • Japan invaded the Philippine Islands and take them from the U.S.
  2. Fall of the Philippines
    • Japan attacked after Pearl Harbor
    • U.S. and Filipino troops held out for 4 months
    • FDR orders Mac Arthur to escape to Australia
    • 76,000 forced to surrender
    • 2,000 escaped to Corrigidor and fought for another month
  3. Bataan Death March
    • 76,000 POW's were forced to¬†march 60 miles(6-12 days)
    • POW's were already sick and weak from malnutrition
    • At least 10,000 died
    • The slow POW's were executed
  4. Battle of Coral Sea
    • May 1942
    • Aircraft carrier battle
    • Both sides lose Carrier
    • U.S. halted the Japanese
    • Prevented Japanese takeover of Australia
  5. Battle of Midway
    • June 4, 1942
    • Fought entirely in the air
    • U.S. caught Japanese loading bombs onto planes
    • U.S. destroyed 4 carriers
    • Ended Japanese ability too launch offensive operations
  6. Island Hopping
    • In 1943, the U.S, began driving the Japanese back
    • Attacked going from island to island
  7. Battle of Leyte Gulf
    • 1944
    • U.S. retakes the Philippines
    • Greatest naval battle in history
    • Mac Arthur's dramatic return
    • Over 200 warships
  8. Okinawa
    • Last obstacle between the U.S. forces and Japan
    • April 1945 completed in June
    • 110,000 Japanese killed, 11,000 captured
    • 325 miles from Japan
    • U.S. used the island for bombing missions against Japan
  9. Manhattan Project
    • The scientific effort to build an atomic bomb
    • July 16, 1945 first atomic bomb was tested
  10. Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    • August 6, 1945
    • 140,000 died in the explosion or within months from the burns or radiation
    • 90% of the buildings were damaged or totally destroyed
    • Nagasaki was bombed 3 days later
  11. Why we used a-bomb?
    • To force Japanese surrender without invasion of Japan
    • Would have been millions of Japanese civilian deaths
    • Maybe a many as 1 million U.S. soldier deaths
    • Truman said "you should do your weeping at Pearl Habor"
    • It did end the war! August 14 V-J Day

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