Conflict in the Pacific
December 7, attack on pearl harbor
On December 7 the Japanese navy attacked and bombed pearl harbor which was occupied by the United States naval fleet at the time. this attack is what led to the United States entry into WW2. The attack lasted about 2 hours and about 2400 people lost their lives.
August 8/9, major US naval disaster
A major US naval disaster off Savo Island occurs as 8 Japanese warships Wage a night attack and sink 3 US cruisers, an Australian cruiser and one US destroyer in less than an hour. During the attack over 1500 allied crewmen were killed.
September 15, Japanese submarine torpedo attack
On September 15 a Japanese torpedo attack near the Solomon Islands resulted in the sinking of the carrier WASP, Destroyer O'BRIEN and damaging the battleship NORTH CAROLINA.
November 23/24 Japanese air raid on Darwin
Ever since February 19 1942 Japan had been continuously bombing Darwin, trying to weaken them so they could invade and take over Australia.
April 18, US code find admiral Yamamoto
US code breakers pinpoint the location of the Japanese admiral Yamamoto who is flying a Japanese bomber near Bougainville in the Solomon islands. The US were able to shoot down the plane with Yamamoto in it.
November 1, invasion of Solomon Island
On November 1st US marines invade Bougainville in the Solomon Islands. The US marines invaded with about 14,000 men.
January 9, the recapture of Burma
On January 9th British and Indian troops recapture Maungdaw in Burma from Japanese troops.
June 15/16, bombing raid on Japan
June 15 and 16 marks the first bombing raid on Japan since the Doolittle raid of April 1942.
August 6, bombings of Hiroshima
The first of two atomic bombs was dropped on Hiroshima by the US. the bomb was called the little boy which was a 13 kiloton bomb that killed as many as 150,000 people.
August 9, bombings of Nagasaki
The second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki 3 days after Hiroshima. This one called the fat man and it was a 21 kiloton bomb, the largest bomb ever used and it killed as much as 80,000 people.
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