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The theater of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and Asia. Wikipedia

  • World War II

    Global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. Wikipedia

  • Second Sino-Japanese War

    Military conflict fought primarily between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan from July 7, 1937, to September 2, 1945. It began with the Marco Polo Bridge Incident in 1937 in which a dispute between Japanese and Chinese troops escalated into a battle. Wikipedia

  • Soviet–Japanese War

    Military conflict within the Second World War beginning soon after midnight on August 9, 1945, with the Soviet invasion of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo. The Soviets and Mongolians terminated Japanese control of Manchukuo, Mengjiang (Inner Mongolia), northern Korea, Karafuto, and the Chishima Islands (Kuril Islands). Wikipedia

  • Asiatic-Pacific Theater

    The theater of operations of U.S. forces during World War II in the Pacific War during 1941–45. From mid-1942 until the end of the war in 1945, there were two U.S. operational commands in the Pacific. Wikipedia

  • Air raids on Japan

    Allied forces conducted many air raids on Japan during World War II, causing extensive destruction to the country's cities and killing between 241,000 and 900,000 people. During the first years of the Pacific War these attacks were limited to the Doolittle Raid in April 1942 and small-scale raids on military positions in the Kuril Islands from mid-1943. Wikipedia

  • China Burma India Theater

    The United States military designation during World War II for the China and Southeast Asian or India-Burma (IBT) theaters. Officially the responsibility of the Supreme Commanders for South East Asia or China. Wikipedia

  • Operation Downfall

    The proposed Allied plan for the invasion of the Japanese home islands near the end of World War II in Asia. Canceled when Japan surrendered following the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Soviet declaration of war and the invasion of Manchuria. Wikipedia

  • South-East Asian theatre of World War II

    The name given to the campaigns of the Pacific War in Burma, Ceylon, India, Thailand, the Philippines, Indochina, Malaya and Singapore. Conflict in this theatre began when the Empire of Japan invaded French Indochina in September 1940 and rose to a new level following the raid on Pearl Harbor, and simultaneous attacks on Hong Kong, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Malaya on 7 and 8 December 1941. Wikipedia

  • Strategic bombing during World War II

    The sustained aerial attack on railways, harbours, cities, workers' and civilian housing, and industrial districts in enemy territory during World War II. Military strategy which is distinct from both close air support of ground forces and tactical air power. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Buna–Gona

    Part of the New Guinea campaign in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. It followed the conclusion of the Kokoda Track campaign and lasted from 16 November 1942 until 22 January 1943. Wikipedia

  • Korean War

    War between North Korea (with the support of China and the Soviet Union) and South Korea (with the support of the United Nations, principally from the United States). The war began on 25 June 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea following a series of clashes along the border. Wikipedia

  • Guadalcanal campaign

    Military campaign fought between 7 August 1942 and 9 February 1943 on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific theater of World War II. The first major offensive by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan. Wikipedia

  • Japan campaign

    Series of battles and engagements in and around the Japanese Home Islands, between Allied forces and the forces of Imperial Japan during the last stages of the Pacific campaign of World War II. The Japan campaign lasted from around June 1944 to August 1945. Wikipedia

  • Chinese Civil War

    Civil war in China fought between the Kuomintang -led government of the Republic of China (ROC) and the Communist Party of China (CPC) lasting intermittently between 1927 and 1949. Generally divided into two phases with an interlude: from August 1927 to 1937, the KMT-CPC Alliance collapsed during the Northern Expedition, and the Nationalists controlled most of China. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Shumshu

    The first stage of the Soviet Union's Invasion of the Kuril Islands in August–September 1945 during World War II. The only major battle of the Soviet campaign in the Kuril Islands and one of the last battles of the war. Wikipedia

  • Eastern Front (World War II)

    Theatre of conflict between the European Axis powers and co-belligerent Finland against the Soviet Union , Poland and other Allies, which encompassed Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Northeast Europe (Baltics), and Southeast Europe (Balkans) from 22 June 1941 to 9 May 1945. Called the Eastern Front (die Ostfront), or the German-Soviet War by outside parties. Wikipedia

  • Dutch East Indies campaign

    The conquest of the Dutch East Indies by forces from the Empire of Japan in the early days of the Pacific campaign of World War II. Forces from the Allies attempted unsuccessfully to defend the islands. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Timor

    The Battle of Timor occurred in Portuguese Timor and Dutch Timor during the Second World War. Japanese forces invaded the island on 20 February 1942 and were resisted by a small, under-equipped force of Allied military personnel—known as Sparrow Force—predominantly from Australia, United Kingdom, and the Netherlands East Indies. Wikipedia

  • Aerial engagements of the Second Sino-Japanese War

    The Second Sino-Japanese War began on 7 July 1937 with the Marco Polo Bridge Incident in the Republic of China. The war, by some seen as the start of World War II, ended when the Empire of Japan surrendered to the Allies in August 1945. Wikipedia

  • Burma campaign

    Series of battles fought in the British colony of Burma, South-East Asian theatre of World War II, primarily involving the forces of the British Empire and China, with support from the United States, against the invading forces of Imperial Japan, Thailand, and collaborator units such as the Burma Independence Army, which spearheaded the initial attacks against British forces, and the Indian National Army. British Empire forces peaked at around 1,000,000 land and air forces, and were drawn primarily from British India, with British Army forces (equivalent to 8 regular infantry divisions and 6 tank regiments), 100,000 East and West African colonial troops, and smaller numbers of land and air forces from several other Dominions and Colonies. Wikipedia

  • Soviet–Japanese border conflicts

    Undeclared border conflict fought between the Soviet Union and Japan in Northeast Asia from 1932 to 1939. Japanese expansion in the Northeast China region bordering the Soviet Far East and disputes over the demarcation line led to growing tensions with the Soviet Union, with both sides often violating the border and accusing each other of border violations. Wikipedia

  • American Theater (World War II)

    The American Theater describes a series of mostly minor areas of operations during World War II within North America and South America. Minor mainly due to both North and South America's geographical separation from the central theaters of conflict in Europe, the Pacific, and Asia. Wikipedia

  • Bombing of Tokyo

    Series of firebombing air raids by the United States Army Air Forces during the Pacific campaigns of World War II. Conducted on the night of 9–10 March 1945, is regarded as the single most destructive bombing raid in human history. Wikipedia

  • European theatre of World War II

    Area of heavy fighting across Europe, starting with Germany's invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939 and ending with the United States, the United Kingdom and France conquering most of Western Europe, the Soviet Union conquering most of Eastern Europe and Germany’s unconditional surrender on 8 May 1945 . The Allied powers fought the Axis powers on two major fronts (the Eastern Front and Western Front) as well as in a strategic bombing offensive and in the adjoining Mediterranean and Middle East theatre. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Tinian

    Battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, fought on the island of Tinian in the Mariana Islands from 24 July until 1 August 1944. Eliminated, and the island joined Saipan and Guam as a base for the Twentieth Air Force. Wikipedia

  • Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign

    The Gilbert and Marshall Islands Campaign were a series of battles fought from November 1943 through February 1944, in the Pacific Theater of World War II between the United States and Japan. They were the first steps of the drive across the central Pacific by the United States Pacific Fleet and Marine Corps. Wikipedia

  • Volcano and Ryukyu Islands campaign

    Series of battles and engagements between Allied forces and Imperial Japanese forces in the Pacific Ocean campaign of World War II between January and June 1945. The campaign took place in the Volcano and Ryukyu island groups. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Saipan

    Battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, fought on the island of Saipan in the Mariana Islands from 15 June to 9 July 1944. Launched. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Singapore

    Fought in the South-East Asian theatre of World War II when the Empire of Japan invaded the British stronghold of Singapore—nicknamed the "Gibraltar of the East". The major British military base in South-East Asia and was the key to British imperial interwar defence planning for South-East Asia and the South-West Pacific. Wikipedia

  • Solomon Islands campaign

    Major campaign of the Pacific War of World War II. The campaign began with Japanese landings and occupation of several areas in the British Solomon Islands and Bougainville, in the Territory of New Guinea, during the first six months of 1942. Wikipedia

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  • On 7 December 1941 (8 December in Asian time zones), Japan attacked British and American holdings with near-simultaneous offensives against Southeast Asia and the Central Pacific.World War II-Wikipedia
  • The French maintained full control over their colonies until World War II, when the war in the Pacific led to the Japanese invasion of French Indochina in 1940.Vietnam-Wikipedia
  • The later two ships were named in honor of the state, including the battleship USS Colorado which served in World War II in the Pacific beginning in 1941.Colorado-Wikipedia
  • It achieved notable acclaim in the Pacific Theater, where it was instrumental to the Allies' successful "island hopping" campaign.United States Navy-Wikipedia
  • The United Nations Charter creating the United Nations was drafted and signed in San Francisco in 1945 and, in 1951, the Treaty of San Francisco officially ended the war with Japan.San Francisco-Wikipedia
  • The lack of reliability caused major problems for the American submarine force in the early years of the American involvement in World War II, primarily in the Pacific Theater.Torpedo-Wikipedia
  • In the Pacific War, U.S. Army soldiers participated alongside the United States Marine Corps in capturing the Pacific Islands from Japanese control.United States Army-Wikipedia
  • During Australia's involvement in World War II, Fremantle served as a base for submarines operating in the Pacific Theatre, and a US Navy Catalina flying boat fleet was based at Matilda Bay.Perth-Wikipedia
  • In the Pacific theater of World War II the Corps took the lead in a massive campaign of amphibious warfare, advancing from island to island.United States Marine Corps-Wikipedia
  • At the Tehran Conference in November 1943 and the Yalta Conference in February 1945, the Soviet Union promised to join its allies in the Pacific War within three months of the victory in Europe.Korean War-Wikipedia
  • Upon the Japanese defeat in the Pacific War and its consequent surrender in August 1945, the Kuomintang (Chinese Nationalist Party) assumed control of Taiwan.Taipei-Wikipedia
  • In World War II, the Marines performed a central role in the Pacific War, along with the U.S. Army.United States Marine Corps-Wikipedia
  • China fought the Japanese Empire before joining the Allies in the Pacific War.Allies of World War II-Wikipedia
  • From February 3 to March 3, 1945, Manila was the site of the bloodiest battle in the Pacific theater of World War II.Manila-Wikipedia
  • On 4–11 February 1945 leaders from the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union held the Yalta Conference where future arrangements regarding post-war Europe and Allied strategy against Japan in the Pacific were negotiated.West Germany-Wikipedia
  • The United States entered the European Theatre and Pacific Theater in full force, thereby bringing the United States to World War II on the side of the Allies.Empire of Japan-Wikipedia
  • The February 1945 Yalta Conference provided for the Soviet Union's participation in the Pacific War.Mongolia-Wikipedia
  • Thereafter, Kennedy was assigned duty in Panama and later in the Pacific theater, where he eventually commanded two more PT boats.John F. Kennedy-Wikipedia
  • Japan's armed forces initially achieved large-scale military successes during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945) and the Pacific War.Empire of Japan-Wikipedia
  • Beginning in 1944, Bush served in the Pacific theater of World War II, where he flew a Grumman TBF Avenger, a torpedo bomber capable of taking off from aircraft carriers.George H. W. Bush-Wikipedia
  • In 1945, the United Nations Charter was signed in San Francisco, establishing the United Nations, and in 1951, the Treaty of San Francisco officially ended the U.S.'s war with Japan.San Francisco Bay Area-Wikipedia
  • On December 7–8, 1941, Japanese forces carried out surprise attacks on Pearl Harbor, British forces in Malaya, Singapore and Hong Kong and declared war on the United States and the British Empire, bringing the United States and the United Kingdom into World War II in the Pacific.Japan-Wikipedia
  • In the Pacific Theater of World War II, Japanese depth charge attacks initially proved fairly unsuccessful against U.S. and British submarines.Depth charge-Wikipedia
  • During World War II, he commanded a series of PT boats in the Pacific theater and earned the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for his service.John F. Kennedy-Wikipedia
  • The Japanese military during World War II encouraged and glorified kamikaze attacks, which were suicide attacks by military aviators from the Empire of Japan against Allied naval vessels in the closing stages of the Pacific Theater of World War II.Suicide-Wikipedia
  • Labor, led by Curtin, then led Australia through the years of the Pacific War.Australian Labor Party-Wikipedia
  • The Second World War proved to be a boon to Pasadena as Southern California became a major staging area for the Pacific War.Pasadena, California-Wikipedia
  • The Empire of Japan, which had signed but never ratified the 1929 Geneva Convention on Prisoners of War, did not treat prisoners of war in accordance with international agreements, including provisions of the Hague Conventions, either during the Second Sino-Japanese War or during the Pacific War, because the Japanese viewed surrender as dishonorable.Prisoner of war-Wikipedia
  • The United States Strategic Bombing Survey (Pacific War) concluded that it would have been more efficient to combine the United States's effective anti-shipping submarine effort with land- and carrier-based air power to strike harder against merchant shipping and begin a more extensive aerial mining campaign earlier in the war.Naval mine-Wikipedia
  • The Oerlikon gun was installed aboard United States Navy ships from 1942, replacing the M2 Browning machine gun, which lacked range and firepower, and largely superseding the 1.1"/75 caliber gun, which was heavier and had less mechanical reliability. It became famous in the naval anti-aircraft role, providing an effective defense at short ranges (in practice up to 1.5 km) at which heavier guns had difficulty tracking a target. The gun was eventually abandoned as a major anti-air weapon due to its lack of stopping power against heavy aircraft and against Japanese kamikaze attacks during the Pacific War. It was largely superseded by the Bofors 40 mm gun and the 3"/50 Mark 22 gun. It provided a useful increase in firepower over the .50 cal machine gun when adapted and fitted to some aircraft. However, it had some problems with jamming in the ammunition feed.Oerlikon 20 mm cannon-Wikipedia

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