The Pacific Theater
World War II
Many collisions between the Allied and Axis Powers took place in or near the Pacific Theater, also known as the Pacific Ocean.
The United States declared war on Japan the day after the Japanese bombing at Pearl Harbor. Germany then declared war on the United States, causing the U.S. to enter a two-front war.
The USS Louisville was used in fighting during the war. Many ships were named from cities within the states.
Barges prepare to take U.S. troops to Leyte Island in the Pacific.
The Battle Of Midway This was one of the largest encounters between the U.S. and Japanese forces. Fortunately for the Americans, the Japanese naval code was broke, and fighters knew what they were planning. This was a turning point in the war being an American victory and the Japanese suffered many losses.
Napalm is "A highly flammable sticky jelly used in incendiary bombs and flamethrowers, consisting of gasoline thickened with specific soaps." -Dictionary.com It Was Used by the Allied forces on Japanese cities.
The U.S. troops in combat during the Battle of Iwo Jima.
The US wanted to capture Iwo Jima in Japan because it had airfields that the U.S. would use for emergency landings.
Multiple types of fighter planes were used during fighting over the ocean; they were a vital part of fighting the war.
The United States wanted an unconditional surrender, which would keep peace between the Allies as the war ended.
Fighting in the ocean was extremely dangerous and caused many fatalities.
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same..."
-President Ronald Reagan
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