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29 Cards in this Set

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Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
Japan's greatest naval strategist, who argued that the Hawaiian U.S. fleet in PEarl Harbour was "a dagger pointed at our throats" and must be destroyed. Attacked U.S. also for the reasons that in doing so would discourage them from stopping Japan's takeover of the Philippines and the like.
Pearl Harbour
{DECEMBER 7, 1941} FDR referred to it as a "date which will live in infamy." Japanese forces surprise attacked Pearl Harbour, extirgating nearly all of the U.S. fleet. The next day, Congress declared war on Japan.
Battle of Midway
{June 4-7, 1942} U.S. decoders found out that another attack was coming, that 150 ships were heading toward Midway Island. Yamamoto was depending on seizing the island, as well as finishing off the rest of the U.S. Pacific fleet. Admiral Chester Nimitz however reckoned differently, hiding his men just at the horizon and allowing the enemy to make the first move. He crippled the japanese naval forces despite the overwhelming numbers that did not appear to work in his favour. Americans said that the Battle of Midway avenged Pearl Harbour.
Douglas MacArthur
Commander of Allied lnd forces in the Pacific. Came up with the military strategy of "island-hoppping".
Battle of Guadalcanal
{August 7, 1942-February 1943} U.S. government learned that the Japanese were building a huge air base on the island of Guadalcanal. They needed to strike before it was finished and the Japanese could fortify yet another strongbase. 19,000 Marines stormed the island accompanied by Australian support and took the Japanese by surprise, overwhelming the enemy. The Japanese ended up just abandoning the "island of death".
August 7, 1942-February 1943
The Battle of Guadalcanal.
THe first phase of the Japanese's empirical conquest. Took this over in 1931, before sweeping into the heartland of CHina expecting quick victory.
Bataan Death March
70 mile march of the Japanese's P.O.W.'s towards prison camps(which the prisoners would have to build themselves). During this March, the japanese troops made the prisoners undergo all sorts of terrible cruelties.
Lieutenant Colonel James H. Doolittle
Commanded 16 B-52 bombers, which bombed Tokyo and other major cities in Japan.
July 1941
The Japanese attack French Indochina.
New military strategy devised by General MacArthur, in which the U.S. forces would take only the most vital and not as strongly defended islands from the Japanese and block any and all supply lines going to these islands, thusly starving the Japanese forces.
Battle of Coral Sea
{May 1942}Where Allied Forces actually were able to stop Japanese southern expansion towards Australia.
Admiral Chester Nimitz
The new Commnader in Chief of the U.S. Pacific fleet. Knew a force of over 150 Japanese ships were headed towards Midway Island, but strategized a way for his fleet to defeat the Japanese. Hid troops just beyond horizon and let the enemy make the first move. Eve though grossly outnumbered, Nimitz crippled the Japanese naval forces. Americans deemed it a day which avenged Pearl Harbour.
February 1943
The end of the Battle of Guadalcanal.
{January 1942} Japanese marched through Manila, which was just the start of the Philippines takeover.
When the Japanese attacked French Indochina, FDR declared that the U.S. will no longer make any oil-shipments at all to Japan.
After bombing Pearl Harbour, Japanese seized Guam and Wake Island.
After taking Malaya, Japan took Burma. In doing so, the Japanese could close off the Burma Road, and stop supplies from going into China, and maybe force China to surrender.
Wake Island
{December 7, 1941} Attacked along with Guam after Pearl Harbour.
{January 1942-May 1942}
April 18, 1942
Tokyo-Doolittle Raid
August 6,1945
August 9,1942
August 17, 1942
Hong Kong
Jan-April 1942
August 7, 1942-February 1943
November 20-23, 1943
December 1941
Wake Island
December 7, 1941
Pearl Harbour