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Major Battles in AsiaBattle:MidwayIwo JimaOkinawaHow it started:They wanted to takedown our navy anduse midway as abase to attack pearlharborJapan wanted tofinish the job leftundone at PearlHarborAmerica's air forceneeded an airforcecloser to Japan, sowe attacked to getcontrol of the island.America needed totake the island ofjapan before weinvade the mainland;it was the last barrierbetween Japan andU.SMajor Elements:USA first battle inWW1-Midway wasattacked byJapanese planes at06.16 with powerplants and oilinstallations being themain target.- Ten torpedo-bombers had takenoff from Midway toattack the Japanesecarriers.It was their first waron their home turf.They dug a ton ofunderground tunnels,and had many secretbunkers.There were tons ofcasualties, therewere also about 150thousand civilian liveslost.Who Won and Why:America Intercepteda coded message.The message was
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Professor
Whiting
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World War II, Battle of Iwo Jima

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