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Nahum ErigoP.1Chapter 17 Section 3The Allies Stem the Japanese TideJAPANESE ADVANCESOn the Asian mainland, Japanese troops overran Hong Kong, French Indochina, Malaya, Burma, Thailand, and much of Chinaswept south and east across the Pacific, conquering the Dutch East Indies, Guam, Wake Island, the Solomon Islands, and countless other outposts in the ocean, including two islands in the Aleutian chain, which were part of AlaskaIn the Philippines, 80,000 American and Filipino troops battled the Japanese for controlGeneral Douglas MacArthur was in command of Allied forces on the islands. On March 11, 1942, MacArthur left the Philippines with his wife, his son, and his stafDOOLITTLE'S RAIDon April 18 with a daring raid on Tokyo and other Japanese cities. Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle led 16 bombers in the attackBATTLE OF THE CORAL SEAIn May 1942 the Allies succeeded in stopping the Japanese drive toward Australia in the five-day Battle of the Coral Sea. For the first time since Pearl Harbor, a Japanese invasion had been stopped and turned backTHE BATTLE OF MIDWAYAdmiral Chester Nimitz, the commander of American naval forces in the Pacific, moved to defend the island and on June 3, 1942, his scout planes found the Japanese fleet

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