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Guided Reading 3 – The War in the Pacific.pdf

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Guided Reading 3 – The War in the Pacific The War in the Pacific Date and Place Leaders Involved What happened? 1. April 1942, Bataan Colonel James Doolittle Took off from the aircraft carrier Hornet. Swept over the sea over Tokyo and 4 other Japanese cities, blasting factories, steel mills, oil tanks, & other military targets 2. June 1942, Midway Admiral Chester Nimitz Learned from intercepted messages that Japanese invasion- largest assemblage of naval power. Went from Midway to Hawaii to finish the destruction of American naval power started @Pearl H. Chester plans a surprise attack, Japanese lost 4 irreplaceable aircraft carriers, cruisers, & 322 planes 3. August 1942, Guadalcanal Ralph Martin Guadalcanal marked Japan’s first defeat on land 4. October 1944, Leyte Gulf General MacArthur Japanese threw their entire fleet into the battle. Ne tactic, kamikaze (suicide plane) crashed their bomb- laden planes into Allied ships 5. March 1945, Iwo Jima William Manchester US tool this desolate island, critical to U.S. as a base from which
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