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Thursday, March 27, 2008 Yamamoto Macarthur Nimitz Guadalcanal Sapan Tojo Philippines Leyte Gulf Iwojima Hirohito Okinawa Kamikaze Manhatten Project Hiroshima Nagasaki Truman ** Exam question: could be the nature of the war in the pacific Americans kill Yamoto, shoot down his plane o They break the colde and figure out which plane he is going to be on Mid 1944- Americans invade Saipan o 1300 miles from Tokyo Japan having trouble rebuilding ships and planes Tojo steps down as president o Will eventually be out to trial for war crimes and is executed October 1944 o Macarthur wants to get back to the Philippine islands o Wanted to be the person to liberate the Philippines since he failed to do so in 1941- “I will return” o Naval battle. Leyte Gulf Draw the American fleet out into open water and then destroy them Inferior American fleet defeats the Japanese and US lands on main island Iwojima- caught everyone’s imagination o Close proximity to Tokyo o Only five miles long, becomes one of the worst battles in the pacific
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