War_in_the_Pacific_Part_2

War_in_the_Pacific_Part_2 - The Second World War War in the...

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The Second World War War in the Pacific Part II Guadalcanal to Rabaul
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Outline Guadalcanal Aug 1942-Feb 1943 Reconquest of Attu and Kiska Jan 1943 Central Solomon Islands Bouganville Nov 1943 Rabaul Nov 1943 Dual Advance Theory Gilbert, Marshall and Mariana Islands
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Prelude to Guadalcanal Shock of Midway Japanese reassess plans America moves to reinforce South Pacific Army and Navy disagree on assault plan Compromise Operation Watchtower August 1942 Combined Army-Navy operation
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Guadalcanal Campaign Initial landing virtually unopposed 1st major amphibious campaign and beginning of U.S. offensive Heavy casualties Japan by night (Tokyo Express ) US by day w/ dominant air cover (land/sea) America cannot afford defeat (elections) Battle of Savo Island Victory used to allocate more resources At expenses of “Europe First”
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GUADALCANAL OCT. 1942 - FEB. 1943
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Reconquest of Northern Islands Attu and Kiska, Aleutians No real threat but politically important Last of classic surface battles
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USS Pennsylvania provides NGFS Landing on Attu
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