WWII Final Assessment

Pearl Harbor & Iwo Jima

Pearl Harbor

On December 7, 1941 Japan attacked one of the United States military bases, Pearl Harbor. The day after the attack, the United States declared war on Japan. After the U.S declared war on Japan, Japan's allies Germany and Italy both declared war on the United States, and the US immediately declared war on both of them as well.

After the attack

Thousands of American men were called to come and serve after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The men had no clue where they would be going to fight during the war. After men would finish their training, soldiers and marines would be transferred almost half way across the world.

Pearl Harbor Attack Pictures

Iwo Jima

Iwo Jima

On February 19, 1945 the United States made their first strike on the Japanese home islands. The United States' mission was to seize the Japanese Airfield. There was about 20,000 Japanese held firm against 110,000 Americans. This was done by using a vast system of bunkers, hidden artillery, and underground tunnels.

March 26, 1945

On March 26, 1945 American soldiers captured Iwo Jima. Almost all Japanese defenders were killed at battle, or went missing.