Battles of WWII

Wynomi Thomas

Pacific Front:

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European Front:

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Pacific Front:

The Bataan Death March:

On April 9, 1942, a group of Filipino and American troops of Bataan who were forced by the Japanese Army to march to Camp O'donnell. During the march the Filipino and American troops faced torture from the Japanese Army.

The "Two-Pronged" Attack Strategy:

With the Pacific being divided into two prongs the US needed to attack both sides. MacArthur would take back the Philippines while Nimitz advanced Japan and took the Pacific Central Islands.

Island Hopping:

A strategy created by the US that was used against Japan in WWII. The strategy allowed the US to take over Islands in a "domino effect".

Battle of Midway:

A naval battle between the United States and Japan on June, 3, 1942. The battle was fought with mostly aircraft efforts. The US destroyed most of the Japanese Navy and won victory in the battle. Leading to a turning point in the Pacific for the US.

Iwo Jima:

During WWII a battle between the US and Japan with US ending victorious and capturing the island of Iwo Jima.


The last and was the bloodiest battle of WWII was in Okinawa. The battle here lasted 82 days and left Japan with 77,000 casualties, while the US and it's allies lost 65,000 of their soldiers.

Chester Nimitz:

The US commander of the Pacific Fleet during WWI and lead the US to victory at Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

Douglas MacArthur:

A general of the army for the US who commanded the Southwest Pacific during WWII.

The Flying Tigers:

Lead by Claire Lee Chennault, The Flying Tigers was the first volunteer group of the Chinese Air force. The group consisted of pilots from the US Army, Navy, and Marine corps.

European/African Front:

Strategy - Closing in on Hitler from Three Sides:

A blockade was created to conceal Berlin and it's supplies along with the bombing centers in German cities.

The Invasion of Normandy (D-Day):

On June 4, 1944 around 156,000 Americans, British, and Canadians joined forces and invaded Normandy. By August of 1944 northern France was destroyed.

The Battle of the Bulge:

Hitler aimed to split the allied army by launching a surprise attack through the Ardennes to Antwerp.

Dwight Eisenhower:

The 34th President of the United States who commanded D-Day and an enduring military man. Eisenhower also served as a Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during the time on WWII.

George Talkers:

George Smith, a Navajo Code Talker used the Navajo language to transmit military information during WWII. The code was never broken and the Navajo Code Talkers became military legends.

The Tuskegee Airmen:

A group of African American who fought in WWII as military pilots. The Tuskegee Airmen consisted of 996 members who earned over 150 awards for their achievements.

The Fall of Berlin:

On April 16, 1945, Stalin launched an attack on Germany, crushing their resistance and capturing Berlin. With 20 armies, 6,300 tanks, and 8,500 aircrafts.