• Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.
On December 7th, 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbour. 4 US naval ships, 3 carries and 3 destroyers were all sunk. This had a huge impact on the USA, as 2402 men were killed, 1282 men were wounded. The consequence of this attack by the Japanese, was that the USA declared war, which also included the rest of the allies.
• Allies Declare War On Japan
The Allies declared war on Japan on the 8th of December, after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbour. This was an important event because the Allies were now involved in World War II.
• Battle of Midway
After the attack on Peal Harbor, Japanese armies rolled over Southeast Asia, the Philippines, and the East Indies. The war in the Pacific was fought on land, at sea, and in the air. The turning point in the war in the Pacific came in June, 1942 at the Battle of Midway. In a four day battle fought between aircraft based on giant aircraft carriers, the U.S. destroyed hundreds of Japanese planes and regained control of the Pacific. The Japanese continued to fight on and even after the war in Europe ended.
• Operation Barbarossa
On June 22, 1942, Hitler sent 3 million soldiers and 3,500 tanks into Russia. The Russians were taken by surprise as they had signed a treaty with Germany in 1939. Stalin immediately signed a mutual assistance treaty with Britain and launched an Eastern front battle that would claim 20 million casualties. The USA, which had been supplying arms to Britain under a 'Lend-Lease' agreement, offered similar aid to USSR.
•Battle of Guadalcanal
The Battle of Guadalcanal was the Allies' first major offensive action of World War II in the Pacific. Landing on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands on August 7, 1942, Allied troops began a prolonged campaign to take the island. After several battles on and around Guadalcanal, Allied forces succeeded in taking the island from the Japanese.
• Battle of Tarawa
The Battle of Tarawa was fought November 20-23,...