World War II Ch 26-27

1. General MacArthur
played a prominent role in the Pacific theater[->0] during World War II

2. Battle of Midway.
most important naval battle of the Pacific Campaign of World War II Between 4 and 7 June 1942

3. island-hopping
The idea was to bypass heavily fortified Japanese[->1] positions and instead concentrate the limited Allied resources on strategically important islands[->2] that were not well defended but capable of supporting the drive to the main islands of Japan[->3]

4. Manhattan Project
research and development project that produced the first atomic bombs[->4] during World War II[->5]

5. Japanese Americans J
apanese who lived along the Pacific coast of the United States to camps called "War Relocation Camps," in the wake of Imperial Japan[->6]'s attack on Pearl Harbor[->7]

6. Shortages
In WWII, there was a rationing of just about everything. We had ration cards for each member of the family. Each was alloted so much sugar, gasoline, shoes

7. D-Day
June 6, 1944 — the day of theNormandy landings[->8] — initiating the Western Allied effort to liberate mainland Europe[->9] from Nazi[->10] occupation during World War II[->11]

8. Coral Sea, Midway, and Guadalcanal
Midway was the first US naval victory over the Japanese, it proved to both sides the Americans could beat the Japanese in a naval battle. Guadalcanal was the first significant US victory on land against the Japanese - it proved to both sides the Americans could beat the Japanese on land.

9. Japanese kamikazes
suicide attacks[->12] by military aviators[->13] from the Empire of Japan[->14] against Allied[->15] naval vessels in the closing stages of the Pacific campaign[->16] of World War II[->17]

10. “I shall return,”
During WWII, General Douglas MacArthur made the statement, 'I came out of Bataan and I shall return'

11. strategy in the Pacific
islandhopping (leapfrogging)

12. Hiroshima and...

Similar Essays