World War II in the South Pacific

Pacific Ocean Area

May 4-8, 1942 - Battle of Coral Sea

5/4/1942 - 5/8/1942

June 4-7, 1942 - Battle of Midway

6/4/1942 - 6/7/1942

August 11, 1942 - USMC raids Makin Atoll, Gilbert Is.

8/11/1942

March 23, 1943 - Battle of Komandorski Island, Aleutian Is.

3/23/1943

Guadalcanal Campaign

July 4, 1942 - Japanese airfield construction on Guadalcanal discovered

7/4/1942

Guadalcanal Campaign

8/6/1942 - Approx. 2/3/1943

August 7, 1942 - USMC lands on Guadalcanal and Tulagi

8/7/1942

August 9-10, 1942 - Battle of Savo Island

8/9/1942

August 10, 1942 - Loss of the Jarvis

Approx. 8/10/1942

Wreck: Lat. 9-34-10 S., Long. 158-59-58 E.

August 24, 1942 - Battle of the Eastern Solomons

8/24/1942

September 15, 1942 - USS Wasp sunk by IJN I-19

9/15/1942

October 15, 1942 - Loss of the Merideth

10/15/1942

Wreck: Lat 11-53 S., Long 163-20 E.

October 18, 1942 - Halsey becomes COMSOPAC

10/18/1942

October 26, 1942 - Battle of Santa Cruz Is.

10/26/1942

October 26, 1942 - USS Hornet Sunk

10/26/1942

November 12-13, 1942 - Cruiser Night Action

11/13/1942

November 14-15, 1942 - Naval Battle for Guadalcanal

11/14/1942 - 11/15/1942

November 18, 1942 - Battle of Tassafaronga, USN wins

11/18/1942

January 29, 1943 - Battle of Rennell Island

1/29/1943

February 1, 1943 - Japanese evacuate Guadalcanal

Approx. 2/1/1943 - Approx. 2/9/1943

February 21, 1943 - USMC land on Russell Island

2/21/1943

New Georgia Campaign

March 6, 1943 - Merrill sinks destroyers Murasame and Minegumo and Villa Bombarded

3/6/1943

May 7, 1943 - USN mines Blackett Strait

5/7/1943

New Georgia Campaign

6/20/1943 - Approx. 11/1/1943

June 21, 1943 - USMC lands at Segi Point, New Georgia Is.

6/21/1943

June 30, 1943 - Rendova Island secured

6/30/1943

July 5-6, 1943 - Battle of Kula Gulf

7/5/1943

July 12-13, 1943 - Battle of Kolombbangara

7/12/1943

August 6-7, 1943 - Battle of Vella Gulf

8/6/1943

August 15, 1943 - USA lands on Vella Lavella, New Georgia Group

8/15/1943

September 28 to October 3, 1943 - Japanese evacuate Kololbangara, New Georgia Group

9/28/1943 - Approx. 10/3/1943

October 6-7, 1943 - Battle of Vella Lavella

10/6/1943

Bougainville Campaign

Bougainville Campaign

10/31/1943 - Approx. 11/1/1944

USMC assaults Cape Torokina, Bouganville Is.

11/1/1943