The war between the US and Japan between 1941 and 1945.
The Japanese make a sneak attack on the US on a Sunday. Including Kamikazes, the Japanese only lose 30 men during the assault. Thousands of US sailors were left dead or dying.
The ships never saw one another nor shot at one another. Only aircraft carriers engaged the other nation's aircraft carriers.
A horrific defeat for the Japanese navy, the US successfully defeats a Naval force.
The first major offensive of the Allies in the Pacific.
The second major offensive made by the Allies in the Pacific.
A battle in which US and Filipino forces worked together to defeat the Japanese.
The battle over Iwo Jima was considered the most brutal and fiercest battle in the Pacific Theatre, where all but 216 of the Japanese soldiers fought to the death or committed suicide.
An 82-day-long assault on the Japanese Island of Okinawa, the battle was the largest in the Pacific Theater of war. Japan lost at least 100,000 men and thousands of civilians, and the Americans lost over 50,000 troops.
Only two bombs were dropped by the United States. The Little Boy and the Fat Man were the names of the two atomic bombs released. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were devastated with thousands instantly killed and even thousands more left dead from radiation poisoning and cancer caused by the radiation.