WWII Pacific Timeline

Events

Japanese invasion of Manchuria

September 19, 1931 - February 27, 1932

The Kwantung Army of the Empire of Japan invaded Manchuria

Yellow River Flood

June 9, 1938

a flood created by the Nationalist Government in central China during the early stage of the Second Sino-Japanese War in an attempt to halt the rapid advance of Japanese forces.

Pearl Harbor

December 7 1941

A Japanese sneak attack on the US

US and Britain declare War on Japan

December 8 1941

Invasion of Philippines

8 December 1941

The Commonwealth of the Philippines was attacked by the Empire of Japan

Japan takes the Philippians

December 8 1941 - May 1942

Japanese internment camps

February 19, 1942 - March 20, 1946

Battle of Midway

June 4 1942 - June 7 1942

A defeat for the Japanese. US defeats a Naval force

Battle of Iwo Jima

February 19 1945 - March 26 1945

Considered to be the most brutal battle in the Pacific

Battle of Okinawa

April 1, 1945 - June 15, 1945

Assault on the Japanese. Japan lost at least 100,000 men and thousands of civilians.

Bombing of Hiroshima

August 6 1945

The first Atomic Bomb by the the Unied States was dropped. The Little Boy

Bombing of Nagasaki

August 9, 1945

The second bomb by the US was dropped. The Fat Man

Japan Surrenders

August 14, 1945

Japan surrendered from the war