Japanese launched a sneak attack on the Pearl harbor situated on the Oahu island in Hawaii.
US Philippine invasion
7 december 1941 - March 1942
Japanese forces invaded the Philippine and forced 70 000 US soldiers to surrender.
Battle of The Coral Sea
A battle between US and Japanese carriers and fighters planes to protect and to invade the Australian territory.
There was no winner nor loser in the ned of the battle.
The Battle of Midway
4 June 1942
A battle in the Midway Islands where Japanese lost to the United States and where they sustained serious injuries as the lost of 4 aircraft carriers.
August 1942 - February 1943
A fight between Japanese and US soldiers for the Guadalcanal island.
After 6 months of intense battle the US soldiers won the battle.
United States tried to invade Japanese key islands as Tarawa, Marshall, Mariana, Volcano and Bonin islands. In the ends despite the two side having sustained heavy injuries and loss the United States won the islands.
Battle of Leyte Gulf
The largest naval battle in history where US troops crushed Japanese forces and left the Japanese unable to defend themselves in the end of the war.
Tokyo in fire
The US bombers bombarded Tokyo setting the Japanese capital in fire.