Had the U.S lost at Midway, the Japanese would have achieved their goal, and finished what Pearl Harbor started by permanently crippling the U.S Navy. In a Preface from an excerpt by Japanese Airman Fushida Mituso (Who famously Shouted “Tora, tora, tora”) the Japanese loss at Midway did the exact opposite of crippling the Navy. “During the Next two years while Japan’s Shipyards Splashed out six new heavy carriers, America’s turned out 17” (Mituso). Ultimately the Pacific Theater, and WWII ended on August 15th 1945 after two atomic bombs were dropped on Japan, however, The Battle of Midway, the turning point of the Theater would not have been won had it not been for the various technological advantages and desires for revenge of pearl harbor.
Japan wanted to invade New Guinea and the Solomon Islands for their oil and land. Japan successfully invaded Tulagi in Solomon Islands on May 3- 4. May 8-7 both sides suffered great losses in aircraft and carriers because they were either sunk or damaged so both sides disengaged from the battle area. Both of these were important events that caused the battle of Midway. The Japanese battle plan was extraordinary for both its ambition and complexity.
They struck Guadalcanal fast after they broke through Japanese Navy and got everything fixed. The Essex- Class Carrier was coming, and was going to help put an end to the war by getting the bombs there by cleaning out all the Solomon Islands leading to Japan while also gaining various airfields for use of fueling stops. Japan broke after Midway. Their Army was still just as relentless if not more when fighting though. They had dug themselves so deep into Iwa Jima it was equal to 55 miles underneath the mountain.
Madden-Fong 2 A map of Iwo Jima (Wolny). America also wanted Iwo Jima because they needed a base near Japans main islands, it would allow for the sea and air blockade of Japan and the ability to conduct air bombardment and to destroy the enemy's air and naval powers. Knowing that the island was of such importance, the Japanese needed desperately to maintain control of it. There were about twenty two thousand soldiers under the command of Lieutenant General Kuribayashi. These soldiers had had the time to build very strong defensive positions throughout the island.
The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor was due to the United States cutting off oil to the Japanese. 12. Battle of Midway The next target for the Japanese was the Midway Island that was located west of Hawaii and American airfield. Luckily, there were Allied code decoders that helped Admiral Chester Nimitz to have knowledge about the Japanese heading to Midway. The battle took place on June 4th.
“Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt. Pearl Harbor was the cataclysmal event that plunged us into World War II. Although the bombing on Pearl Harbor devastated the American Naval force in the Pacific, America pushed on through the struggle and won the war. To further examine the day, there were many factors that created the cause and effects of the attack. TRAINING PARAGRAPH The Empire of Japan attacked the harbor at about 0800.
Up until the Battle of Midway, the Japanese ruled the seas in the Second World War. This however, changed when the United States dominated them at the Midway Atoll ("The Importance of the Battle of Midway"). Japan had several objectives that led it to initiate fighting at the Battle of Midway, both sides engaged in intense fighting, using all of their available ships, weapons and resources, and the Battle of Midway had lasting effects, playing a major role in the rest of the war. The Japanese had several goals that led them to attempt to take over the Midway Atoll. The admiral of the Japanese navy planned out wiping out as much as he could of the American presence in the seas ("The Battle of Midway").
"It was the decisive battle of the Pacific offensive [...] it opened the way to the Japanese home islands (Nalty, Shaw, & Turnbladh, 1966)." By November 1944, U.S. B29 bombers had commenced bombing operations on the Japanese capital city, Tokyo, from airfields located on the U.S. control island of Saipan. After the fall of Saipan, Imperial Japanese Army and Naval forces were deployed to the island of Iwo Jima; a very small island, approxim... ... middle of paper ... ...these intelligence failures, more emphasis is now placed on the creation of intelligence products used on the battlefield. All possible enemy courses of actions are now red teamed in an attempt to produce a much accurate analytical product. 19 February 1945 marked the beginning of one of the fiercest and bloodiest; and more decisively, the most strategically important battles fought during World War II.
The Battle of Midway On June 3rd, 1942, the United States declared war on Imperialistic Japan and Nazi Germany. Due to the bombing of the United States' naval base at Pearl Harbor by the Japanese the U.S. was forced to take action. The United States began their first naval battle near the Midway islands in defense of its pacific fleet and positioning. Midway was the Japanese' last goal for its western expansion in the Pacific. Just after midnight on June 4th,1942, the United States attacked a fleet of Japanese transport ships.
This was the reason that made the naval battle at Leyte Gulf the largest naval clash between the United States and Japan during World War II. Before the battle even began U.S. carriers were raiding the Philippines and destroying Japanese aircraft based there. These raids brought the Japanese planes down to around two hundred in number. Japanese tacticians were forced to reconsider their options because of this disadvantage. Days before the U.S. convoy planned to invade the Philippines, the Japanese had their plan.