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.
May 7-8, 1942, an important battle happen, that is the Battle of Coral Sea. The Battle was fought by air planes on both sides, There was no ship involved at all. The Japanese wanted to capture New Guinea and leave Australia out. The Coral Sea actions happen from a Japanese operation, they wanted to capture Port Moresby, on New Guinea's southern-eastern coast. Japanese air base threaten Australia and supported plans for future expansion, trying to help Australia get out of the war and exchange the strategic defense of Japan's oceanic empire.
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.
Operation Hawaii: Yamamoto had plans on neutralizing and sinking the U.S. Fleet in Hawaii Waters, this would allow japan the time to consolidate its empire. The war would begin with a massive blow against the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Americans were unaware of the plan and they see the Japanese to be inferior to them and unsuited as soldiers and aviators. On November 26, 1941, 6:00 am, the task force sailed to pearl harbor, staying undetected. There was no sun, moon nor stars so the weather was in their favor until the morning they launched their attack, which made navigation difficult.
Japan was attacking America’s ships and planes. Japan went home with the victory, but the next day America declared war on Japan. The Coral Sea battle lasted from May 4 –May 8 1942. This battle was fought by America and Australia vs Japan. Japan wanted to invade New Guinea and the Solomon Islands for their oil and land.
Days before the U.S. convoy planned to invade the Philippines, the Japanese had their plan. Splitting their forces into three groups, named Northern, Center, and Southern, the Japanese Northern Force would try to draw the U.S. ships protecting the main landing force away. This would allow the remaining two attack groups, Southern and Center Force, to trap the landing craft in a crossfire and destroy them. This plan, ... ... middle of paper ... ... very heavily used as an emergency landing strip for B-29 bombers and an air base for the bomber fighter escorts. Although the island was going to be used for the invasion of the Japanese home islands, this plan was never put into action.
The Battle of Midway Battle Analysis Prior to the Battle of Midway, American involvement in World War two was just beginning. On June 4th 1942 Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamo launched an attack on the Midway atoll, commencing one of the greatest naval battles in history. Only 6 months after its attack on Pearl Harbor, Japan’s carrier fleet was viewed as strong and nearly invincible. America’s decisive victory over the Japanese fleet swayed the momentum of the Pacific war. Beginning on June 4th 1942, the Battle of Midway took place six months after the United States became involved in World War two due to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
However, the Imperial Navy was stopped at an encounter a month back, and wanted to gain their control back ("The Battle of Midway"). Also, the Imperial Navy sought to use this island to their advantage by taking it over from the U.S. Having control over this base would allow Japan to advance even farther ... ... middle of paper ... ...tives. ("Battle of Midway: 4-7 June 1942"). Besides showing off the military power that the Americans truly held, the Battle of Midway accomplished one last goal. Finally in the war, the Allies were able to dwindle their concerns down to just one nation.
They figured Americans would be relaxed and less alert. The Japanese plan of destroying the Pacific Fleet was simple and should have been fool proof. In this case, the Americans couldn’t fight back. The plan was to crush the American Navy at Naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Vice Admiral Chichi Nagumo sent six aircraft carriers, 24 supporting ships, and a pack of submarines for the attack to sink Americans ships that escape.
The Battle of Iwo Jima In the early morning of 19 February 1945, United States Marines assigned to the 3rd, 4th and 5th Marine Division led the initial assault on the Japanese controlled island of Iwo Jima, with the objective of capturing and securing the island. This was the beginning of one of the fiercest and bloodiest; and more decisively, the most strategically important battles fought during World War II. After the dust had settled, and the smoke had cleared, the causalities and losses were astounding. 6,821 U.S. Marines along with 18,844 members of the Imperial Japanese Army had paid the ultimate sacrifice. A decisive US victory on the island of Iwo Jima later played a pivotal role in the overarching defeat of the Japanese Empire and its Armed Forces (Morison, 1945).