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The Allies Stem the Japanese Tide

On the Asian Mainland, Japanese troops overran Hong Kong, French Indochina, Malaya, Burma, Thailand, and much of China.

On March 11, 1942, MacArthur left the Philippines, as he left he pledged to the thousands of men who did not make it out saying "I shall return"

80,000 American and Filipino troops battled the Japanese for control

General Douglas MacArthur was in command of Allied forces on the islands during the Japanese invasion in 1941

Japanese Advances

They also swept south and east across the Pacific and two islands in the Aleutian chain (which was part of Alaska)

Doolittle's Raid

Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle led 16 bombers in the attack

Air raid over Japan lifted America’s sunken spirits at the same time it dampened spirits in Japan

In the spring of 1942 Allies began to turn the tide against the Japanese.This push began on April 18 with a daring raid on Tokyo and other Japanese cities

The Main Allied Forces in the Pacific were Americans and Australians

May 1942 they succeeded in stopping the Japanese drive toward Australia in the five-day Battle of the Coral Sea

During this battle, the fighting was done by airplanes that took off from enormous aircraft carriers, not a single shot was fired by surface ships

Battle of the Coral Sea

For the first time since Pearl Harbor, a Japanese invasion had been stopped and turned back

Admiral Chester Nimitz was the commander of American naval forces in the Pacific

Battle of Midway

The Battle of Midway was a turning point in the Pacific War

Battle of the Coral Sea

Chester Nimitz

General Douglas MacArthur


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