Pacific War
The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theatre of World War II which was fought in the Pacific and East Asia. It was fought over a vast area which included the Pacific Ocean a...
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Alaska’s Forgotten Japanese Internment Camp Rediscovered
Earlier this month, archaeologists announced they have pinpointed the location of Alaska’s only Japanese internment camp, a long-forgotten facility built on an Anchorage army base at the onset of Worl...
The Kamikaze Pilot Who Took His Wife On His Last Flight
Even though World War Two had come to an end, the story of a Japanese couple who met their death in a deliberate kamikaze suicide flight against Soviet troops has come to light and has been turned int...
AMAZING: 'Lucky' Yamaguchi, The Man Who Survived Both The Hiroshima And Nagasaki Atomic Bombs
  Tsutomu Yamaguchi was a survivor of both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings during World War II. Although at least 160 people are known to have been affected by both bombings, he is the onl...
Why Did The U.S. Choose Hiroshima?
Seventy years ago, an atomic bomb wiped a city off the map. The committee that picked the target knew the destruction would be awful, but hoped it could end the war and stop future use of such bombs. ...
The Remains Of Nearly 400 US Servicemen Killed At Pearl Harbor Are To Be Exhumed
The remains of nearly 400 US servicemen killed at Pearl Harbor are to be exhumed so they may be identified and given individual burials, the US says. The sailors and Marines were aboard the battleship...
Lt. Col. Robert Hite of 'Doolittle Tokyo Raiders' dead at 95
"Today he decided to go home and be with his wife," Wallace Hite said. Hite was among 80 men aboard 16 B-25 bombers whose mission was to strike Japan in April 1942. While the attack inflicted only sca...
Battlefields and bunkers: Exploring Okinawa's World War II history
With the exception of the march across the Philippine island of Luzon, the battle of Okinawa was the only major American land campaign in the Pacific during World War II. Launched on Easter Sunday, Ap...
Microsoft co-founder: I found sunken Japan battleship
A resarch team led by Microftsoft co-founder Paul Allen says it found a the Japanese battleship Musashi, which sunk off the Philippines during WWII.
"Japan's War in Colour"
Using rare and, in some cases, never before seen color footage, this documentary examines World War II from the perspective of the Japanese. The film also ut...
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United States Navy in World War II
The United States Navy grew rapidly during World War II from 1941–45, and played the central role in the war against Japan, and (after the British Royal Navy) a major role in the European war against ...
Battle of the Coral Sea
The Battle of the Coral Sea, fought during 4–8 May 1942, was a major naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II between the Imperial Japanese Navy and naval and air forces from the United Sta...
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New Guinea campaign
The New Guinea campaign of the Pacific War lasted from January 1942 until the end of the war in August 1945. In the initial phase in 1942, the Empire of Japan invaded the Australian-administered terri...
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Solomon Islands campaign
The Solomon Islands campaign was a major campaign of the Pacific War of World War II. The campaign began with Japanese landings and occupation of several areas in the British Solomon Islands and Boug...
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Guadalcanal Campaign
The Guadalcanal Campaign, also known as the Battle of Guadalcanal and codenamed Operation Watchtower by Allied forces, was a military campaign fought between 7 August 1942 and 9 February 1943 on and a...
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Burma Campaign 1942-1943
The Burma Campaign in the South-East Asian Theatre of World War II took place over four years from 1942 to 1945. During the first year of the campaign, the Imperial Japanese Army (with aid from Thai f...
Allied submarines in the Pacific War
Allied submarines were used extensively during the Pacific War and were a key contributor to the defeat of the Empire of Japan. During the war, submarines of the United States Navy were responsible fo...
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Operation Ichi-Go
Operation Ichi-Go (一号作戦 Ichi-gō Sakusen, lit. "Operation Number One") was a campaign of a series of major battles between the Imperial Japanese Army forces and the National Revolutionary Army of the R...
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Burma Campaign 1944
The fighting in the Burma Campaign in 1944 was among the most severe in the South-East Asian Theatre of World War II. It took place along the borders between Burma and India, and Burma and China, and ...
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Battle of Saipan
The Battle of Saipan was a battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, fought on the island of Saipan in the Mariana Islands from 15 June–9 July 1944. The Allied invasion fleet embarking the exped...
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Battle of the Philippine Sea
The Battle of the Philippine Sea (June 19–20, 1944) was a decisive naval battle of World War II which eliminated the Imperial Japanese Navy's ability to conduct large-scale carrier actions. It took ...
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Battle of Leyte Gulf
The Battle of Leyte Gulf, formerly known as the Second Battle of the Philippine Sea, is generally considered to be the largest naval battle of World War II and, by some criteria, possibly the largest ...
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Philippines Campaign (1944-45)
The Philippines campaign of 1944–1945, (OPERATION MUSKETEER I, II, and III) the Battle of the Philippines 1944–1945, or the Liberation of the Philippines was the American and Filipino campaign to defe...
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End of World War II in the Pacific
The end of World War II in Asia occurred on 14 and 15 August 1945, when armed forces of Japan surrendered to the forces of the Allied Powers. The surrender came just over three months after the surren...
Battle of Iwo Jima
141°19′E / 24.783°N 141.317°E / 24.783; 141.317The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February – 26 March 1945) was a major battle in which the United States Armed Forces landed and event...
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Burma Campaign 1944-1945
The Burma Campaign in the South-East Asian Theatre of World War II was fought primarily by British Commonwealth, Chinese and United States forces against the forces of the Empire of Japan, who were as...
Burma Campaign 1944-1945 - Wikipedia
Borneo campaign (1945)
The Borneo Campaign of 1945 was the last major Allied campaign in the South West Pacific Area during World War II. In a series of amphibious assaults between 1 May and 21 July, the Australian I Corps,...
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Battle of Okinawa
The Battle of Okinawa, codenamed Operation Iceberg, was fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa and was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War of World War II. The 82-day-long battle lasted...
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