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    After the Doolittle Raid, the Japanese realized the US were still threats to their expansion. Admiral Yamamoto selected to attack the Midway Atoll a US outpost that the US would defend vigorously in order to destroy their fleet once, and for all. The breaking of one of Japan’s secure codes “JN 25”. When the US broke this code, it gave them information about the impending attack on the Midway outpost.Admiral Chester W. Nimitz decided with this information that the fight would be in the air so he left

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    Bombs fell from the sky from planes with white rectangles and a red dot onto one of the United States’ smallest states. A Japanese admiral of a fleet of both futuristic submarines and deadly warships, plotted to bomb the US’s only Pacific Island state after the Battle of Midway (Chambers, John Whiteclay. The Oxford Companion to American Military History: 2000. Print.). Isoroku Yamamoto was one of the US’s greatest opponents during World War II. He led by example by planning the attack on Pearl Harbor

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    significant impact on America and the way our people lived from then on. The prior events and planning all coming down to one day were some of the most important days in the World War II era. Countless mistakes were made by the Americans and the Japanese both. The day of the attack can be remembered for all of us to honor our veterans and servicemen and women. The aftermath of the attack had a huge effect on the country and sent us to war in the Pacific. Pearl Harbor set an example in history

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    Battle Of Midway Essay

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    .” Mitsuo Fuchida, a Japanese captain in the Japanese Navy during World War 2 recalled about the Battle of Midway. The Battle of Midway took place on the island of Midway Atoll on June 4 - June 7, 1942, and was a conflict between Japan and United States of America. The Japanese Navy tried to take over the Midway Atoll, but unbeknownst to them, the U.S cracked the code and surprised them at the Midway Atoll with their navy. The code the U.S received on plans the Japanese Navy had made to siege the

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    could support a campaign that would allow them to capture or neutralize the major Japanese bases on Rabaul in New Britain. The Allied forces overwhelmed and exceeded in number the of the defenders, who had occupied the Islands in May 1942, capturing Tulagi and Florida, as well as an airfield that was under construction on Guadalcanal, renamed later as "Henderson field". Surprised by the offensive allied, the Japanese made

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    Coral Sea War

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    Imperial Japanese forces were intent on landing a large force in Port Moresby, New Guinea and seize control of air fields on the island. The secondary plan was to also isolate Australia from allied support. “Early in 1942, Japan decided to block the Allies from setting up bases in Australia. Operation MO would send a large invasion force to Port Moresby, the capital of New Guinea. From Port Moresby, the Japanese would be able to project air power beyond

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    gather more materials for trade and wealth, which there was a plethora of in the neighboring country of China. Emperor Hirohito of Japan was counted on to continue the advancement of Japanese troops in China, but he decided to

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    Matanikau

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    Matanikau—sometimes referred to as the Second and Third Battles of the Matanikau—were two separate but related engagements, which took place in the months of September and October 1942, among a series of engagements between the United States and Imperial Japanese naval and ground forces around the Matanikau River on Guadalcanal (island in the south-western Pacific, northeast of Australia) during the Guadalcanal Campaign. These particular engagements—the first taking place between 23 and 27 September,

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    Natalia Chavarria August 4, 2015 Pearl Harbor, 2001 War Film, Drama Michael Bay Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale The Truth The assault on Pearl Harbor was a shock military strike led by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States maritime base at Pearl Harbor, in the United States Territory of Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941 . The assault prompted the United States' entrance into World War II. It was planned as a preventive activity with a specific end goal to keep

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    throughout Asia in land, sea, and air. The U.S. navy at first where dealt a serious of defeats by the Japanese navy and all seemed lost. A single battle turned the tide of the war in the pacific and put the Japanese on the defensive. The United States began to push the Japanese back in a serious of major land and sea battles. The Japanese had plans of evading neighboring nation, and wanted to prevent the United States from interfering. They saw the U.S. navy as a threat since they had most of their fleet

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    Cabanatuan, Luzon Island, Philippines stands fast in history as a battle of wits between Imperial Japanese Army and the partnership of the United States Armed Forces and the United States Armed Forces Far East (USAFFE) Filipino Guerilla Forces. Americans and Allied Armed Forces used distraction tactics and precise human collected intelligence to successfully free over 500 Prisoners of War (POW) held by Japanese forces. The purpose of this paper is to conduct a battle analysis of the Raid of Cabanatuan

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    Imperialism Debate

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    Moderator: This debate will be focused on the topic of imperialism by the United States. Joining us tonight is author Mark Twain and President Theodore Roosevelt. Each speaker will receive the same question and will state his opinion. Afterwards there will be an open discussion, until the next question is asked. Starting with you, Mark Twain, do you support or oppose imperialism? Twain: I will begin by blatantly stating that I am opposed to all imperialism that has been done and will be done by the

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    Saig Ngo Movie Vs Book

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    Saigō is the “last samurai” in both Ravina’s book and in Zwick’s movie. The main question remains “was Saigō the last samurai “or is it simply a good title for his deep attentiveness to the “way of the warrior”? Algren acts as if he is the last Samurai, in the movie with the Saigō. Based on historical events there was no Algren and there was a deeper reflection on how Saigō became such a charismatic warrior. This paper will make comparisons from the book and the movie to decipher accurate characteristics

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    operations in the Pacific region during the war conflict with the Empire of Japan was comprised of a resourceful employment of sea, air, and land assets and a set of strategic doctrines that in the end resulted on the defeat and surrender of the Japanese forces and United States victory. Sea power and its attainment from a United States perspective played a critical and vital role in the Pacific conflict. It can be argued, based on a Mahanian perspective, that the rising of United States Forces victoriously

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    engagement between the U.S. fleet and Japanese invasion force. “It was the world’s first all-carrier battle, and the first sea battle which neither side could see each other” (Pacific Aviation). The Battle of the Coral Sea helped the Battle of Midway (occurred on the following month)by destroying 2 Japanese carrier ships (Shokaku and Zuikaku.) The battle thwarted the invasion of Port Moresby to July 3 1942 (until the Battle of Midway settle the invasion). Japanese forces had been planning to invade

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    main advance machinery used in the Battle of Midway. "The American navy destroyed four Japanese aircraft carriers and lost only one of their own."(. ) The USS Yorktown was an aircraft carrier built in 1936 and used in the Battle of Midway . "The air crews who took off from the Yorktown are credited with finding and bombing the Japanese carrier Hiryu."(. ) The carrier was also credited with sinking three of the six Japanese carriers used to launch the attack on the Pearl Harbor. The U.S. aircraft

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    What was the Battle of Attu? Why was Attu important to the Allies? It was a battle between the American and the Japanese armies during the World War II. This battle was fought from May 11 to May 30, 1943. In June 1942, the Japanese army had seized the United States owned islands in end of Alaska’s Aleutian chain. The reason for invading Attu and Kiska might have been to turn away U.S. forces during their attack on Midway Island in the central Pacific. Exactly six months after the attack at Pearl

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    Douglas MacArthur was an American five-star general. He was promoted to Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s. After that MacArthur played a leading role in the Pacific during World War II. He won the prestigious Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines. He rose to the rank of General in the US Army, and was named a field marshal in the Philippine Army. In 1903, MacArthur graduated at the top of his class from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. As a junior officer

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    Operation Jubilee was the raid into Dieppe, France on August 19, 1942. The raid was comprised of six thousand Soldiers and Marines supported by an additional four thousand Sailors and Airmen. The operation was carried out by three separate ‘Force Commanders,’ Rear Admiral H.T. Baillie-Grohman, Air Vice-Marshal Trafford Leigh-Mallory, and Major General Hamilton Roberts. Each commander directed his respective sea, air, or land service. The raid was to be conducted in four phases: Commandos would

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    Truman War Research Paper

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    such extensive power that Truman did during the end of the war, would you use it? On the early morning of December 7, 1941, the Japanese empire, under the leadership of Hideki Tojo, striked an unprecedented blow to the United States Navy and the country itself at the naval base Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. From Pearl Harbor, to the Battle of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, the Japanese continued to possess a perpetual and relentless tenacity to fight until their last breath. One thing especially evident to the Americans

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