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1

Within 5 months of Pearl Harbor, Japanese overrun __ (9)

Hong Kong, French Indochina, Malaya, Burma, Thailand, Dutch East Indies, Guam, Wake Island, 2 islands in Aleutian chain in Alaska

2

Phillippines:
General __ __; __ invade with 200,000; General retreats to __ vowing "I will __"

Douglass MacArthur, Japanese, Australia, return

3

What occurred in April 1942?

Doolittle Raid

4

Doolittle Raid:
16 __ bombers commanded by James Doolittle; took off from the __ and dropped bombs on __; during daytime raid with no __ value

B-25, Hornet, Tokyo, strategic

5

Doolittle Raid:
Planes went down in __; made Japan realize the island was __; __ felt better

China, vulnerable, Americans

6

By 1942, Japanese armies at the gates of __ and Japanese fleet menacing __ (even __ __ is threatened)

India, Australia, Pacific Coast

7

What occurred in May 1942?

Battle of Coral Sea

8

Battle of Coral Sea:
Combined __ and __ fleet; intercepted a __ fleet; no __ to __ fighting, all fighting was done by carrier based __; US and Australia lose more __, but it halts Japanese effort to invade __

American and Australian, Japanese, ship to ship, planes, ships, Australia

9

What occurred in June 1942?

Battle of Midway

10

Battle of Midway:
__ victory; Japan lost: __ aircraft carriers (__ be replaced), __ planes destroyed and many others __ __; Americans lost: __ carrier and __ destroyer, __ planes lost; Proved __ was more important than __

American, 4, can't, 253, badly damaged, 1, 1, 150, aircraft, ships

11

When does the leapfrog to Japan begin?

August 1942

12

Japan was protected by __ miles of water and hundreds of __ __

3000, fortified islands

13

US __ take every island, but will __ to important ones

won't, leapfrog

14

__ and __ will mop up garrisons the US passed

Australia and New Zealand

15

Guadalcanal:
In __ __, 1000 mile barrier east of New Guinea and Australia; American fleet commander: __ __ __; Rote a massive __ force; use it as a valuable base for __ offensive; Fleet admiral of US Navy: __ __ __

Solomon Islands
Admiral William Halsey
Japanese
American
Admiral Chester Nimitz