What was the BATAAN DEATH MARCH?
Japanese forced a march over 60 miles killing thousands of Filipino and American prisoners
What was the BATTLE OF MIDWAY?
TURNING POINT of the war in the Pacific
What was the BATTLE OF THE CORAL SEA?
first time in naval history that enemy ships fought a battle without seeing each other
What was the BATTLE OF GUADALCANAL?
6 month battle of which was said "it's not a place , but an emotion"
What was the BATTLE OF IWO JIMA?
battle for an island base closer to Japan, included planting a flag on Mt. Suribachi
What is ISLAND HOPPING?
allied strategy to invade inslands not heavily guarded by the Japanese
What was BATTLE FOR OKINAWA?
battle for an island base closer to Japan, started in April
Who was DOUGLAS MACARTHUR?
top American general in the Pacific
Who was JAMES DOOLITTLE?
led daring air raids on Japanese cities
Who was J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER?
top American scientist on the MANHATTAN PROJECT
Who was TOKYO ROSE?
a Japanese radio announcer who broadcast propaganda to American troops
What was the MANHATTAN PROJECT?
top secret program to build the atomic bomb
What happened to HIROSHIMA?
first Japanese city to have the Atomic bomb dropped on them
What happened to NAGASAKI?
second Japanese city to have the atomnic bomb dropped on them
Who were the CODE TALKERS?
Navajo Indians who used their native language to transmit secret messages during the war for the USA
What was the BATTLE OF LEYTE GULF?
LARGEST naval battle in history
What was a KAMIKAZE?
Japanese suicide pilots
What was the ENOLA GAY?
the name of the B-29 bomber that dropped the first atomic bomb
What was V-J DAY?
victory in Japan Day