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Japanese navy never fully recovered, "the beginning to the end" Codebreaking played a significant role in US victor. It revealed the Japanese plan to ambush the US
july 6th 1944
largest amphibious attack in history, the start of the allied push to victory. 50 mile stretch of Normandy coastline (5000 ships) (300,000 troops)
Great Marianas Turkey Shoot( four times as many Japanese planes down than Americans) ...U.S aircraft are far superior to Japanese Aircraft.
US General MacArthur returns to the Philipeans (strategic to allies) Japan had severe lose and many retreated to the mountains
The Coral Sea:
First long range battle between aircraft carries. Japan had to call off invasion plans. USS Lexington initially scuttled
Battle of the Atlantic:
Featured submarines and radars lasting 3 years. Radio interception and code breaking. Merchant ships were being sunk (3000) and 800 U-boats. The merchant's ships were sailing in large convoys germans planned to blockade Europe.
the largest naval battle in history. The first time the Japanese used kamikaze as a method of destruction. All battleships and light carriers of Japan were destroyed.
Sustained bombing from the air and shelling from the sea did little to prevent the Japanese from defending this island... an iconic picture of the flag raising.
Battle of the Bulge:
Dec 1944- jan 1945
German counter offensive...Germany forced the Allies to bend not break...Germans ran short on fuel and other supplies and were not able to sustain the attack.
allied invasion on Italy Allies staged a massive amphibious operation to force the defenders to split their forces or be surrounded. the Germans surrounded the area with equivalent forces and dug defensive position, allies were pushed back almost to the beachhead
US, Soviet Union, England
Germany, Japan, Italy
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