World War 2 in the Pacific

 

This page contains information and resources on battles and topics related to World War II in the Pacific theater. The topics covered in this section include:

 

 

 

World War II Pacific Battle Map:

 

Pacific Theater Battles and Campaigns - 1941-1945

The following map plots the locations of the 131 significant World War II battles and campaigns in the Pacific theater from 1941-1945. Below the map is a listing of the significant Pacific theater battles and campaigns sorted by date.

 

Doolittle Raid:

 

April 18, 1942 

 

The Doolittle Raid: April 18, 1942

Enterprise CV-6 is the flagship of TF-16, which launches the Doolittle Raid on Japan in April 1942.

 

The Doolittle Raid

History Animated's recounting of the Doolittle Raid with animated maps.

 

Doolittle Raid Remembered

This website is intended to provide accurate information for persons interested in learning more about the men who took part in the Doolittle Raid as well as the equipment used and other related subjects.

 

Doolittle Tokyo Raiders

The official website of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders with pictures, clips, personal stories and a forum.

 

HyperWar: The Tide Turns

World War II, Pacific Theater of Operations: Halsey-Doolittle Raid, Battle of the Coral, Battle of Midway, and the Aleutians Campaign.

 

Maritime Quest

Maritime Quest provides a small collection of rare, high quality images related to the Doolittle Raid.

 

Battle of the Coral Sea:

 

May 4 - 8, 1942 

 

The Battle for Australia - Battle of the Coral Sea

The Battle of the Coral Sea described and analyzed from an Australian perspective.

 

Battle of the Coral Sea

History Animated's recounting of the battle of the Coral Sea with animated maps.

 

Battle of the Coral Sea - 4-8 May 1942

Summary of the battle from the Australian War Memorial.

 

The Battle of the Coral Sea - U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command

U.S. Department of the Navy summary of the Battle of the Coral Sea between Japanese and American forces in May 1942.

 

The Battle of the Coral Sea - U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command

Overview and special image selection.

 

Coral Sea Images - U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command

Historical overview and special image selection on the Battle of the Coral Sea, May 7-8, 1942. The U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command is the official history program of the U.S. Department of the Navy.

 

HyperWar: The Tide Turns

World War II, Pacific Theater of Operations: Halsey-Doolittle Raid, Battle of the Coral, Battle of Midway, and the Aleutians Campaign.

 

Aleutian Islands:

 

June 3 - 4, 1942 
March 27, 1943 
May 11 - 30, 1943
August 15, 1943 

 

The Aleutians Campaign

History Animated's recounting of the Aleutians Campaign with animated maps.

 

The Aleutians Home Page

Alaska's Aleutian Islands - home to many during and after WWII. Includes photos and stories of the men and women who lived in the Aleutians during these times.

 

Aleutian Islands - U.S. Army Center of Military History

One of a series of fourteen studies of World War II operations originally published by the War Department's Historical Division and now returned to print as part of the Army's commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of that momentous clash of arms.

 

HyperWar: The Tide Turns

World War II, Pacific Theater of Operations: Halsey-Doolittle Raid, Battle of the Coral, Battle of Midway, and the Aleutians Campaign.

 

Researcher @ Large - The Attack on Dutch Harbor, Alaska

Information and photographs about the attack on Dutch Harbor, Alaska, during World War Two.

 

Japanese World War II Surrender:

 

The Formal Surrender of the Empire of Japan, 2 September 1945 - U.S. Navy Department Library

Information, photographs, documents and resources dedicated to the surrender of Japan on board the USS Missouri, 2 September 1945.

 

Japanese Surrender Images - U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command

Historical overview and special image selection on the Japanese surrender in September 1945. The U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command is the official history program of the U.S. Department of the Navy.

 

No Surrender Japanese Holdouts After WWII

A very interesting site focused on those Japanese soldiers who - after Japan's World War II surrender - hid out, fought-on or refused to believe that the war was over. Includes a holdout chronology and registry as well as personal profiles.

 

 

Pacific Aircraft & Aviation:

 

World War II Aircraft and Aviation Resources Collection

EverythingWorldWar2's collection of information and resources related to the World War II aircraft and air forces.

 

American:

 

Annals of the Flying Tigers

All about the American Volunteer Group (AVG) Flying Tigers and their commander Claire Chennault.

 

Black Cats PBY Catalinas

U.S. Navy PBY Catalinas fighting in the Pacific during World War II.

 

The Hellcat of World War II Fame

Dedicated to the Grumman F6-F Hellcat - the United States Navy's air superiority fighter of World War Two.

 

Naval Air War in the Pacific

Photos and paintings of the United States Navy and Marine air units in action during World War II.

 

Naval Aviation Chronology in World War II

The U.S. Naval Historical Center's overview of the development of U.S. naval aviation during World War II.

 

U.S. World War II Aircraft & Aviation Resources & Pictures

EverythingWorldWar2's collection of information, photos and resources dedicated to U.S. World War II aircraft and aviation.

 

Japanese:

 

Imperial Japanese Aviation Resource Center - A Warbirds Resource Group Site

This site deals with various technical aspects of Imperial Japanese Aviation, primarily the aircraft.

 

J-aircraft.com

Dedicated to modeling Japanese aircraft and ships from the WW2 period. Web site also includes period photos and personal stories from Japanese air crews.

 

Japanese Aircraft of World War II

This is a reference site with photos, data, and info on most all of the Japanese aircraft of World War II. Over 120 aircraft types are covered.

 

Kamikaze Images

Explores diverse portrayals and perceptions of the young men who carried out suicide attacks near the end of World War II. Examines both American and Japanese views. Includes reviews of various forms that create kamikaze images, including books, films, museums, Internet, and

 

 

Additional Resources:

 

Pacific Theater Battles and Campaigns - 1941-1945

The following map plots the locations of the 131 significant World War II battles and campaigns in the Pacific theater from 1941-1945. Below the map is a listing of the significant Pacific theater battles and campaigns sorted by date.

 

World War 2 Personal Stories and Accounts - Navy and Marines

EverythingWorldWar2's collection of resources focused on World War II personal accounts and stories from navy and marine personnel.

 

World War II Ships and Naval Resources Collection

EverythingWorldWar2's collection of information and resources related to the World War II ships and navies.

 

World War II Naval Pictures and Photos

EverythingWorldWar2's collection of resources with naval-related pictures and photos from World War II.

 

World War II Aircraft and Aviation Resources Collection

EverythingWorldWar2's collection of information and resources related to the World War II aircraft and aviation.

 

The History Place - World War Two in the Pacific

Dramatics battle photos of US troops in action during World War II in the Pacific.

 

HyperWar - Pacific Theater of Operations

History of World War II, Pacific Theater of Operations. Includes HTML versions of official US Army, US Army Air Forces, US Marine Corps, and US Navy histories; and more.

 

Links to WW2 (Pacific) Submarine Pages

A detailed listing of WW2 (Pacific) Submarine web sites.

 

Naval War in Pacific

Ships, units and persons who appeared in Pacific Theatre of Operations from 7 December 1941 to 2 September 1945.

 

NavWeaps - Order of Battle: Pacific Battles

NavWeaps' comprehensive order of battle listings for all major World War II pacific theater battles.

 

Pacific War 1941-1945

This page is a joint effort by Royal Netherlands Navy Warships of World War II and The Dutch East Indies Campaign 1941-1942. The purpose of this forum is to discuss and research the Pacific War.

 

Pacific War Story

Stories from WWII from the Pacific war. From sides to President Truman to A Japanese Sub Commander. A comprehensive collection of testimonials.

 

PACIFIC WRECKS - World War II Pacific

A database of photographs, descriptions and locations of WWII wreckage remaining in Pacific.

 

WW2, Pacific War

Little known facts about the Pacific War in World War 2, the early years.

 

World War 2 Subject Index

Detailed index of EverythingWorldWar2's collection of information and resources related to World War II. This includes battles, maps, pictures, photos, documents, timelines, museums, forums, D-Day, Pearl Harbor, the European, African and Pacific war theaters, ships, u-boats, naval forces, aircraft, aviation, air forces, tanks, weapons, personal stories, military units, militaria, collectibles, books, video clips and special World War II topics.