WWII - Pacific ...

 

 

Pearl Harbor: December 7, 1941

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_on_Pearl_Harbor

Casualties and losses:

> US: 4 battleships sunk, 4 battleships damaged, 2 destroyers sunk, 2 other ships sunk, 3 damaged,

3 cruisers damaged, 188* aircraft destroyed, 159* aircraft damaged,

2,403* military killed, 1,178* military wounded, 68 civilians killed, 35 civilians wounded.

> Japan: 4 midget submarines sunk, 1 midget submarine run aground, 29 aircraft destroyed,

64 killed, 1 submariner captured.

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_on_Pearl_Harbor#American_casualties_and_damages

All U.S. ships except Arizona, Utah, and Oklahoma were salvaged and later saw action.

- http://ww2db.com/photo.php?list=sp&sp=dt&dt=19411207

    122 photos - 7 Dec 1941

 

Battle of Midway: June 4-7 1942

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Midway

Casualties and losses:

US: 1 carrier sunk, 1 destroyer sunk, 150 aircraft destroyed, 307 killed.

Japan: 4 carriers sunk, 1 cruiser sunk, 248 carrier aircraft destroyed, 3,057 killed.

(Four of the six Japanese carriers that attacked Pearl Harbor were sunk at Midway: Soryu, Kaga, Akagi, and Hiryu.)

 

Battle of Guadalcanal: August 1942 - February 1943

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guadalcanal_Campaign

Casualties and losses:

US: 7,100 killed, 4 captured, 29 ships lost, 615 aircraft lost

Japan: 31,000 killed, 1,000 captured, 38 ships lost, 683880 aircraft lost

 

Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: Nov 1942

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_Battle_of_Guadalcanal

Casualties and losses:

US: 2 cruisers, 7 destroyers sunk, 36 aircraft destroyed, 1,732 killed.

Japan: 2 battleships, 1 cruiser, 3 destroyers, 11 transports sunk, 64 aircraft  destroyed, 1,900 killed

 

Battle of Tarawa: Nov 1943

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tarawa

Casualties and losses:

US: U.S Marine Corps: 1,000 killed, 2,296 wounded, U.S Navy: 687 killed

Japan: All but 146 of 5,000 killed, 17 Japanese and 129 Koreans captured

 

Battle of Peleliu: Sept-Nov 1944

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Peleliu

Casualties and losses:

US: 1,794 killed, 8,010 wounded

Japan: 10,695 killed, 202 captured

 

Battle of Manila: Feb-March 1945

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Manila_%281945%29

Casualties and losses:

U.S./Filipino: 1,010 killed, 5,565 wounded, 100,000 Filipino civilians killed (many during the Manila massacre*)

Japan: 12,000 killed

* Manila massacre - February 1945: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manila_massacre

 

Battle of Iwo Jima: Feb-March 1945

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Iwo_Jima

Casualties and losses:

US: 8,776 dead*, 21,000 wounded*, USS Bismarck Sea (CVE-95) sunk, 318 crewmen lost

Japan: 22,000 dead*, 216 captured

* Eyewitness account: http://www.americanveteranscenter.org/avcvideo/world-war-ii/uncommon-valor-the-battle-of-iwo-jima/

 

Battle of Okinawa: April-June, 1945

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Okinawa

Casualties and losses:

US: 12,513 killed, 38,916 wounded, 33,096 non-combat losses

Japan: 110,000 killed, 7,40010,755 captured, Estimated 42,000150,000 civilians  killed.

(It is said that the Japanese kamakazies did most of their damage in Okinawa, however difficult to quantify.)

 

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Aug 6 - Aug 9, 1945

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_bombings_of_Hiroshima_and_Nagasaki

Casualties: killed 90,000166,000 people in Hiroshima and 60,00080,000 in Nagasaki.

 

Surrender of Japan: V-J Day

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surrender_of_Japan

August 15, 1945 signed Sept 2, 1945 in Tokyo Bay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcnH_kF1zXc - Video 8:37

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70th Anniversary of VE Day

- https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/ve-day-70th-anniversary

May 8, 2015

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9AAm6kyCyg

Video: 2:02

 

70th Anniversary of VJ Day

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYMJUkZgIm0

Sep 2, 2015

 

All WWII battles: http://ww2db.com/battle.php?list=all

 

//   Estimates of lives lost in the European and Pacific theaters of World War II range from 40 - 70 million.