Pearl Harbor •Pearl Harbor was Greatest Air attack over the Oceans ever seen. •7 December 1941 •Secret attack planned by Japanese Pearl Harbor: Japanese Attack They Came in 2 waves, 1st at 7:40 from the west, 2nd at 8:50 from the east Involved 6 major battleships 420 planes Fast battle ships Cruisers Destroyers Large submarines equipped with mini subs for close to shore harbored ships Pearl Harbor: After Effects on America Had set up “Battleship Row” in which they had some of their strongest ships. Japanese attempted to crush them all (9 ships where sunk) Main targets hit where: Navy ships 8 sunk Aircrafts 2/3 where destroyed/out of use Docks/harbors Navy yards 2400 Americans killed Battle of the Coral Sea •Japanese goal was to invade Port Moresby •Japan was forced to cancel their Port Moresby seaborne invasion. •2 carrier was eliminated for the upcoming Midway operation Battle of Midway •June 4-7 of 1942 •It was a Major tuning point of the Pacific War •The Japanese Goal was to knock out the American defenses and establish a Japanese airbase •US were able to took offensive after their victory D- Day •June 6 of 1944 •Major turning point of WWII •Great Britain, American and Canada invaded the beaches of Normandy, France. D-Day •Able to get a firm hold on Hitler’s “fortress Europe” •US force was center of Omaha beach •Able to overrun the German beach defenses by July 25 Battle of the Bulge •December 16 of 1944 to end of January of 1945 •Hitler intension was to separate Britain troop from the US troop enable to seize power at Antwerp •Largest battle fought by the US, 600,000 men US contribution •Increasing streams of supplies from the US were reaching anti-axis fighting force throughout the world •Helped Britain survive 1940 by providing destroyer •Collaborating in North Africa, invasion of Italy and then France •Nuclear weapon that made the Japanese surrender. Work Cited "The Significance of America's Participation in WWII - Pravda.Ru." Pravda.Ru: Russian News and Analysis. 29 Aug. 2010. Web. 30 Aug. 2010. <http://english.pravda.ru/main/18/90/363/9941_roosevelt.html>. “Battle of the Coral Sea." Naval History and Heritage Command. Web. 30 Aug. 2010. <http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/events/wwii-pac/coralsea/coralsea.htm>. "D-Day." World War II History Info. Web. 30 Aug. 2010. <http://www.worldwar2history.info/D-Day/>. 1943, By Late. "D-Day, the Normandy Invasion, 6-25 June 1944." Naval History and Heritage Command. Web. 30 Aug. 2010. <http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq109-1.htm>. 1944, By Late. "Battle of the Bulge." United States History. Web. 30 Aug. 2010. <http://www.u-shistory.com/pages/h1753.html>. "Naval History and Heritage Command." "Battleship Row" during the Pearl Harbor Attack. Web. 30 Aug. 2010.http://www.history.navy.mil. "Overview and Special Image Selection." Naval History and Heritage Command. Web. 30 Aug. 2010.http://www.history.navy.mil. "Pearl Harbor." Olive - Drab. 3 Aug. 2009. Web. 30 Aug. 2010.http://www.olive-drab.com. "Pearl Harbor Raid, 7 December 1941." Naval History and Heritage Command. Web. 30 Aug. 2010.http://www.history.navy.mil. "Raid Aftermath." Naval History and Heritage Command. Web. 30 Aug. 2010. <http://www.history.navy.mil>.