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War in the Pacific Theater

Welcome to History Link 101's War in the Pacific Theater Page.  History Link 101 is a site developed for World History classes, by a World History teacher.     


Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941

Images of Attack on Pearl Harbor Very large collection of images of battle.
        Visual = 5 Content = 4     W8000
Attack on Pearl Harbor One page essay with some pictures.  The Japanese View of the AttackThe White House Reaction.
        Visual = 3  Content = 5    W8010

Pictures of Attack on Pearl Harbor Pictures of Pearl Harbor.
        Visual =3   Content = 2    W8020

Ships that Attacked Pearl Harbor Gives short description on the ships in the Japanese attack fleet.
        Visual = N/A Content = 5    W8030


Wake Island  

Defense of Wake Island Descriptions and photographs.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W8050

The Battle of Wake Island A very detailed account.
        Visual = 3 Content = 5    W8060

Description of Wake Island Battle Gives very extensive description of the prisoners after the battle and their prison conditions.
        Visual = V/A Content = 5     W8070

Eyewitness Recount Battle of Wake Island Hour and half video.
        Visual = 5 Content = N/A     W8080

Marines Commemorative Series, Wake Island Several long pages describe the battle.
        Visual = 3 Content = 5     W8090
  

East Indies 1942       

East Indies Descriptions along with map.
        Visual = 2 Content = 5    W8100
 
Fall of East Indies Animated maps of the progress of Japanese. Click the blue buttons on bottom to move animation forward.
        Visual = 5 Content = N/A    W8110

Battle for the Dutch East Indies Has small descriptions of major battles in campaign with detailed timeline.
        Visual = N/A Content = 5     W8120

 

Philippines Campaign December 1941- May 1942

Philippines Campaign Descriptions with map and some pictures.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W8130

Eyewitness Account of Bataan Death March One page description.
        Visual = N/A Content = 5     W8140

Battle of Philippines One page summary.
        Visual = N/A Content = 5    W8150

Battle of Philippines Summary with timeline.
        Visual = N/A Content = 5     W8160


Battle of Coral Sea May 1942

Battle of the Coral Sea Descriptions and photos.
        Visual = 4  Content = 4    W8170

One Page Description of Battle of Coral Sea 
        Visual = 3  Content = 5    W8180

Battle of Coral Sea One page summary.
        Visual = N/A Content = 5     W8190

Battle of Coral Sea with Maps Four pages with detailed maps. Links to next pages are near bottom of pages.
        Visual = 3 Content = 5     W8200

Battle of Coral Sea One large page summary.
        Visual = 3 Content = 5     W8210
      

Battle of Midway June 1942         

Marines at Midway Descriptions and photos.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W8220

Battle of Midway Descriptions, statistics and videos on the battle from the Naval History and Heritage site.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5     W8230

Eyewitness Account of Battle
        Visual = 2 Content = 5     W8240

Battle of Midway Large site with images and full descriptions.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5     W8250

Video of Battle of Midway Five minute concise video on the battle.
        Visual = 5 Content = N/A     W8260


Aleutians Islands Campaign 1942-1943

Aleutians Islands Descriptions and photos.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W8270

Aleutians Island Campaign Descriptions with some pictures.
        Visual = 4  Content = 4    W8280

Images of Aleutian Islands Click the small arrow above the image to the right to see all the images.
        Visual = 5 Content = 3     W8290

Battle for Aleutian Islands One page summary.
        Visual = N/A Content = 4     W8300

Battle of Aleutian Islands One page summary with timeline.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W8310


  

Papua July 42 - January 1943
 
Papua Defensive Maps, pictures and descriptions.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W8320
  

Guadalcanal 1942        

Images from Battle of Guadalcanal Over 200 images.
        Visual = 5 Content = 4    W8330

Marine Campaign for Guadalcanal Pictures and descriptions.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W8340

Guadalcanal Journal One page journal.
        Visual = N/A Content = 4    W8350

Guadalcanal Campaign Description and pictures.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W8360
  
Battle of Guadalcanal With images and descriptions.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W8370

Battle of Guadalcanal One page summary.
        Visual = N/A Content = 5    W8380

Naval Action around Guadalcanal One page summary with tables of ships involved.
        Visual = 1 Content = 4     W8390


New Guinea January 1943 - December 1944

New Guinea Campaign Descriptions and pictures.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W8400


Solomon Islands February 1943 - November 1944

Solomon Islands Descriptions and pictures.
         Visual = 5 Content = 5    W8410

Naval Battle around Solomon Islands One page summary with descriptions of ships involved.
        Visual = N/A Content = 4    W8420

Solomon Islands Large page includes timeline.
        Visual = N/A Content = 5     W8430

Solomon Islands Large one page summary with maps and a couple of images.
        Visual = 3 Content = 5     W8440


Marshall Islands  January - June 1944

Images from Marshall Islands Battle Over 100 images.
        Visual = 5 Content = 4     W8450

Marshall Island Campaign Descriptions and a few pictures.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W8460

Marshall Island Campaign With short timeline and 36 photos.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5
    W8470

Marshall Island Campaign Thirteen minute video with original footage.
        Visual = 5 Content = N/A
    W8480



Bismark Archipelago December 1943 - November 1944

Bismark Archipelago Descriptions, maps and pictures.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W8490

Western Pacific June 1944 - September 1945

Western Pacific Pictures, maps and descriptions.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W8500
  

Battle of Iwo Jima February - May 1945

Images from Battle of Iwo Jima Over 200 images from battle.
        Visual = 5 Content = 4    W8510

Tribute to the Battle of Iwo Jima
        Visual = N/A Content = 4    W8520

Eyewitness Account of Flag Raising  
        Visual = 1 Content = 5    W8530

Battle of Iwo Jima One page summary.
        Visual = N/A Content = 5    W8540   

Battle of Iwo Jima Includes links to additional resources.
        Visual = 4 Content = 5    W8550

Marines on Iwo Jima Detailed account over nine very large pages covering all areas and hill of the island. Also has set of detailed maps at bottom of the page.
        Visual = 2 Content = 5     W8560

Battle of Iwo Jima One page summary which includes timeline.
        Visual = 2 Content = 5    W8570


Liberation of Philippines October 1944 - July 1945    

Battle of the Philippines Large, one page description with maps and photos.
        Visual = 4  Content = 5    W8580

Battle of Leyte Pictures and descriptions.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W8590

Battle of Luzon Pictures, descriptions and maps.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W8600

Southern Philippines Pictures, descriptions and maps.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W8610

Retaking of Philippines  Includes ones page summary, timeline and images.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5   W8620

 

Battle of Okinawa March 1945 to July 1945

Images from Battle of Okinawa Over 200 images.
        Visual = 5 Content = 4    W8630

Battle of Okinawa Descriptions, pictures and maps.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W8640

Battle of Okinawa One page summary.
        Visual = N/A Content = 5    W8650

Okinawa the Last Battle Very large site with maps, charts, images and much more.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W8660

Battle of Okinawa One page summary.
        Visual = 2 Content = 5    W8670
  

Asia


The Burma Campaign Statistics and information on the campaign.
        Visual = N/A Content = 5    W8680     

The Burma Campaign Descriptions, map and pictures.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W8690

Central Burma Pictures and descriptions.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W8700

China Defensive Pictures, maps and descriptions.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W8710

China Offensive Descriptions, pictures and maps.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W8720

Burma Campaign One page summary by the BBC.
        Visual = 2 Content = 5   W8730

Burma Campaign Large website with large body of descriptions and statistics.
        Visual = N/A Content = 5     8740