World War II: The War in the Pacific: Map Activity

World War II: The War in the Pacific: Map Activity

Background:
Japan took over large chunks of eastern Asia in the late 1930s. In 1941, Japan attacked the US naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Then, Japanese forces quickly took over American, British, Dutch, and other territories in Asia and the Western Pacific. Starting in mid-1912, Allied (mostly US) forces began fighting their way back across and up the Pacific towards Japan.

Directions:
Locate and label the Islands and countries listed below

Then, Locate and Label, as well as date the battles, invasions, and other military actions listed below

Next, trace the movements of Allied forces toward Japan. They moved west across the Pacific from Pearl Harbor. They also moved northwest up the Pacific from Eastern Australia.

Countries and Islands
Hawaiian Islands Malaya Australia Midway Islands
Singapore New Guinea Gilbert Islands French Indochina
Aleutian Islands Marshall Islands Thailand Philippine Islands
Marian Islands Burma Formosa Solomon Islands
China Japan Mongolia Korea
Dutch East Indies (including Borneo, Celebes, Sumatra) Soviet Union
Manchuria

Military Actions:
Midway Tarawa Coral Seas Guam
Tinian Guadalcanal Leyte Gulf Iwo Jima
Okinawa Pearl Harbor Wake Kiska Landing, Attu
Eniwetok Philippine Sea Palau Islands Brunei
Hiroshima Nagasaki

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