- A second Allied Task Force made up of the USS Lexington and the USS Yorktown. There were also cruisers and destroyers that protected the aircraft carriers - The Japanese Carrier Striking Force: Zuikaku and Shokaku. There were also cruisers and destroyers that protected the aircraft carriers 3. Why was the battle significant? It was significant because it was the first failure that the Japanese had experience in WW2.
After the Attack on the United States by the Japanese, the citizens of the United States viewed the world differently. Even after Japan concluded that it seemed useless to continue existing diplomatic negotiations just one hour after Japanese air squadrons bombed the American Island of Oahu. After the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th 1941, Franklin Delano Roosevelt the Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy gave his speech to the nation using ethos, logos, and pathos to convince the nation that going to war with Japan was necessary. ! !
Both I think backfired somewhat because they caused America to come together and fight the enemy. On a calm Sunday morning on December 7, 1941, the Japanese shocked the world by bombing the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. The bombing happened because the U.S. Pacific Fleet based in Pearl Harbor could foil their plans to attack the American mainland. As insurance, the Japanese navy undertook an operation to cripple the Pacific Fleet by a surprise air attack. It succeeded.
Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle’s plan to attack the Japan Empire was to use B-25 aircrafts to drop on Japan and then to land in China were there would be Chinese Aircrafts to help guide and refuel the B-25s to the Chongqing Chinese military base. The aircraft carrier could get away without being destroyed because the B-25s did not come back to land on it. The B-25s were to take off 450 miles away from the coast of Japan. On the morning of April 2 1942 the USS Hornet, left the safety of the United States to bomb Japan. The USS Hornet 71 Officers and 130 Enlisted men were aboard.
As the World War II studies continue, the battle for Guadalcanal remains one of the most significant battles for the American troops during the World War II. Guadalcanal had been unoccupied until July in 1942 when the Japanese troops started building an airfield. The battle for Guadalcanal occurred during World War II and it involved both the Japanese and US troops who were fighting in gaining control of the region and the surrounding islands. The Japanese had been defeated at the battle of Midway and the imperial army had to develop new strategies on maintaining the territory they had already captured. After the battle of Midway, the Japanese had to move further to look for new battlegrounds in bid for victory.
The attack came in two waves, the first of which consisted of 183 planes and the second of which consisted of 167 additional planes. This surprise attack had been building for some time, ever since the United States imposed sanctions and an embargo against Japan earlier in the year. This was done as an attempt to disrupt Japan’s military action against the rest of Asia, which Japan did not appreciate and so Admiral Yamamoto began planning an attack, which would bring the United States into World War 2 despite its multiple declinations to get involved militarily. “A day which will live in infamy,” a declaration from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, made on
The significance of trying to capture Midway was so that the Japanese could get an upper hand and conquer the United States. This extended response will clearly explain ways, in which Japan tried to capture Midway and eliminate the United States. From the 4-8 of May 1942, there was a major naval battle (The Battle of the Coral sea) between Japan, and the U.S (Australia were supporting the U.S) the battle took place in the Coral Sea, the tip of New Guinea and the north-eastern coast of Australia. It was an attempt to get Japan more power in the pacific for their empire. Japanese forces then decided to invade Port Moresby in New Guinea.
This was the first arms limitation conference in history, with the United States, Britain, France, Italy, and Japan participating. The main goal of this conference was to set limitations on battleships, with carriers being just a minor discussion. However, it was carriers that would determine the course of the next war, not battleships. The current naval doctrine before World War Two was to get the battleships in close enough to strike the death blow to the enemy’s battleships. Aircraft carriers were seen as scouts to direct the fire of the battleships.
The Japanese seemed to have great success after Pearl Harbor as they followed this with the rapid conquest of Hong Kong, Singapore, Burma, the Philippines, Malaya and New Guinea. However the Japanese did not know that in the long run, this would cost them the war as they awoke, “The Sleeping Giant.” The US and Japan fought all over the pacific. Japan used suicide attacks, kamikaze planes, and refused to surrender. They showed