Central Pacific Area

The Central Pacific Area is generally taken to include the following major campaigns and battles:

  • Attack on Pearl Harbor, December 1941
  • Battle of Guam, December 1941
  • Battle of Wake Island, December 1941
  • Doolittle Raid, April 1942
  • Battle of Midway, June 1942
  • Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign, 1943–44
    • Makin Island raid, August 1942
    • Battle of Tarawa, November 1943
    • Battle of Kwajalein, February 1944
    • Battle of Eniwetok, February 1944
  • Raid on Truk (Caroline Islands), February 1944
  • Mariana and Palau Islands campaign, 1944
    • Battle of Saipan, June 1944
    • Battle of the Philippine Sea, June 1944
    • Battle of Guam, July - August 1944
    • Battle of Tinian, July - August 1944
    • Battle of Peleliu, September - November 1944
    • Battle of Angaur, September - October 1944
  • Battle of Leyte Gulf, October 1944
    • Battle of Palawan Passage, October 1944
    • Battle of the Sibuyan Sea, October 1944
    • Battle of Cape Engaño, October 1944
  • Volcano and Ryukyu Islands campaign, 1945
    • Battle of Iwo Jima, February 1945
    • Battle of Okinawa, April 1945

Browse Attack on Pearl Harbour December 1941
Attack on Pearl Harbour December 1941
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Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign 1944
Browse Volcano and Ryukyu Islands campaign, 1945
Volcano and Ryukyu Islands campaign, 1945