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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
Attack on Pearl Harbour December 1941

Attack on Pearl Harbour December 1941

The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbour, Hawaii, ...
Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign 1944

Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign 1944

The Mariana and Palau Islands campaign, also known as Operation Forager, was an offensive launched by United States forces against Imperial Japanese forces in the Mariana Islands and Palau in the Pacific ...
Volcano and Ryukyu Islands campaign, 1945

Volcano and Ryukyu Islands campaign, 1945

The Volcano and Ryūkyū Islands campaign was a series of battles and engagements between Allied forces and Imperial Japanese forces in the Pacific Ocean campaign of World War II between January ...

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