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Pacific Theater of Operations

The Pacific Theatre of Operations is the area of operations of U.S. forces during the Pacific War of 1941-45, however we have used to locate all military engagements that took place in the Pacific Area of Operations regardless of nationality.

In US terminology this was a period from mid-1942 until the end of the war in 1945, and there were two U.S. operational commands in the Pacific:

  • Pacific Ocean Areas (POA; divided into Central Pacific Area, North Pacific Area and South Pacific Area),commanded by Admiral Chester Nimitz Commander-in-Chief Pacific Ocean Areas
  • South West Pacific Area (SWPA), commanded by General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander South West Pacific Area
Pacific Ocean Area (POA)

Pacific Ocean Area (POA)

Pacific Ocean Areas was a major Allied military command in the Pacific Ocean theater of World War II. It was one of four major Allied commands during the Pacific War, and one of two United States commands ...

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