During World War II in the Pacific Ocean, it was necessary for the Allies to fight from island to island. The Japanese had occupied dozens of Pacific islands. They all either needed to be taken or cut off from supply lines. Many of the islands were strategic in nature and provided bases to fly from to attack the Japanese homeland.
The war in the pacific was over Hawaii, and was owned by a monarch lady named minicalicocaici. Some of the white foreigners and United States Navy were able to take over the communist Hawaii and claim it as a U.S territory.At Wake Island during WWII, the initial Japanese invasion force consisted of three cruisers, six destroyers, and four etc
About 98% sure it was the Marshall Islands. Spain sold them to Germany in the 1800's, and I think they were awarded to Japan after World War 1, and captured by the US in World War 2. If Spain had kept this island group instead of selling it to Germany, the Marshalls would have become US territory earlier, in the Spanish-American War of 1898.
island hopping in the pacific
The Spanish-American war, in 1898, was a significant event in the US expansion in the Pacific. The war resulted in the Philippines, becoming a US possession.
It lost its remaining colonies in the Pacific and the Caribbean, notably the Philippines and Cuba. Almost all of the other Spanish dominions in Latin America had already achieved independence.
The American forces had to take the Pacific back from the Japanese island by island.
To by pass the islands and not fight for every island
Island hoppingLong, bloody battles.
Island hopping was a strategy for gaining ground in the Pacific during World War II. The plan was to take control of an island, then jump to the next one. Eventually, this allowed the US to get close enough to Japan to bomb them repeatedly.
The Allies fought the Japanese from island to island across the Pacific, pushing them back to Japan.
The battle of Midway is considered the turning point of the Naval War in the Pacific while the six month struggle for the island of Guadalcanal is considered the turning point for the land war in the Pacific
Guam, a lovely island with 178,000 residents.