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Atomic Bombings Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki
Hiroshima:20,000 soldiers killed 70,000–126,000 civilians killedNagasaki:39,000–80,000 killedTotal: 129,000–226,000+ killedv t ePacific WarCentral PacificHawaii Marshalls-Gilberts raids Doolittle Raid Coral Sea Midway RY Solomons Gilberts & Marshalls Marianas & Palau Volcano & Ryukyu TrukSoutheast Asia Indochina
Indochina
(1940) Indian Ocean (1940–45) Philippines 1941–42 Franco-Thai War Thailand Dutch East Indies Malaya Hong Kong Singapore
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Marshalls-Gilberts Raids
The Marshalls–Gilberts raids
Marshalls–Gilberts raids
were tactical airstrikes and naval artillery attacks by United States
United States
Navy aircraft carrier and other warship forces against Imperial Japanese Navy
Imperial Japanese Navy
(IJN) garrisons in the Marshall and Gilbert Islands
Gilbert Islands
on 1 February 1942. The Japanese garrisons were under the overall command of Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral
Shigeyoshi Inoue, commander of the 4th Fleet. Japanese aircraft in the islands belonged to the IJN's 24th Air Flotilla under Rear Admiral Eiji Gotō. The U.S. warship forces were under the overall command of Vice Admiral William Halsey, Jr.Contents1 Raids 2 Aftermath and significance 3 References3.1 Notes 3.2 Books 3.3 WebRaids[edit] The raids were carried out by two separate U.S
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Bombing Of South-East Asia (1944–45)
From 1944 to 1945, during the final stage of World War II, the Allies undertook the strategic bombing of South-East Asia. The main victims of Allied air raids were Japanese-occupied Thailand and Indochina.Contents1 Royal Navy operations 2 Indochina bombing campaign 3 Thailand bombing campaign 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksRoyal Navy operations[edit] Grumman Avenger
Grumman Avenger
torpedo bombers from HMS Indefatigable forming up for a raid on a Japanese oil refinery at Pangkalan Brandan, Sumatra.By 1944, the German Navy no longer presented a major threat and the Royal Navy was able to transfer major units to the Far East. This would fulfil a British wish to become involved in the Pacific War. First, however, experience was required of large-scale naval air operations and of United States procedures
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United Kingdom
The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country in western Europe
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Canada
Coordinates: 60°N 95°W / 60°N 95°W / 60; -95CanadaFlagMotto: A Mari Usque Ad Mare  (Latin) (English: "From Sea to Sea")Anthem: "O Canada"Royal anthem: "God Save the Queen"[1]Capital Ottawa 45°24′N 75°40′W / 45.400°N 75.667°W / 45.400; -75.667Largest city TorontoOfficial languagesEnglish FrenchEthnic groupsList of ethnicities74.3% European 14.5% Asian 5.1% Indigenous 3.4% Caribbean and Latin American 2.9% African 0.2% Oceanian[2]ReligionList of religions67.2% Christianity 23.9% Non-religious 3.2% Islam 1.5% Hinduism 1.4% Sikhism 1.1% Buddhism 1.0% Judaism 0.6% Other -[3]Demonym CanadianGovernment Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy[4]• MonarchElizabeth II• Governor GeneralJulie Payette• Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau• Chie
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Prisoners Of War
A prisoner of war (POW) is a person, whether combatant or non-combatant, who is held in custody by a belligerent power during or immediately after an armed conflict
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Operation Zipper
Southeast AsiaIndochina (1940) Indian Ocean (1940–45) Philippines 1941–42 Franco-Thai War Thailand Dutch East Indies Malaya Hong Kong Singapore Indochina (1945) Malacca Strait Jurist Tiderace Zipper Strategic bombing (1944–45)BurmaBurma (1941–42) Burma (1942–43) Burma (1944) Burma (1944–45)Southwest PacificDutch East Indies 1941–42 Portuguese Timor Australia New Guinea Philippines 1944–45 Borneo 1945North AmericaAttack on Pearl Harbor Ellwood K Aleutian Islands Estevan Point Lighthouse Fort Stevens Lookout Air Raids Fire balloon Project Hula PXJapanAir raids Mariana Islands Volcano & Ryukyu Is Tokyo Starvation Naval bombardments Yokosuka Sagami Bay Kure Downfall Hiroshima & Nagasaki Kurils Karafuto Japanese surrenderManchuriaKantokuen Manchuria (1945) Mutanchiang Sakhalin Island Kuril Islands ShumshuSecond Sino-Japanese WarDuring World War II,
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Anti-aircraft Warfare
Anti-aircraft
Anti-aircraft
warfare or counter-air defence is defined by NATO
NATO
as "all measures designed to nullify or reduce the effectiveness of hostile air action."[1] They include ground-and air-based weapon systems, associated sensor systems, command and control arrangements and passive measures (e.g. barrage balloons). It may be used to protect naval, ground, and air forces in any location. However, for most countries the main effort has tended to be 'homeland defence'. NATO
NATO
refers to airborne air defence as counter-air and naval air defence as anti-aircraft warfare
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Frederick Ashworth
Frederick may refer to:Contents1 People1.1 Nobility1.1.1 Anhalt-Harzgerode 1.1.2 Austria 1.1.3 Baden 1.1.4 Bohemia 1.1.5 Britain 1.1.6 Brandenburg/Prussia 1.1.7 Denmark 1.1.8 Holy Roman Empire 1.1.9 Mantua 1.1.10 Naples 1.1.11 Nuremberg 1.1.12 Palatinate 1.1.13 Saxony 1.1.14 Sweden 1.1.15 Württemberg1.2 Other people 1.3 Fictional people2 Places2.1 United States 2.2 Canada3 Other uses 4 See alsoPeople[edit]Frederick (given name), the nameNobility[edit] Anhalt-Harzgerode[edit]Frederick, Prince of Anhalt-Harzgerode (1613–1670)Austria[edit]Frederick I, Duke of Austria (Babenberg), Duke of Austria from 1195–1198 Frederick II, Duke of Austria (1219–1246), last Duke of Austria from the Babenberg dynasty Frederick the Fair (Frederick I of Austria (Habsburg), 1286–1330), Duke of Austria and King of the RomansBaden[edit]Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden (1826–1907), Grand Duk
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Second General Army (Japan)
The Second General Army (第2総軍 (日本軍), Dai-ni Sōgun) was an army group of the Imperial Japanese Army responsible for the defense of western Honshū, Kyūshū and Shikoku during the final stage of the Pacific War.Contents1 History 2 Commanders2.1 Commanding officer 2.2 Chief of Staff3 See also 4 References4.1 Books5 External linksHistory[edit] The Second General Army was established on April 8, 1945 with the dissolution of the General Defense Command into the First and Second General Army. It was essentially a home guard and garrison, responsible for civil defense, anti-aircraft defenses, and for organizing guerilla warfare cells in anticipation of the projected Allied invasion of the Japanese home islands in Operation Downfall (or Operation Ketsugō (決号作戦, Ketsugō sakusen) in Japanese terminology)
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Operation RY
Southeast AsiaIndochina (1940) Indian Ocean (1940–45) Philippines 1941–42 Franco-Thai War Thailand Dutch East Indies Malaya Hong Kong Singapore Indochina (1945) Malacca Strait Jurist Tiderace Zipper Strategic bombing (1944–45)BurmaBurma (1941–42) Burma (1942–43) Burma (1944) Burma (1944–45)Southwest PacificDutch East Indies 1941–42 Portuguese Timor Australia New Guinea Philippines 1944–45 Borneo 1945North AmericaAttack on Pearl Harbor Ellwood K Aleutian Islands Estevan Point Lighthouse Fort Stevens Lookout Air Raids Fire balloon Project Hula PXJapanAir raids Mariana Islands Volcano & Ryukyu Is Tokyo Starvation Naval bombardments Yokosuka Sagami Bay Kure Downfall Hiroshima & Nagasaki Kurils Karafuto Japanese surrenderManchuriaKantokuen Manchuria (1945) Mutanchiang Sakhalin Island Kuril Islands ShumshuSecond Sino-Japanese War
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Battle Of The Malacca Strait
Southeast AsiaIndochina (1940) Indian Ocean (1940–45) Philippines 1941–42 Franco-Thai War Thailand Dutch East Indies Malaya Hong Kong Singapore Indochina (1945) Malacca Strait Jurist Tiderace Zipper Strategic bombing (1944–45)BurmaBurma (1941–42) Burma (1942–43) Burma (1944) Burma (1944–45)Southwest Pacific Dutch East Indies
Dutch East Indies
1941–42 Portuguese Timor Australia New Guinea Philippines 1944–45 Borneo 1945North AmericaAttack on Pearl Harbor Ellwood K Aleutian Islands Estevan Point Lighthouse Fort Stevens Lookout Air Raids Fire balloon Pr
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Japanese Invasion Of Thailand
CeasefireThai alliance with Japan Thailand
Thailand
declares war on the AlliesBelligerents Thailand JapanCommanders and leaders Plaek Pibulsonggram Shōjirō Iida Tomoyuki Yamashita Nobutake KondoStrengthRoyal Thai Armed Forces 15th army 25th army 2nd fleet navyv t eJapanese offensives, 1940–1942French Indochina Thailand Malaya Borneo Pearl Harbor Hong Kong Philippines Guam Wake Dutch East Indies New Guinea Singapore Burma Australia Indian Ocean Solomons Coral Sea North Americav t ePacific WarCentral PacificHawaii Marshalls-Gilberts r
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Dutch East Indies Campaign
ABDA Command: Netherlands Dutch East Indies United Kingdom  United States  Australia  New Zealand  JapanCommanders and leaders Henry Royds Pownall Thomas C
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Battle Of Singapore
 United Kingdom India Malaya Australia  JapanCommanders and leaders Arthur Percival  (POW) Gordon Bennett Lewis Heath (POW) Merton Beckwith-Smith (POW) Tomoyuki Yamashita Takuma Nishimura Takuro Matsui Renya MutaguchiUnits involved Malaya Command III Corps9th Division 11th Division 8th Division 18th Division Malay Regiment Straits Settlements Volunteer Force Dalforce 25th ArmyImperial Guards 5th Infantry Division 18th Infantry Division 3rd Air Division Japanese NavyStrength85,000 300 artillery pieces 1,800+ trucks 200 AFVs 208 anti-tank and anti-aircraft guns 54 fortress guns[Note 1][Note 2] 36,000 440 artillery pieces[4] 3,000 trucks[5]Casualties and losses~5,000 killed or wounde
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Doolittle Raid
16 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers80 airmen (52 officers, 28 enlisted)2 aircraft carriers 4 cruisers 8 destroyers Unknown number of Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien fighters and anti-aircraft artillery[3]Casualties and losses3 dead 8 POWs (4 lived to be rescued and 4 died in captivity: 3 executed, 1 by disease) 15 B-25s 1 interned in the Soviet UnionAbout 50 dead, 400 injured (including civilians) 5 sailors captured 5 patrol boats sunk At least 3 aircraft shot down One nearly converted aircraft carrier damagedv t ePacific WarCentral PacificHawaii Marshalls-Gilberts raids Doolittle Raid Coral Sea Midway RY Solomons Gilberts & Marshalls Marianas & Palau Volcano & Ryukyu TrukSoutheast AsiaIndochina (1940) Indian Ocean (1940–45) Philippines 1941–42 Franco-Thai War Thailand Dutch East Indies Malaya Hong Kong Singapore Indochina (1945) Malacca Strait Jurist Tiderace Zipper
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