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• The Battle of River Plate • Operation Cerberus • The Battle of Barents Sea – All were fought by Great Britain vs. Germany • The Battle of Coral Sea • The Battle of Midway • The Battle of the Philippine Sea – All were fought by United States vs. Japan • Germany – Were attacking British Merchant Ships – They mostly used Submarines or U-boats to fight the British and were opposing a big threat to the British Navy because they could not figure out how to fight them. – The U-boats mostly attacked merchant ships and boats that were not in convoys or were not close to there convoy. – They launched the British Isles Inshore Campaign which was where U-boats were sent to the British Coastline. • Great Britain – In mid-1940 the Germans had taken over most of the European coastline which put England on the front-lines. The British realized they had to stop the U-boats and used the newly invented radar to ultimately defeat the U-boats. – In January 1944, the British sunk 77 German U-boats and only lost 25 ships in the process which caused the Germans to stop operating in the North Atlantic. – The Midget Submarines used by the British helped the invasion of Normandy by going on June 2 of 1944 to help guide the ships with colored lights. – Total Allied ships lost in the Atlantic was 3,837 – Most were caused by German U-boats who claimed 2,828 Allied ships. • Japan – The production of Japanese ships was much smaller than the American production were the ratio was about 3:1 without escorts. – The Japanese strength came in the form of planes and Kamikaze pilots. Even though the Americans produced 4.25 times as many planes, the Japanese Zero fighters were faster until 1944 with the production of the American Hellcat fighter plane. – The Japanese took over multiple small islands in the Pacific Islands including Midway and the Philippines. – They lost them all by the end of the war. • United States of America – Entered the war after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in December of 1941. – Fought mostly with carriers sending planes to attack the Japanese ships and aircraft, just like the Japanese did to them. – The Battle of Midway in 1942 was the “Battle that Doomed Japan” because after that battle they had very little success and the Allies started to take back the Pacific Islands. – The Allies took Iwo Jima, a tiny island off of Japan and used its air base for bombing Japan. • Atlantic – Ended on May 8th, 1945 • Pacific – Ended in August, 1945 – Ended with Atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. • Clarke, Eddie. D-Day. 2 Sept. 2008. 19 Jan. 2009 <http://www.dday.co.uk/>. • DeLoauch, Jay A. “German Naval Ships.” Naval Historic Center. 29 Sept. 2006. Department of the Navy. 19 Jan. 2009 <http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh- fornv/germany/ger-name.htm>. • Trueman, Chris. “Naval Battles of World War 2.” Naval Battles of the World. 19 Jan. 2009 <http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/naval_battles_of_w orld_war_two.htm>. • Tulley, Anthony, Bob Hackett, and Peter Cundall. “Why Japan Really Lost the War.” Imperial Japanese Navy Page. 19 Jan. 2009 <http://www.combinedfleet.com/kaigun.htm>.
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