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Posted on Mar 16, 2010 in War College

MAP OF THE MONTH – Military Operations in the Pacific, 1944-45

By Armchair General

Military Operations in the Pacific, 1944–45 animated map. Courtesy of The Map as History.

Armchair General has partnered with The Map as History, a company that produces outstanding animated maps with accompanying narration. Each month, a link to one of their animated maps will be featured on the ACG site.

This month’s map explores Military Operations in the Pacific, 1944–45.

The map shows Japanese failures in Burma and successes in China, 1944; US invasions of the Marianas, the Philippines, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa; British operations in Burma; and an Australian invasion of Borneo with/US support. Click on the map above to view animation.


Suggested online reading:

Battles in the HBO Miniseries "The Pacific:" A Synopsis

Greatest Aircraft Carrier Duel

Hell on Iwo Jima: One Marine’s Story

Battle of Okinawa: Operation Iceberg