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- World War Two in the Pacific : The part of World War II (1937-45) fought in Asia and the Pacific Ocean between Japan and the U.S., China, Britain, Australia, and other Allies.
- Philippines campaigns in World War Two : Three stages of conflict in the Philippines during the Second World War: the Japanese offensive in the Philippines, Guerilla resistance in the Philippines, and the Philippines counteroffensive
- Southwest Pacific Area : Second World War theater of operations under the command of Douglas MacArthur; major components included Australia, New Guinea, the Philippines, the western Solomon Islands, and the Malay Peninsula and Singapore
- United States Pacific Command : The U.S. Unified Combatant Command, headquartered in Hawaii, and responsible for the Pacific and East Asia
- Commander-in-Chief, Combined Fleet : Operational commander of main Imperial Japanese Navy forces in the Second World War
- Sixth United States Army : Currently inactive U.S. Army designation for a field army headquarters; was one of two field armies under Douglas MacArthur in WWII; later preparedness and training headquarters for the western United States
- United States Third Fleet : Currently the eastern Pacific-U.S. West Coast naval component of United States Pacific Command, based in San Diego, California; was the Central Pacific combat fleet in the Second World War when under the command of ADM William Halsey
- Fifth Air Force : Headquarters for U.S. Air Force units in Japan, subordinate to Pacific Air Forces, the air component of United States Pacific Command
- Thirteenth Air Force : Subordinate to Pacific Air Forces, principally a command and control organization that serves United States Pacific Command, coordinates joint operations for the Fifth Air Force in Japan, and provides a variety of contingency command and control for the Pacific less Korea
- William Halsey : Fleet admiral of the U.S. Navy in the Pacific theater of World War II, commanding the Third United States Fleet; a colorful and inspirational fighting leader with some limitations in strategy and large fleet command
- Thomas Kinkaid : Admiral, United States Navy; commander of United States Seventh Fleet, Southwest Pacific Area (""MacArthur's Navy") in the Second World War
- George Kenney : (1889-1977) General, United States Air Force, who headed the Far Eastern Air Force of Douglas MacArthur's Southwest Pacific Area, and was the first commander of the Strategic Air Command
- Walter Krueger : U.S. Army officer who rose from private to lieutenant general commanding the Sixth United States Army under Douglas MacArthur; senior operational commander for ground operations to retake the Philippines
- Douglas MacArthur : Senior U.S. Army commander in the Second World War, head of the Occupation of Japan, holder of the highest rank and highest honor for valor in the Army, yet relieved of command for insubordination
- Chester W. Nimitz : United States Navy fleet admiral (1885-1966) who was Commander in Chief, Pacific and Pacific Ocean Areas in World War II
- Takeo Kurita : Vice Admiral, Imperial Japanese Navy; commanded First Striking Force (Leyte) at Battle of Leyte Gulf and Japanese Second Fleet (battleships); President of the Naval Academy at war's end
- Gunichi Mikawa : Former vice admiral of the Imperial Japanese Navy, a specialist in torpedoes and gunnery who led cruiser-destroyer task forces, and later the area commander for the Southwest Pacific during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
- Jisaburo Ozawa : Vice admiral of the Imperial Japanese Navy, respected by both sides for getting the best possible results in extremely adverse situations
- Soemu Toyoda : Admiral, Imperial Japanese Navy; Commander-in-Chief, Combined Fleet, May 1944 to the Japanese surrender
- Tomiyuki Yamashita : Imperial Japanese Army general, member of the Imperial Way Faction, who led the capture of Malaya, fell into political disfavor with the high command, but later returned to command the defense of Luzon in the Philippines; executed after a controversial war crimes trial with an appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States
- October 1944 U.S. Pacific airstrikes : Add brief definition or description Air strikes by Third Fleet and long-range land-based aircraft on Okinawa, Formosa, and Northern Leyte on October 10-13.
- 1944 landings on Leyte : Add brief definition or descriptionAttacks by the Seventh Fleet on Bicol Peninsula, Leyte, Cebu and Negros, and direct supports of the actual landings, October 16-20.
- Battle of Leyte Gulf : The largest naval battle in history, fought in October 1944 as Japan tried to interfere with U.S. amphibious landings in the Philippines