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  • Aircraft carrier [r]: A warship designed to launch and recover combat aircraft and aircraft that support military operations [e]
  • Battleship [r]: A heavily-armored, warship optimized for fighting other warships using large-caliber guns; certain armor requirements differentiated from cruisers; obsolete by end of World War II. [e]
  • Island hopping [r]: U.S. strategic doctrine of World War Two in the Pacific, in which Japanese island bases were invaded only if their land was needed, but bypassed and blockaded if they simply needed to be neutralized [e]
    • Earl Ellis [r]: U.S. Marine Corps officer who, in 1921, devised the fundamental strategic concept that would guide American operations in the Pacific during the Second World War [e]
  • Kamikaze [r]: Suicide attacks, specifically by Japanese aircraft in the Second World War, against military targets [e]
  • Underway replenishment [r]: A series of techniques, introduced in the Second World War, for keeping warships in constant operation by resupplying them at sea; challenging both in the pure seamanship of the transfer, and the logistical system that brings supplies to the ships [e]





  • Battle of Saipan [r]: Fought between 15 June 1944 and 8 July 1944, the U.S. capture of an island regarded by the Japanese as a key part of their innermost defensive line; caused the fall of the Tojo Government and its replacement with a less pro-war Prime Minister; became the first island base allowing significant attacks on Japan by B-29 long-range bombers [e]
  • Philippines counteroffensive [r]: U.S.-led campaign to eject Japanese forces from the Philippines, 1944-1945 [e]
    • Battle of the Philippine Sea [r]: An carrier battle between the U.S. and Japan in June 1944, called the "Great Marianas Turkey Shoot" due to the extremely heavy Japanese aircraft losses, marked the end of offensive Japanese capabilities, and gave the U.S. control of the islands from which the major B-29 bomber offensive against the Japanese Home Islands could be conducted [e]
    • Battle of Leyte Gulf [r]: The largest naval battle in history, fought in October 1944 as Japan tried to interfere with U.S. amphibious landings in the Philippines [e]
    • Cabanatuan [r]: A Japanese prison camp in the Philippines, against which a successful hostage rescue operation was conducted before the prisoners could be killed [e]
  • Battle of Iwo Jima [r]: An exceptionally vicious battle, fought in February 1945, which solidified the U.S. strategic bombing of Japan by providing a closer island base, which both could support P-51 escort fighters and provide an emergency landing field for damage B-29 bombers [e]
  • Battle of Okinawa [r]: The longest, bloodiest U.S. World War II battle in which the Japanese island of Okinawa was captured in the spring of 1945. [e]

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