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Mapping wwii in the philippines

  1. 1. World War II in the Philippines Click arrow to choose questions. 1 The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941, American Forces spread from San Francisco, CA across the Pacific to the Philippine Islands. Find these three mentioned locations on the map. Why did the U.S. have Army and Navy forces in the Philippines? 2 Nine hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese bombed the Philippines. American forces there were focused on protecting Manila’s deep water harbor. Study this map of the Philippines. Which of the following was not a factor in this failed strategy? 3 4 5 6 Japanese bombing heavily damaged the U.S. air and naval forces in the Philippines and allowed them to invade Luzon Island with little opposition. American forces, including army nurses, retreated to Corregidor Island and the Bataan Peninsula to hold out until the U.S. sent help. Look again at the map of the Pacific. Which of the following was not a factor in preventing help from arriving? By May 6, 1942, American forces on Bataan and Corregidor surrendered to the Japanese. Captured Army nurses were imprisoned at Santo Tomas Internment Camp in Manila. Locate Corregidor and Santo Tomas on the map. What is the most likely way the nurses traveled to the camp? Navy Nurse POWs moved from Santo Tomas Prison camp to another POW camp, Los Ban᷈ Find Los os. Ban᷈ on the map. It was located near what body of water? os American forces fought a fierce sea battle before landing on Leyte Island and going on to liberate the Philippines in 1945, freeing the nurses and American men held in POW camps there. Looking at this map locate Leyte Island. Which battle most likely preceded General MacArthur’s famous landing on Leyte? Home Page
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  4. 4. 1 The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941, American Forces spread from San Francisco, CA across the Pacific to the Philippine Islands. Find these three mentioned locations on the map. Why did the U.S. have Army and Navy forces in the Philippines? The U.S. was preparing to invade Japan To protect U.S. economic and political interests in Asia. To Negotiate with Great Britain for control of Hong Kong Wrong To aid China in its conflict with Japan.answer Home Page
  5. 5. 2 Nine hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese bombed the Philippines. American forces there were focused on protecting Manila’s deep water harbor. Study this map of the Philippines. Which of the following was not a factor in this failed strategy? The Japanese invaded the Philippines at Lingayen Gulf. The U.S. did not foresee that Japan’s air force would cripple American naval forces in the Pacific. American forces in the Philippines did not have enough troops and weapons to defeat the Japanese. The Philippine Sea was left unguarded and defenseless. Home Page
  6. 6. 3 Japanese bombing heavily damaged the U.S. air and naval forces in the Philippines and allowed them to invade Luzon Island with little opposition. American forces, including army nurses, retreated to Corregidor Island and the Bataan Peninsula to hold out until the U.S. sent help. Look again at the map of the Pacific. Which of the following was not a factor in preventing help from arriving? President Franklin Roosevelt had already agreed to send forces to help U.S. Allies in Europe. The Pacific Fleet had been decimated at Pearl Harbor Navy ships in San Francisco would have to sail 7000 miles, which would take too long. American forces in the Aleutian Islands were stopped by the International Dateline. Home Page
  7. 7. 4 By May 6, 1942, American forces on Bataan and Corregidor surrendered to the Japanese. Captured Army nurses were imprisoned at Santo Tomas Internment Camp in Manila. Locate Corregidor and Santo Tomas on the map of Luzon Island in the Philippines. What is the most likely way the nurses traveled to the camp? The rode in jeeps, stopping for the night in Mindoro. The sailed on a boat across Manila Bay. They walked. They flew twelve hours on a float plane and landed on the Pasig River. Home Page
  8. 8. 5 Navy Nurse POWs moved from Santo Tomas Prison camp to another POW camp, Los Ban᷈ Find Los Ban᷈ on the map of Luzon Island in the os. os Philippines. It was located near what body of water? A gulf A river A sea shore A lake Home Page
  9. 9. 6 American forces fought a fierce sea battle before landing on Leyte Island and going on to liberate the Philippines in 1945, freeing the nurses and American men held in POW camps there. Looking at map of the Asia Pacific region locate Leyte Island. Which battle most likely preceded General MacArthur’s famous landing on Leyte? The Battle of the Philippine Sea The Battle of Bataan The Battle of Iwo Jima The Battle of Manila Home Page

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