America Responds - Pacific 1942

Buy War Bonds, poster, 1942, from Patch-NA - 1
Japanese-American internment
from Life 1942/04/06
Fireside Chat on the "Progress of the War"
from FDRL 1942/02/23
NYT 2/23/42 - med - bg
Doolittle flies the first B-25 off USS Hornet, Apr. 18,
photo from FDRL
FDR gives Medal of Honor to Doolittle in DC May 19, from FDRL
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USS Lexington sunk at Coral Sea, from ILN 1942/06/20 - before as CV2 in 1927 - fire

Jan. 1 - Declaration of United Nations - document

Jan. 6 - FDR's State of the Union speech

Feb. 19 - Exec Order 9066 ordered internment of all Japanese-Americans - document

Feb. 23 - FDR's Washington's Birthday radio fireside chat - document

Feb. 25 - Lexington tried to raid Rabaul, but driven off

Mar. 10 - Lexington and Yorktown raided Papua landings at Salamaua, Lae

Apr. 18 - Doolittle Raid

Battle of Coral Sea - May 7-8

map from ILN 1942/04/11 - bg

Midway
Guadalcanal
Central Pacific 1943

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