This timeline covers all the political and military events that occurred across the Islands of the Pacific between the years 1939 and 1945. The land areas encompassed within the timeline are Japan and her empire, plus British, Dutch and US possessions in the region, as well as the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand.
"Before we're through with them, the Japanese language will be spoken only in hell.!
Admiral Halsey December 1941
Lt General Masaharu Homma
Originally a civil design for use in the Florida swamps, the LVT1 was the precursor of a large number of vehicles for the Marine Corps. The assault version had a M3 tank turret to provide fire support in the initial stage of a landing.