||American forces take Kwajalein and Majura Atolls in the Marshall
|U.S. planes destroy Japanese bases at Rabaul, on New Britain, and Truk,
in the Caroline Islands.
||MacArthur's forces take the Admiralty Islands.
||MacArthur's forces take Hollandia in New Guinea.
|| American forces land on Saipan in the Mariana Islands, defended by
more than 25,000 Japanese troops.
|Battle of the Philippine Sea: American naval forces destroy three
Japanese aircraft carriers and 450 aircraft during the invasion of Saipan.
||Americans take Saipan, Tinian, and Guam in the Marianas.
||Japanese troops in New Guinea surrender.
||American forces take the Palau Islands.
||MacArthur's Philippines campaign begins: American forces land on
Leyte island. MacArthur wades ashore declaring, "People of the Philippines, I
|Battle of Leyte Gulf: In the largest naval battle of the Pacific War,
American forces destroy much of the remaining Japanese navy. The first kamikaze
air attacks occur during this battle.
||British forces in Burma begin an offensive.
||Philippines campaign: American forces retake Leyte.
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