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Was Iwo Jima worth the cost?
After a staggering loss of life on the island, American military leaders scrambled to justify the invasion
Setback in the Solomons
Punctuated by tactical ineptitude, the World War II Battle of Rennell Island slowed American momentum in the South Pacific.
Target: Makin Island
On Aug. 17, 1942, daring Marine Raiders stormed Makin Island. But far worse fighting faced soldiers, sailors and Coast Guardsmen when American forces returned in late 1943.
Miracle at Midway?
At 10 o’clock on the morning of June 4, 1942, the Japanese were winning the Pacific War; an hour later, three Japanese aircraft carriers were on fire and sinking.
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