WWII in the Pacific

Herewith, in honor of Pearl Harbor Day, a list of every US aircraft carrier lost in the Pacific War, from the USS Langley (CV-1), the first aircraft carrier ever built, to the USS Bismarck Sea (CVE-95), which served for only 277 days.

The world's first aircraft carrier

America’s first aircraft carrier, and the first one lost in combat

In addition, here’s a YouTube animated map showing the ebb and flow of the Pacific War from December 7th, 1941 to September 2d, 1945.

High water mark. The day the Marines landed on Guadalcanal

High water mark. The day the Marines landed on Guadalcanal

Interesting to note that it was over a year after the landings on Guadalcanal before the front lines appreciably changed.

Advertisements

Tags: , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: