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World War II Pacific Theater
radio broadcasts, video, maps, documents
and veterans' and military resources


Pacific Theater WWII radio broadcasts





BBC Radio's Pearl Harbor announcement in Great Britain on December 7th







CBS breaks Pearl Harbor attack news in the United States on December 7th







NBC breaks Pearl Harbor attack news in the United States on December 7th







President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's December 8, 1941, "A date that will live in infamy" speech
delivered to a joint session of Congress with a request for a declaration of war with Japan







President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Fireside Chat, December 9th, 1941







California Governor Culbert Olsen pleads for tolerance for the numerous Japanese-Americans and Japanese living throughout California







President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Fireside Chat, February 23, 1942







President Harry S. Truman's radio address to the nation from the White House on August 9, 1945







J. Robert Oppenheimer's reflections on his reaction to seeing the first detonation of an atomic device







WBEZ National Public Radio interview by Victoria Lautman with the author of War Of Our Fathers





Videos about the history of WWII in the Pacific







































































WWII Pacific Theater battlefield maps


Map of Japanese and American force disposition, December 1941

Map of Japanese and American force disposition at the start of the war
December 1941




Map of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941

Map of American force disposition at Pearl Harbor the morning of the attack
7 December 1941, 0755 hrs




Map of the disposition of American forces on Luzon Island, Philippines, 8 December 1941

Map of American force disposition in the Philippines at the start of the war
Luzon, Philippines / 8 December 1941




Map of the Japanese centrifugal offensive launched December, 1941

Map of the Japanese Centrifugal Offensive
10 December 1941 - 6 May 1942




Map of Japanese First Air Fleet operations, 1941-1942

Map of the operations of the Japanese First Air Fleet, the first 90 days
7 December 1941 - 12 March 1942




Map of American aircraft carrier operations in the Pacific, 1941-1942

Map of American Carrier Operations
7 December 1941 - 18 May 1942




Japanese invasion of the Philippines, Centrifugal Offensive 1941-1942

Map of the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, Centrifugal Offensive
10 December 1941 - 6 May 1942




Map of the Japanese invasion of the Netherlands East Indies in 1941, Centrifugal Offensive

Map of the Japanese invasion of the Netherlands East Indies
December 1941 - April 1942




Map of the Japanese invasion of Malaya / Malay Peninsula in 1941, Centrifugal Offensive

Map of the Japanese invasion of Malaya, Centrifugal Offensive
December 1941 - January 1942




Map of the Japanese invasion of the Indian Sub-continent in 1942

Map of the Japanese invasion of the Indian Subcontinent
January - May 1942




Map of the naval battles of the Coral Sea and Midway 1942

Map of the naval battles of the Coral Sea and Midway
May - June 1942




Map of Japanese and American force dispositions, July 1942

Map of Japanese and Allied force disposition 7 months into the war
July 1942




Map of the allied strategic concept in May 1943, and the force disposition by November 1943

Map of the Allied strategic concept in May 1943, and campaign outcome
May - November 1943




Map of Japanese and American force dispositions, February 1945

Map of Japanese and Allied forces at the start of the last year of WWII
February 1945




Bomb map of the major Japanese cities of Tokyo, Kawasaki, Kobe, Osaka and Nagoya

Map of Major City Bombing: Tokyo, Kawasaki, Kobe, Osaka and Nagoya
The results of air raids conducted by the United States Army Air Force
with conventional munitions in 1945


Pearl Harbor Attack hearings, inquiries, official reports,
public statements and private assesments


Pearl Harbor Casualty List
A searchable database of killed and wounded at Pearl Harbor from pearlharbor.org

President Roosevelt's Address to Congress
Asking that Congress declare a State of War between the United States and Japan
Washington, D.C., 8 December 1941


Prime Minister Winston Churchill's Broadcast on War with Japan
London, 8 December 1941

President Roosevelt's Address to Congress
Requesting recognition of a State of War existing between the United States and the Axis Powers
Washington, D.C., 11 December 1941


Private report by Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox to President Roosevelt
The private assement by Navy Secretary Frank Knox about the situation at Pearl Harbor,
delivered to FDR immediately after the attack


Public statement issued by Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox
The public statement by Navy Secretary Frank Knox about the situation at Pearl Harbor,
delivered to the press December 15, 1941


Roberts Comission
Report to the President presented to the Senate of the United States --
hearings conducted beginning December 18, 1941, report released January 23, 1942


Statement by Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox on
the one year anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor

Released to radio 2100 hrs Saturday December 5, 1942,
and to newspapers the morning of Sunday December 6, 1942


Hart Investigation
Report to the Congress of the United States --
hearings conducted beginning February 12, 1944, report released June 15, 1944


Navy Court of Inquiry
Report of the Navy Court of Inquiry --
hearings conducted beginning July 24, 1944, report released October 19, 1944


Army Pearl Harbor Board
Report of the Army Pearl Harbor Board --
hearings beginning July 20, 1944, report released October 20, 1944


Clarke Investigation
Hearings before the Joint Committee on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack --
hearings beginning August 4, 1944, until September 20, 1944


Report of Admiral H. Kent Hewitt to Secretary of Navy
Review beginning May 14, 1945, report delivered July 12, 1945

Claussen Investigation
Hearings before the Joint Committee On The Investigation Of The Pearl Harbor Attack --
hearings beginning January 24, 1945, report released September 15, 1945


Report Of The Joint Committee
On The Investigation Of The Pearl Harbor Attack

The final report to Congress about the attack on Pearl Harbor --
hearings beginning November 15, 1945, report released May 23, 1946




United States Air Force

United States Air Force official website

Air Force Association

Air Force Memorial Foundation


United States Army

United States Army official website

American Legacy Foundation

United States Military Academy at West Point


United States Coast Guard

United States Coast Guard official website


United States Marine Corps

United States Marine Corps official website

Marine Corps Association & Foundation

Marine Corps Aviation Association

Marine Corps Heritage Foundation

Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation

Marine Corps University Foundation


United States Navy

United States Navy official website

Naval Enlisted Reserve Association

Navy League of the United States

The Tailhook Association

U.S. Naval Institute

United States Naval Academy

foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose | afterword by Senator John McCain
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