The U.S. entered the war in the Pacific on December 7, 1941, fighting in battles through the Pacific region until 1945. In August, 1945, the U.S. dropped atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, leading to Japan's surrender.
Beach Landings and Jungle Battles
The war in the Pacific lasted from Dec. 7, 1941 to Sept. 2, 1945.
Minnesotans serving in the South Pacific found themselves in a culture very different from America.
U.S. entry to WWII started with the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
V-J Day and Coming Home
The headlines of newspapers across the country declared the news when Japan surrendered unconditionally on August 14, 1945.