Minnesota's Greatest Generation

War in the Pacific

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.

Learn more about the War in the Pacific

Beach Landings and Jungle Battles

The war in the Pacific lasted from Dec. 7, 1941 to Sept. 2, 1945.


Experiences Abroad

Minnesotans serving in the South Pacific found themselves in a culture very different from America.


Pearl Harbor

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.