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The Pacific Theater: World War II History Quizzes

The Pacific Ocean theater was one of four major naval theatres of war of World War II, that pitted forces of Japan against those of the United States, the British Commonwealth, the Netherlands and France.Alan's Dad (WW2 Vet) - Trivia powered by ABE.  Did you know...

The theater included most of the Pacific Ocean and its islands, excluding the Philippines, Australia, the Netherlands East Indies, the Territory of New Guinea (including the Bismarck Archipelago) and the Solomon Islands (which were part of the Southwest Pacific area.)

The Pacific Ocean theater also excluded China and mainland Southeast Asia.  It takes its name from March 30, 1942 when it became the major Allied command in the theater, known simply as "Pacific Ocean Areas".

Pacific Ocean Theater

Campaigns and battles

  • Central Pacific Theater
  • North Pacific Theater
    • Aleutian Islands Campaign 1942-43
  • South West Pacific Theater
    • Battle of the Philippines (1941-42)
    • Dutch East Indies campaign, 1941-42
      • Battle of Badung Strait February 19-20, 1942
      • Battle of the Java Sea 27 February 1942
      • Battle of Sunda Strait February 28 - March 1, 1942
      • Second Battle of the Java Sea March 1, 1942
    • Guadalcanal Campaign 1942-43
      • Battle of Savo Island August 9, 1942
      • Battle of the Eastern Solomons August 24-25, 1942
      • Battle of Cape Esperance October 11-12, 1942
      • Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands October 26, 1942
      • Naval Battle of Guadalcanal November 12-15, 1942
      • Battle of Tassafaronga 30 November 1942
    • Solomon Islands campaign 1943-45
      • Battle of Kula Gulf July 6, 1943
      • Battle of Kolombangara July 13, 1943
      • Battle of Vella Gulf August 6-7, 1943
      • Naval Battle of Vella Lavella October 6-7, 1943
      • Battle of Empress Augusta Bay November 2, 1943
      • Battle of Cape St. George November 25, 1943
    • New Guinea campaign, 1942-45
      • Battle of the Coral Sea May 4-8, 1942
      • Kokoda Track campaign 1942
      • Battle of Buna-Gona 1942
      • Battle of the Bismarck Sea March 2, 1943
      • Landing at Nassau Bay 1943
      • Salamaua-Lae campaign 1943
      • Huon Peninsula campaign 1943
      • New Britain campaign December 26, 1943
      • Admiralty Islands campaign February 29, 1944
      • Aitape-Wewak campaign April 22, 1944
      • Invasion of Hollandia April 22, 1944
      • Battle of Biak May 27, 1944
      • Battle of Noemfoor July 2, 1944
      • Battle of Morotai September 15, 1944
    • Battle of Timor 1942-43
    • Philippines campaign (1944-45)
      • Battle of Leyte Gulf October 20, 1944
    • Borneo campaign (1945)

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