Pacific Princess Itinerary K515} Islands of the Pacific Theater, Honolulu to Beijing: Sunday, 29 May 2005 -> Friday, 24 June 2005.

Dr. Charles F. Urbanowicz / Professor of Anthropology
California State University, Chico / Chico, California 95929-0400
530-898-6220 [Office: Butte 319]; 530-898-6192 [Department: Butte 311]; 530-898-6143 [FAX]
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27 May 2005

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May 29, 1943: Norman Rockwell's "Rosie the Riveter" (Mary Doyle) appears on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post.  

May 30, 1942: Japanese task force departs Japan for the Aleutian Islands and in 2005 it is Memorial Day in the USA. 

May 31, 1943: The United States Army rounds up Japanese stragglers from the garrison of Attu, Aleutian Islands. 

June 1, 1942: A Japanese submarine enters Sydney Harbor (Australia) and sinks an Australian boat and on this day in 1945, the "Interim Committee" of USA President Harry S Truman (1884-1972) recommends using the Atomic Bomb on Japan. 

June 2, 1945: American planes bomb airfields in southern Kyushu, Japan. 

June 3,1945: US Marines land on Iheya Shima, Ryuku Islands (Okinawa). 

June 4, 1942: The Battle of Midway begins as aircraft from four Japanese carriers strike Midway Island. 

June 5, 1943: Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto (born 1884) receives a state funeral in Tokyo and in 1945, a typhoon near Okinawa damages numerous US naval vessels, including the battleships Indiana, Massachusetts, Alabama, and Missouri.

June 6, 1944: Several US Navy vessels are damaged by Japanese kamikaze planes in the Okinawa area and in Europe, the Allies under the command of American General Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), assault the beaches of Normandy, France. 

June 7, 1943: Japanese begin of air attacks on Guadalcanal in effort to cut communications lines. 

June 8, 1942: General MacArthur (1880-1964) proposes an offensive to regain the Bismarck Archipelago be undertaken. 

June 9, 1945: Japanese Premier Suzuki (1867-1948) announces Japan will fight to the very end rather than accept unconditional surrender.

June 10, 1945: A naval task force bombards Japanese installations on Minimi Daito, Ryuku Islands. 

June 11, 1944: USA Admiral Mitscher's Task Force (58) rendezvous off the Marshall Islands and sails for Saipan. 

June 12, 1944: Aircraft from 14 US aircraft carriers bomb Japanese facilities and coastal defenses in the Marianas Islands. 

June 13, 1942: The USA Office of Strategic Services (OSS) is established under the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). 

June 14, 1945: Carrier planes from the Royal Navy Implacable bomb Truk Lagoon, Caroline Islands. 

June 15, 1944: First bombing raid on Japan since the Doolittle raid of April 1942 and US Marines land on Saipan. 

June 16,1943: Japanese aircraft bomb US ships at Guadalcanal. 

June 17, 1944: The 27th US Infantry Division (United States Army) lands on Saipan.

June 18, 1945: 480 B-29 bombers begin attacks on secondary cities of Japan.  

June 19, 1944: The Battle of the Philippine Sea (also known as the "Great Marianas Turkey Shoot") begins. 

June 20, 1942: Japanese submarine I-26 shells Estevan Point, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. 

June 21, 1940: Retired USA Marine Major General Smedley Darlington Butler dies (born July 30, 1881).

June 22, 1945: Emperor Hirohito (1901-1989) tells his Supreme War Direction Council that steps towards peace must be taken. 

June 23, 1943: US Army forces land on Kiriwina, Trobriand Islands (without Japanese opposition). 

June 24, 1944: US aircraft carrier planes bomb Japanese locations in the Mariana Islands.

FIGURE I: 29 May 2005 -> 24 June 2005

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