"Island Hopping" .
Island - Hopping .
Island hopping was a strategy used by the US and its Allies as they advanced through the Pacific Theatre of Operations in World War 2. It was not used in other Theatres of War, and when the war ended with the Japanese surrender the need for that strategy ended as well.
The American forces had to take the Pacific back from the Japanese island by island.
Iwo Jima was important to the Allies' Island-Hopping strategy with it's airfields and proximity to Japan .
The war against Japan
Nimitz was in overall command of all aspects of strategy (Island-Hopping) in the Pacific theater of war between the Japanese and the Americans .
The new strategy of "Island Hopping"; and sometimes, during the war, referred to as "hitting them where they ain't", was a strategy adapted after the bloody "Battle of Tarawa", in November 1943. For further information, see website: World War 2 Time Line 1939-1945; Pacific Islands.
To regain their own lands and islandsTo repel the Japanese back to their own mainland islandTo win the war
the strategy of "island hopping" was used by the United States in the Pacific theater of world war two. Thought of by Douglas MacArthur, "island hopping" was a strategy that used the technique of jumping from island to island on a chain to control the chain as a whole vs attacking all the islands at once. This helped establish air base's on islands in order to conduct further operations and expand supply lines to more islands. Actually, both Nimitz and MacArthur based their Island Hopping on Plan Orange created by a joint war college of the War Department and Navy Department for action in the Western Pacific in the 1930s.
The strategy was that of "Island Hopping" where some islands were attacked whereas others were bypassed .
Island hopping is moving around from island to island. For example, The United States military practiced island-hopping during WWII in the war in the Pacific.
the war against Japan
Island hopping was a strategy for gaining ground in the Pacific during World War II. The plan was to take control of an island, then jump to the next one. Eventually, this allowed the US to get close enough to Japan to bomb them repeatedly.
"island hopping" across the south Pacific while bypassing Japanese strongholds.
Island hoppingLong, bloody battles.
The US fought the war in the Pacific via a strategy called "island hopping." The US would take an island, then kept moving to strategic islands throughout the Pacific. This is what allowed the US to get close enough to Japan to actually bomb them during World War II.