What was the major turning point in the Pacific during World War 2?
Battle of Midway where US Navy ambushed Japanese and sank 4 aircraft carriers
Guadalcanal was a major turning point in the Pacific theater of World War II. Japan had a large stronghold in the Pacific, and were increasing their strength. Guadalcanal marks the turning point. It also marks the last major classic naval battle. (The modern navy generally fights "over the horizon) allied forces began to take offensive for the first time in the pacific.
There were several turning points in the Second World War: Battle of Coral Sea and Battle of Midway (turning point against Japan in the Pacific) Battle of Stalingrad (turning point against Germany on the Eastern Front) Second Battle of El Alamein and Operation Torch (turning point against Italy in North Africa) D Day (turning point against Germany on the Western Front)
In the Pacific, the turning point was the Battle of Midway, in which the Japanese lost many ships, including 4 carriers. In Europe, there were actually many turning points. On the eastern front, the Battle of Stalingrad was the major turning point. The Allied invasions of both France and Italy were turning points. The ultimate American victory in the Battle of the Bulge was Germany's "last gasp", as it were.
There were 3 decisive events that changed the course of the war in the allies favor: the Battle of Stalingrad and the destruction of the German 6th Army in Feb 1943; the destruction of the German U-Boat threat during the Battle of the Atlantic in 1943; and the Battle of Midway in the Pacific, that culminated in the sinking of all 4 Japanese carriers and hundreds of their best pilots. That defeat was the last…
During World War II, the major turning points for the Allies against the Axis Powers occurred in 1942 and 1943. In 1942, the titanic battle at Stalingrad (lasting from August of 1942 to February of 1943) inside the Soviet Union proved to be one major turning-point -- on land. At sea, the Allied victory over the German submarine campaign in mid-1943 was yet another major turning-point.
What were the military strategies used in the European and Pacific theatre of war during World War 2?
What was the early major military strategy in the pacific theatre while the European theatre was focusing on Africa?
A major battle during World War II, Stalingrad (August 1942 to February 1943) is considered to be one of the war's major turning-points for several reasons. For one thing, it resulted in the destruction of a massive German army. For another thing, and much more importantly, it demonstrated that the Soviet military had improved its tactics, logistics, and strategy to such an extent that it was now a match for its German opponent.