He was an important US military leader during World War 2. He served in the Pacific Theater of Operations.
The military goal of the US in the Pacific during World War 2 was Japanese surrender.
Pacific Theater of Operations
He was the head of military operations against the Japanese in the Pacific.
The US did not have a strategy in the Pacific. There was little or no conflict in the Pacific in WW I, the military activity all took place in Europe.
During World War II, the Pacific Theater of Operations involved many different nations, ethnicities, and territories -- and all branches of the military forces involved. The principal combatants, however, were Imperial Japan and the United States.
He is most associated with the Pacific Theater of Operations .
Nazi Germany in the European Theater of Operations, and Imperial Japan in the Pacific…
European Theater of Operations Basically the operations in Italy, France, Germany. The Pacific Theater of Operations refer to the operations in Pacific Ocean and the islands.
General Douglas MacArthur was the supreme commander of the allied forces in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War 2.
The US needed military bases in the South Pacific during World War II in order to launch attacks on the Japanese mainland.
ETO, European Theater of Operations against Germany; and the PTO, Pacific Theater of Operations against Japan.
Land based airplanes in the ETO; Carrier plane warfare in the PTO. ETO=European Theater of Operations PTO=Pacific Theater of Operations
The buck stopped with Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, whose WWII titles included the dual command of Commander in Chief, US Pacific Fleet for U.S. naval forces and Commander in Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas for U.S. and Allied air, land, and sea forces.
During World War II, the overall military commander of the Allied forces in the European Theater from 1942 onward was an American, General Dwight D. Eisenhower. It should not be overlooked that various other commanders were positioned above Eisenhower on the home-front staffs, while the Pacific Theater of Operations had its own overall military commanders for each sub-region within it.
Apparently, the US Marine Corps had stock-piles of them crated away in storage, as surplus stores are marketing them as original un-issued WWII USMC pith helmets. US military pith helmets were for personnel assigned to the PTO during WWII. PTO=Pacific Theater of Operations (aka the Pacific War) ETO=European Theater of Operations CBI=China, Burma, India Theater
During World War II, several American military men held commander positions in the Asian (or Pacific) Theater of Operations. Admiral Chester Nimitz was overall commander in the Pacific Ocean region, while General Douglas MacArthur was overall commander in the Southwest Pacific region. Additional Allied commanders were assigned to such side-theaters as Burma and China.
Eisenhower was the Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force, European Theater of Operations. MacArthur was the Commander of the Pacific Theater of Operations. Over both of these generals was General George Marshall who remained in Washington during the war.
During World War II, the early major military strategy in the Pacific theatre was to stop the Japanese from approaching the United States by taking control of the Midway Islands. The European theatre was focusing on Africa to prevent enemy forces from moving northward.
United States Navy operations during World War I happened in 1917.
Chester W. Nimitz simultaneously held both the Commander-in-Chief, US Pacific Fleet (CinCPAC) and Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas (CinCPOA) positions for the duration of WW2, and was the senior Allied commander for the entire Pacific region. His direct superior, Ernest J King, was the U.S. Chief of Naval Operations and Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Fleet, and occasionally provided major strategic directions (e.g. the Guadacanal campaign) for Nimitz, but was not involved in military operations.
US Admiral in the Pacific during World War 2?Nimitz
You are thinking of the Pacific Theater or PTO (Pacific Theater of Operations). It is the U.S. versing the Japanese.