War in the Pacific: The First Year
A Guide to
the War in
the Pacific
The Rising Sun

The Fall of the Philippines

Midway and the Aleutians

Japanese Occupation of Guam

Papua and New Guinea

Assault on the Solomons

Internment Camps


War in the Pacific: The First Year


This source for these Web pages was from a museum exhibit which was a cooperative effort between the U.S. National Park Service and the Arizona Memorial Museum Association, and was made possible in part by a grant from the Guam Humanities Council, in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The "War in the Pacific: The First Year" guidebook is intended to provide visitors with a better understanding of the events surrounding the first year of the war in the Pacific, and the results and effects, both direct and indirect, of those events.

Gary Beito, Arizona Memorial Museum Association
John Blaz, Guam Veterans Affairs Office
John Iocca, Arizona Memorial Museum Association
B.E.W. Kelson, Australian War Memorial
Tadao Nakata, Nakata War Museum
Mamoru Oyama, Nakata War Museum
Nieves M. Flores Memorial Library Staff

Technical Consultants:
Dr. Dirk Ballendorf, Micronesian Area Research Center
Bruce Campbell, University of Guam
Robert Couch, Continental Air Micronesia
Michael L. Cummings, Latte Coins, Collectables & Jewelry
Tillie Flores, Department of Parks & Recreation
Gary P. Kingon, Gansa Limitada
Tony Palomo, U.S. Department of the Interior
David H. Saiia, University of Guam