This timeline covers
all the Naval engagements that occurred in the Pacific, Philippine
Sea and Indian Ocean between the years 1941 and 1945.
citizens can now rejoice that a momentous victory is in the
making. Perhaps we will be forgiven if we claim we are about
midway to our objective."
Admiral Chester Nimitz
Vice Admiral Frank
Vice Admiral Chuichi
American USN Wasp
The aircraft-carrier Wasp was built
in 1936 to use up the remaining 15,000 tons left after
the Washington Treaty. She operated briefly
in the Mediterranean in 1942 before returning to the
Pacific where she was later torpedoed and sunk by the
Japanese Submarine I-19.