This is a 14 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on World War II - Pacific Theater - Battle of the Bismarck Sea. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
With defeat looming in the Battle of Guadalcanal, the Japanese high command began making efforts in December 1942 to reinforce their position in New Guinea. Seeking to shift around 105,000 men from China and Japan, the first convoys reached Wewak, New Guinea in January and February delivering men from the 20th and 41st Infantry Divisions.
This successful movement was an embarrassment to Major General George Kenney, commander of the 5th Air Force and Allied Air Forces in the Southwest Pacific Area, who had vowed to cut off the island from re-supply. In the fighting at Bismarck Sea, the Japanese lost 8 transports, 4 destroyers, and 20 aircraft. In addition, between 3,000 and 7,000 men were killed. Allied losses totaled 4 aircraft and 13 airmen.
A complete victory for the Allies, the Battle of the Bismarck Sea demonstrated the success of Allied air power and convinced the Japanese that even strongly escorted convoys could not operate without air superiority.
The presentation covers the following:
Striking the Japanese
Hunting the Japanese
Casualties & Aftermath
End of Presentation
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