This is a 15 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on World War II - Pacific Theater - Liberation of Corregidor. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
Following the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Japanese forces commenced a campaign to capture the Philippines. Directing the islands’ defense, General Douglas MacArthur quickly found his forces overwhelmed and ordered his men to fall back to positions on the Bataan Peninsula. In the resulting Battle of Bataan, Allied forces temporarily succeeded in halting the Japanese advance. MacArthur received orders from President Franklin Roosevelt to evacuate his person to Australia in February 1942. Passing command to Lieutenant General Jonathan Wainwright, he departed and traveled to Australia.
The Americans were outgunned and outnumbered. The Japanese overwhelmed the island's defenders and on May 6, Wainwright surrendered the island and all remaining US and Filipino forces in the Philippines, eliminating all Allied resistance in the Philippines.
The Allies, marching across the Pacific, returned to the Philippines in October 1944 with the invasion of Leyte and resulting Battle of Leyte Gulf. Successful operations on Leyte were followed by landings at Lingayen Gulf on Luzon in January 1945. With MacArthur's troops driving on Manila, it was recognized that Corregidor would need to be retaken to allow the opening of Manila Bay to Allied vessels.
In the course of the fighting, Allied forces sustained 207 killed and 684 wounded while Japanese losses numbered around 6,600 killed, 50 wounded, and 19 captured. With the capture of the island and the fall of Manila, Allied forces pressed on with their campaign in the Philippines which continued until the war's end in August.
The presentation covers the following:
Loss of Corregidor
Allies Return (2)
The Attack Begins
Retaking the Island
Private Lloyd McCarter
Casualties & Aftermath
End of Presentation
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