Event Summary

Central Pacific island-hopping offensive launched


November 21, 1943


Admiral Chester Nimitz lays out plan for taking the Central Pacific islands by proceeding "up the ladder" from the Solomons, to the Gilberts, to the Marshalls, the Mariannas and the Bonin Islands, from which Japan could be bombed

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American Navy and Naval Warfare, 1775-1865

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Maps and Navigational Charts: A Selective Timeline to 1860

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