This timeline covers all the Naval engagements that occurred in the Pacific, Philippine Sea and Indian Ocean between the years 1941 and 1945.
"Our 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 June 1942
Vice Admiral Frank Fletcher
Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo
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.