Townsville SEA OF OKHOTSK Paramushi BONIN ISLANDS f .«Formosa reus MARIANAS IS jaipan Tin ian Guam ANDAMAN ISLANDS Eniwetok NiCOBAR ISLANDS IA LAY STATES orotai ST. MATTHIAS GROUP Ireland ADMIRALTY IS. Rabaul LAm d Soarabaja CAPTURE OF PALAU. Sept -Oct 1944 ¦we G /Guinea %CORAL SE/ in the south simultaneously in New Guinea and the Solomons. Notice how it bends towards its objective, the Philippines from its starting point 2000 miles away. A year later the United States Fleet opened The path of the Allied inoffensive the Pacific from August 1942 until the invasion of the Philippines in October 1944 is shown here. Black arrows trace the movement of the advancing forces. 4 Main air-sea attacks ahead of the land forces are indicated by the lighter grey arrows. The broken line represents (approximately in China) the limit of Japanese conquest in 1942. The offensive began omen offensive
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