A May 1941 photo taken from the northeast, from a Navy Catalina flying boat, reveals the Wake Island coral atoll in the mid-Pacific beneath broken clouds. Wishbone-shaped Wake proper lies at left, as yet unmarked by construction of the airfield there. The upper portion of the photo shows Wilkes; at right is Peale, joined to Wake by a causeway.

HyperWar: A Magnificent Fight: Marines in the Battle for Wake Island

World War II: Battle of Wake Island

A Gallant Defense: The Battle of Wake Island

'A Magnificent Fight: Marines in the Battle for Wake Island' by Robert J. Cressman (Marines in World War II Commemorative Series)

Battle of Wake Island - You Will Not Believe How The Japanese Treated Those Who Surrendered - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/featured/battle-of-wake-island.html

Before the threat of war in the Pacific and the outbreak of World War II, Wake Island was a stopping off point for vacationers aboard Pan American flights

A Gallant Defense: The Battle of Wake Island

A Gallant Defense: The Battle of Wake Island

Wrecked Grumman "Wildcat" fighters of Marine Fighting Squadron 211 photographed at the Wake airstrip sometime after the Japanese captured the island on 23 December

Battle of Wake Island 75th anniversary: honoring the sacrifice of the Wake Defenders > Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson > News Articles

Battle of Wake Island 75th anniversary: honoring the sacrifice of the Wake Defenders > Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson > News Articles

WWII Battle of Wake Island  - Alamo of the Pacific

Told from perspectives of Americans and Japanese who lived through Wake Island during the Second World War.

Destroyed F4F Wildcats on Wake Island, December 1941.-During their fifteen-day defense, the garrison at Wake Island sank four Japanese warships and severely damaged a fifth. In addition, as many as 21 Japanese aircraft were downed along with a total of around 820 killed and approximately 300 wounded. American losses numbered 12 aircraft, 119 killed, and 50 wounded

A Gallant Defense: The Battle of Wake Island

Wreckage of Wildcat flown by Captain Henry T. Elrod on December 11 in the attack that sank the Japanese destroyer Kisaragi.

1940's Japanese Pacific War Postcard "Battle of Wake Island" / US army ww2 military / / vintage antique old card japan military

1940's Japanese Pacific War Postcard Battle of Wake Island US army ww2 military

Japanese Pacific War Postcard "Battle of Wake Island" / US army military / / vintage antique old card japan military

In the opening days of the war, the heroic defense at the Battle of Wake Island gave America hope.

In the opening days of the war, the heroic defense at the Battle of Wake Island gave America hope.

Battle of Wake Island

'A Magnificent Fight: Marines in the Battle for Wake Island' by Robert J. Cressman (Marines in World War II Commemorative Series)

The First Man to Sink a Japanese Warship – The Battle Of Wake Island

The First Man to Sink a Japanese Warship – The Battle Of Wake Island - pin by Paolo Marzioli

The story is that the commander of the Japanese garrison ordered  the execution of 98 captured Americans.  One escaped and carved "98 US PW 5-10-43" on this coral rock.  It's still there.

On Wake Island in the Japanese execute 97 captured Americans by machine gun. Only 1 man escapes the slaughter and carves US PW on large coral rock as an attempt to document the atrocity. He is later captured and beheaded. The rock is still there today.

In the opening days of the war, the heroic defense at the Battle of Wake Island gave America hope.

In the opening days of the World War II, the heroic defense at the Battle of Wake Island gave America hope.

******Battle of Wake island(1941)******  POW of Wake troops ,civilian and Chanoro inhabitants  after occupation of Wake Island.

guarding prisoners -japanese navy soldier guarding american prisoners after the conquest of wake island (december

Night Battle of Wake Island - Battlefield 2 - Gameplay on PC - Best BF2 ...

Night Battle of Wake Island - Battlefield 2 - Gameplay on PC - Best .

Battle of Wake Island

The Battle of Wake Island started at the same time as the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese and concluded on December The island would remain

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