24 Dec 41: After fifteen days of valiant fighting, US forces and civilian contractors defending Wake Island are finally forced to surrender to the attacking Japanese. #WWII

24 Dec After fifteen days of valiant fighting, US forces and civilian contractors defending Wake Island are finally forced to surrender to the attacking Japanese. - Pin it by GUSTAVO BUESO-JACQUIER

National flag of the Wake Islands from http://www.flagsinformation.com/wake_island-country-flag.html

Wake Island Flag from the Flags of the World Database.

Aerial view of the atoll, looking westward ◆Wake Island - Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake_Island #Wake_Island

Aerial overview of the Wake Island atoll, part of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. Wake Island was devastated by 185 mile per hour winds and a storm surge caused by Super- Typhoon ' Loke ' in August of

Wake Island; Wake Island Boat Basin (81664-7) by NOAA

Wake Island; Wake Island Boat Basin (81664-7) by NOAA

Wake Island - I've been here already, and it is as beautiful as it looks.  I, and several others, played a small part in a documentary for the History Channel.

FlightAware Aviation Photos: , Wake Island AAF in Mid-Pacific region. I lived/worked here inair at PWAK

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)

Map: Wake Island  My daughter, Diane   I landed here in Dec, 1961 on our way to join our daddy in Japan.  MB

Map: Wake Island My daughter, Diane I landed here in Dec, 1961 on our way to join our daddy in Japan.

Referring to the atoll as an island is the result of a pre-World War II desire by the United States Navy to distinguish Wake from other atolls, most of which were Japanese territory. Description from flickr.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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

Wake Island, United States. We made an emergency landing in a C-5 plane in 1989 on our way back to Guam. It was beautiful there!!!

old bridge connecting Peal Island to Wake Island

A Gallant Defense: The Battle of Wake Island

A Gallant Defense: The Battle of Wake Island

The formal surrender of the Japanese garrison on Wake Island - September 7, 1945

Surrender of Wake Atoll, 4 September 1945 [[MORE]] “ Surrender of Wake Atoll, 4 September Raising the U. flag over Wake Island on 4 September as a U.

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.

Wake Island (battle field), North Pacific.

In 1949 on the way home from two years in Okinawa, we passed right by Wake Island. All of the military passengers were lined up along the railings.

Smallest island I've ever been on.  Alot of stuff hit the fan here for it being such a tiny place in the middle of the ocean - Wake Island.

Wake Island and Peale Island pictured from Northeast May sourced from the United States National Archives. Crudely colorized using photos as reference

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.

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