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

Battle of Wake Island - All Those Who Surrendered Were Tortured, 98 Were Machine-Gunned

A Gallant Defense: The Battle of Wake Island

*****Battle of Wake Island.***** Japanese Carrier based bomber completely destroyed US Marine among 12 ) & military installations.

WWII Battle of Wake Island  - Alamo of the Pacific

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

Most people believe that although the Japanese succeeded in bombing Pearl Harbor during WWII, they never managed to occupy so much as an inch of American s

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.

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

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

A Gallant Defense: The Battle of Wake Island

A Gallant Defense: The Battle of Wake Island

The Battle of Wake Island was fought December 1941 during World War II and saw the US Marines mount a heroic defense before being overwhelmed by Japanese forces.

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