Truk Islands


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Truk Islands

(trʌk)
pl n
(Placename) a group of islands in the W Pacific, in the E Caroline Islands: administratively part of the US Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands from 1947; became self-governing in 1979 as part of the Federated States of Micronesia; consists of 11 chief islands; a major Japanese naval base during World War II. Pop: 53 381 (2006). Area: 130 sq km (50 sq miles)

Truk′ Is′lands

(trʌk, trʊk)
n.pl.
a group of islands in the W Pacific, in the Caroline Islands: part of the Federated States of Micronesia. 46,159; 49 sq. mi. (127 sq. km).
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They had photographed battles from the raid on Truk Islands to the "Marianas Turkey Shoot.
The three military enthusiasts, including a 41-year-old local government employee, allegedly dived into the sea off the Truk Islands to take instruments and bullets from sunken Japanese Zero fighters and warships at a depth of about 30 meters.
Although the cruiser had provided fire support to an American flotilla in the Pacific as it struck at Japanese-held islands, underwent an attack by kamikaze planes, and served as the flagship in an attack on the heavily fortified Japanese naval base in the Truk Islands, Uganda was ordered to return to base.