Midway Islands


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Midway Islands

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(Placename) an atoll in the central Pacific, about 2100 km (1300 miles) northwest of Honolulu: annexed by the US in 1867: scene of a decisive battle (June, 1942), in which the US combined fleets destroyed Japan's carrier fleet. Pop: 40 (2013 est). Area: 5 sq km (2 sq miles)
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Noun1.Midway Islands - an atoll in the Hawaiian Islands some 1300 miles to the northwest of HonoluluMidway Islands - an atoll in the Hawaiian Islands some 1300 miles to the northwest of Honolulu; site of an important United States naval base
Battle of Midway, Midway - naval battle of World War II (June 1942); American planes based on land and on carriers decisively defeated a Japanese fleet on its way to invade the Midway Islands
Hawaiian Islands, Sandwich Islands - a group of volcanic and coral islands in the central Pacific
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American Samoa and the Midway Islands in the North Pacific had to wait until 11am UK time today.
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The first place to usher in 2013 was Christmas Island, the Australian territory in the Indian Ocean, while American Samoa and the Midway Islands in the North Pacific had to wait until 11am before their fireworks.
This energized Kimmel to reinforce Wake and Midway islands with supplies and aircraft.