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.