Wake Island


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Wake Island

 (wāk)
An island of the western Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and Guam. Annexed by the United States in 1898, it was a commercial air base and later a military base. Wake Island was held by the Japanese from 1941 to 1945.
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Wake Island

(weɪk)
n
(Placename) an atoll in the N central Pacific: claimed by the US in 1899; developed as a civil and naval air station in the late 1930s. Area: 8 sq km (3 sq miles)
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Wake′ Is′land


n.
an island in the N Pacific, N of the Marshall Islands, belonging to the U.S. 3 sq. mi. (8 sq. km).
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Noun1.Wake Island - an island in the western Pacific between Guam and HawaiiWake Island - an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii
Battle of Wake, Battle of Wake Island - in December 1941 the island was captured by the Japanese after a gallant last-ditch stand by a few hundred United States marines
Pacific, Pacific Ocean - the largest ocean in the world
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A relatively fresh VP-21 Patrol Squadron was on the way to Midway and Wake Islands, while the dozen PBY-3 flying boats of VP-22 had returned from there to rejoin Hawaii's patrol force, but they were run down and required overhaul.
This fall Samson Electric was working on a military contract on Kwajalein atoll and was bidding on another on Wake Island. Samson says he estimates between 10 and 20 percent of his firm's revenue comes from its Pacific island work.
Six aircraft and crews met at Wake Island, some eastbound and some westbound."
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He was shipped to Wake Island but the ship was turned around because the island was already taken, with the surrender of the American forces to the Empire of Japan.
LEMOORE, California, Dhu-AlQa'dah 18, 1435, Sep 13, 2014, SPA -- Rescuers searched an area of the far western Pacific Ocean Saturday for a Navy fighter pilot whose jet was one of two that crashed west of Wake Island.
Our normal profile was to land and fuel at Wake Island and then proceed to Hawaii.
These primary customers include jets and aircraft from Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi, Yokota Air Base and Misawa Air Base as well as all the 7th Fleet Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) vessels, said Floyd, adding that fuel is also shipped to Okinawa, Guam, Diego Garcia, Wake Island and Kwajalein Atoll.
Victory in Defeat: The Wake Island Defenders in Captivity, 1941-1945 by Gregory J.
Starting at 5:30PM to an early crowd, the show lasted 8 hours and featured 9 of the nation's finest independent bands, chronologically: Jammit the Band (Reggae), Postcards (Folk), Segundo Bloco (Brazilian percussion orchestra), Charlie Rayne (Folk rock), The Incompetents (Psychedelic rock), The Wanton Bishops (Blues-rock revival), Near Surface (Alternative rock), Wake Island (Indie Rock), The DnB Project (Electro-acoustic Drum'n'Bass improvisation).
Last but not the least, WPMF will introduce Batroun to Montreal-born Wake Island. This newcomer on Lebanon's indie musical scene was born of an interesting blend of Lebanese, Canadian and U.S.
outposts throughout the Pacific, including Pearl Harbor, the Philippines, Guam, Wake Island and elsewhere.