WW2 Bunker on the beach of Wake Island [1136X640] [OC]

WW2 Bunker on the beach of Wake Island [1136X640] [OC]

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

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

A Gallant Defense: The Battle of Wake Island

Captain Henry T. Elrod's Grumman Wildcat, Bu. No. shown here damaged beyond repair and salvaged for parts, took part in the attack on IJN Kisaragi. (Imperial Japanese Navy)

Wake Island Airstrip

Wake Island Airstrip

A Gallant Defense: The Battle of Wake Island

A Gallant Defense: The Battle of Wake Island

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