US Marines on Wake Island 1941.
One of my favorite stories from all of WW2 is wake island. An undermanned island, that was still being constructed was attacked simultaneously with Pearl Harbor and other American possessions in the Pacific by the Japanese empire. This was the last island to hold on (excluding Fort Drum) until it was finally overrun by the Japanese on December 23 1941. A fun fact, wake island is a single atoll with a small island off the point of one end. After repelling the first landing attempt. Both islands were attacked at night and while the atoll surrendered due to lack of ammunition and supplies, the small island (Peale island) had successfully mounted a counter attack and was surprised when the islands commander came across the water saying he had surrendered the island.
Wake island was eventually retaken from the Japanese Empire September 4th 1945.
Pacific Alamo by John Wukovits is an amazing book if you are interested in this story.
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