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The Battle of Wake Island began simultaneously with the attack on Pearl Harbor naval/air ... The defense battalion was supplemented by Marine Corps fighter plane squadron VMF-211, consisting of 12 F4F-3 Wildcat fighters, commanded by ...

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29 Nov 1941, US Marine Corps Major Walter L. J. Bayler arrived at Wake Island with a detachment of Marines from Marine Aircraft Group 21 to set up air base ...

www.mclbbarstow.marines.mil/News/News-Article-Display/Article/509343/defender-of-wake-island-henry-t-elrod

Jan 23, 2014 ... In the opening hours of the United States' involvement in World War II, Hawaii wasn't the only island under attack,

www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USMC/USMC-C-Wake.html

'A Magnificent Fight: Marines in the Battle for Wake Island' by Robert J. Cressman (Marines in World War II ... Devereux enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1923.

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Wake Island: Military Importance. The location of Wake Island provided for a strategic location for both the United States .... Commandant of the Marine Corps.

www.defensemedianetwork.com/stories/the-abandoned-relief-of-wake-island

Dec 30, 2014 ... Wrecked U.S. Marine Corps Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat fighters of Marine Fighting Squadron 211 (VMF-211), photographed by by the Wake ...

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Rear Admiral Shigimatsu Sakaibara, former commander of the Japanese on Wake, signs the surrender document which makes Wake Island owned by America ...

www.usmilitary.com/2949/marine-corps-victory-at-wake-island

In early 1941 the United States Navy on Wake Island constructed a base, where the soldiers from the 1st Marine Defense Battalion were stationed, over 449 ...

www.mca-marines.org/gazette/1996/12/wake-island

'Considering the power accumulated for the invasion of Wake Island, and the meager forces of the defenders, it was one of the most humiliating defeats we had ...