Definition of Battle of wake island
1. Noun. In December 1941 the island was captured by the Japanese after a gallant last-ditch stand by a few hundred United States marines.
Generic synonyms: Amphibious Assault
Group relationships: Second World War, World War 2, World War Ii
Geographical relationships: Wake, Wake Island
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1. American Airpower Comes of Age: General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold's World War II by General Henry H. Arnold, John W. Huston (2001)
"General Tinker had been lost leading a flight of B-24s in an attack on Japanese ships in the aftermath of the Battle of Wake Island, 7 June 1942. 133. ..."