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Matsuwa Airfield 1945, Kuril Island Chain Overlay

Matsuwa Airfield 1945, Kuril Island Chain Overlay

During World War II the Japanese had an airfield located on this island. The island was garrisoned by the 41st Independent Mixed Regiment, 6th Independent Tank Company, and supporting units. During 1944 the Japanese facilities on the island were intermittently shelled by U.S. naval and bomber forces. Several Japanese cargo vessels were sunk near the island, and while at harbor. On June 1, 1944,...
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Japanese Airfield, Kuril Island Chain Overlay

Japanese Airfield, Kuril Island Chain Overlay

Aerial recon photo of Japanese Kuabu Airfield- Located on Paramushiru Island.
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Midway Atoll facilities

Midway Atoll facilities

Midway Atoll (or Midway Island or Midway Islands, pronounced /ˈmɪdweɪ/; Hawaiian: Pihemanu Kauihelani [1]) is a 2.4 mi² (6.2 km²) atoll located in the North Pacific Ocean (near the northwestern end of the Hawaiian archipelago), about one-third of the way between Honolulu and Tokyo. Midway Atoll is an unorganized, unincorporated territory of the United States. It is less than 140 ...
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Apaki Atoll - South Pacific - Overlay

Apaki Atoll - South Pacific - Overlay

Apataki Atoll, an atoll in the Tuamotu Islands in the south Pacific, is approximately 370 kilometers northeast of the island of Tahiti, near 15°27' South, 146°19' West. The atoll was discovered in 1722 by a Dutch navigator, Jakob Roggeveen. It was later visited by Captain Cook in 1774.
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Japanese Suribachi Airfield, Overlay

Japanese Suribachi Airfield, Overlay

Aerial recon photo of the airfield at the south coast of Paramushir Island.
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Wake Island, North Pacific Ocean

Wake Island, North Pacific Ocean

Wake Island (also known as Wake Atoll) is a coral atoll (having a coastline of 19.3 kilometers) in the North Pacific Ocean, located about two-thirds of the way from Honolulu (2,300 statute miles or 3,700 km west) to Guam (1,510 miles or 2,430 km east).

On December 8, 1941 the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor (Wake being on the opposite side of the International Date Line), 16 Japane...
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Japanese Seaplane Base on Wotje Island, Wotje Atoll

Japanese Seaplane Base on Wotje Island, Wotje Atoll

The garrison of Wotje, at peak strength in December 1943, consisted on 3,298 men, 2,103 Navy and 429 Army personnel, and 766 civilian (and Korean) construction workers under the command of Captain (later Rear-Admiral) Nobukazu Yoshimi, of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Of these only 1244 or 37.72% survived until surrender in August 1944. Between mid-1943 and Aug. 1945, US aircraft dropped 3500t bo...
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Tureia Atoll - Overlay

Tureia Atoll - Overlay

If you asked almost anyone to describe a tropical island, they would likely mention palm trees and flat, white sandy beaches that stretch for kilometers: they would describe a coral atoll. Coral atolls are normally long, thin bars of white sand that rise just a few meters above sea level. The island or island group surrounds a hollow center where a volcanic peak once was. The atoll shown in thi...
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Kiritimati, Kiribati (Christmas Island)

Kiritimati, Kiribati (Christmas Island)

Pronounced “Ki-ris-mas,” Kiritimati Island has a large infilled lagoon that gives it the largest land area (125 square miles, 321 square km) of any atoll in the world. Captain Cook named the atoll Christmas Island when he arrived on Christmas Eve in 1777. Used for nuclear testing in the 1950s and 1960s, the island is now valued for its marine and wildlife resources. It is particularly important...
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Operation Hailstorm - Raid on Truk (Chuuk)

Operation Hailstorm - Raid on Truk (Chuuk)

Operation Hailstone was a massive naval air and surface attack launched on 17 February and 18 February 1944, during World War II by the United States Navy against the Japanese naval and air base at Truk in the Caroline Islands, a pre-war Japanese territory. Truk was a major Japanese logistical base as well as the operating "home" base for the Imperial Japanese Navy's Combined Fleet. T...
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Male Maldives (overlay)

Male Maldives (overlay)

Malé, population 81,647 (2004), is the capital of the Republic of Maldives. The city is located on Malé Island in the Kaafu Atoll. Although Malé is geographically located in Kaafu Atoll, administratively it is not considered part of it. A commercial harbour is located in the Island. It is the heart of all commercial activities in the country. Malé International Airport is on adjacent Hulhule Is...
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Johnston Island - Atomic Test Facility

Johnston Island - Atomic Test Facility

Johnston Atoll is a 2.8 km² atoll in the North Pacific Ocean at 16°45′ N 169°30′ W, about one-third of the way from Hawai'i to the Marshall Islands. Johnston Island and Sand Island are natural islands, which have been expanded by coral dredging. North Island (Akau) and East Island (Hikina) are artificial islands formed from coral dredging.

Johnston is an unincorporat...
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