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80-G-85197 Wake Island attack

Wake Island attack
Title: Wake Island attack
Caption: Aerial of Wake Island at the height of the attack by U.S. carrier-based planes and ship bombardment. A fire burns near the airfield while in the foreground are the remains of a Japanese ship that was beached after being hit in December 1941 by Marines defending the base when it fell to the invading Japanese October 5-6, 1943.
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Catalog #: 80-G-85197
Copyright Owner: National Archives
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After this Year: 1939
Before this Year: 1945
Original Medium: BW Photo
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