Battle of Wake Island - You Will Not Believe How The Japanese Treated Those Who Surrendered - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/featured/battle-of-wake-island.html

Battle of Wake Island - You Will Not Believe How The Japanese Treated Those Who Surrendered - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/featured/battle-of-wake-island.html

Destroyed F4F Wildcats on Wake Island, December 1941.-During their fifteen-day defense, the garrison at Wake Island sank four Japanese warships and severely damaged a fifth. In addition, as many as 21 Japanese aircraft were downed along with a total of around 820 killed and approximately 300 wounded. American losses numbered 12 aircraft, 119 killed, and 50 wounded

Destroyed F4F Wildcats on Wake Island, December 1941.-During their fifteen-day defense, the garrison at Wake Island sank four Japanese warships and severely damaged a fifth. In addition, as many as 21 Japanese aircraft were downed along with a total of around 820 killed and approximately 300 wounded. American losses numbered 12 aircraft, 119 killed, and 50 wounded

The story is that the commander of the Japanese garrison ordered  the execution of 98 captured Americans.  One escaped and carved "98 US PW 5-10-43" on this coral rock.  It's still there.

The story is that the commander of the Japanese garrison ordered the execution of 98 captured Americans. One escaped and carved "98 US PW 5-10-43" on this coral rock. It's still there.

Battle of Wake Island

Battle of Wake Island

Amazon.com: Hell Wouldn't Stop: An Oral History of the Battle of Wake Island (9780786710966): Chet Cunningham: Books

Amazon.com: Hell Wouldn't Stop: An Oral History of the Battle of Wake Island (9780786710966): Chet Cunningham: Books

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