Cool video of Wake Island and a flyby at the end.

Wake Island is a tiny island in Micronesia in the Pacific Ocean, located 2/3 of the way from Honolulu to Guam, best known for its role in World War II. It is an unorganized United States territory, with no permanent residents, just members of the U.S. military and civilian contractors who manage the facility.

On December 11, 1941, Wake Island was the site of the Empire of Japan’s first unsuccessful attack on American forces in the Battle of Wake Island when U.S. Marines, with some US Navy personnel and civilians on the island repelled an attempted Japanese invasion, sinking two enemy destroyers and a transport.

The island fell to overwhelming Japanese forces 12 days later in a second attack, this one with extensive support from Japanese carrier-based aircraft returning from the attack on Pearl Harbor naval and air bases in Hawaii further east, four days previously. Wake Island remained occupied by Japanese forces until the end of the war in September 1945. – Wikipedia

Featured image of VFA-27 Royal Maces a United States Navy FA-18E Super Hornet squadron based in Atsugi Japan flying over the Downtown area of Wake Island by US Navy

VFA-27 Royal Maces a United States Navy FA-18E Super Hornet squadron based in Atsugi Japan flies over the Downtown area of Wake Island

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