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    Peale Island United States Minor Outlying Islands United States
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USN February 24, 1942

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USN February 24, 1942

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Location
Peale Island is a smaller island in Wake Atoll located to the north of Wake Island, connected by causeway to Wilkes Island.

Prewar
Peale had the terminal and seaplane area for Pan American flyingboats. Also, prior to the start of the war, the US Navy began construction of a Naval Air Station, that was never completed.

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese on December 23, 1941 until the end of the war.

American missions against Peale
February 14, 1942 - August 6, 1945

Peale Island Seaplane Base
Built prewar, used by the Japanese

Japanese 8" Coastal Gun
Emplaced by the Japanese on northern coast of Peale Island

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Last Updated
January 11, 2018

 

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