The sea water is the wonderful part. It is warm, 80 degrees, limpid, clear and incredibly blue. Each degree of sunlight gives it another shade of blue and it is so clear one can see bottom plainly at 60 ft. depth. And full of fish of all colors and shapes.
Harry to Katherine, Wake Island, January 10, 1941
Building for War
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Blue Book Here is a full PDF copy of the Wake Island “Blue Book” with a corresponding page of notes and corrections. I have also posted rosters for all civilians and military personnel at the start of war on Wake in December 1941.Read More
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