Building for War

Building for War

Building for War: The Epic Saga of the Civilian Contractors and Marines of Wake Island in World War II  tells the story of Depression-era civilian contractors who come to a remote Pacific atoll in 1941 to build a naval air station. One of a dozen Pacific projects contracted by the United States Navy, Wake is the most challenging in terms of distance and physical features. Read an excerpt from Building For War Introduction Chapter 4...

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Where is Wake Island?

Where is Wake Island?

Where’s Wake? You can see it near center top of this map, west of Hawaii, north of the Marshall Islands. Click the map for a larger view. You may also view the map as a PDF...

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