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Aerial photograph of Wake taken from a PBY Catalina on 25 May 1941, looking west along the northern side, with Peale Island in the center and Wilkes Island in the left distanceWrecked Wildcats of VMF-211 collected by Japanese, Wake, circa late Dec 1941
Aerial photograph of Wake taken from a PBY Catalina on 25 May 1941, looking west along the northern side, with Peale Island in the center and Wilkes Island in the left distanceWrecked Wildcats of VMF-211 collected by Japanese, Wake, circa late Dec 1941
The Wake Island exhibit at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico, Virginia, United States, 15 Jan 2007
The Wake Island exhibit at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico, Virginia, United States, 15 Jan 2007
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