Few Aware that Japanese Assaulted Wake Island Just Hours after the Pearl Harbor attack that shocked the World

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News of the December 7, 1941 horrific Japanese attack against Pearl Harbor quickly captured the attention of Americans and the world. But very few are aware that just hours after Pearl Harbor, Japan also attacked strategically located Wake Island where the US had over a thousand contractors building a Navy-Marine base and an airstrip. Although the attack is recorded as December 8, it was on the same day as Pearl because Wake is located on the other side of the International Date Line.



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