The Marshall Islands
World War II History

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The Japanese administered the Marshall Islands, as well as the rest of former German Micronesia, as a Mandate on behalf of the League of Nations. In the late 1930s several islands were developed into naval and air bases. A substantial number of historic documents, descriptions of bases and photographs (both historic and modern) can be found here. [more...]


After Pearl harbor the US carried out a number of attacks on the Japanese positions in Micronesia, culminating in the conquest of many islands during 1944. Several Japanese air bases in the Marshalls were neutralised and by-passed. A substantial number of historic documents, bombing reports, and photographs (both historic and modern) can be found here.[more...]

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