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    Wake Atoll United States Minor Outlying Islands United States
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USN January 2, 1942

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USN February 24, 1942
Wake Atoll includes a lagoon surrounded by Peale Island, Wake Island, and Wilkes Island surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. In 1899 the United States took possession of Wake Atoll. Today Wake Island is unorganized, unincorporated territory and is considered part of the United States Minor Outlying Islands of the United States of America (USA).

Wake Atoll
Wake Island largest island at the southeast corner of Wake Atoll, captured by the Japanese December 23, 1941.
Peale Island  located at the north center of Wake Atoll.
Wilkes Island located at the southwest corner of Wake Atoll, connected by a causeway to Wake Island.

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December 15, 2023


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