Wake Island Attack. 80-G-85197

On 23 December, after repulsing an initial Japanese landing on 11 December, US sailors, Marines and others surrender Wake Island. Forty-five CHamorus participate in the island’s defense; 10 of those die in the 12 day siege. Initial Japanese force receives support by some ships and aircraft involved in the 7th of December attack on Pearl Harbor. On Christmas Day the Japanese capture Hong Kong.