Battle Name : Wake Island
Date(s) : 08 December 1941 - 23 December 1941
Outcome : A victory for Japanese forces over US Naval forces
Type of battle : Land, Sea, Air
This central Pacific atoll was intended as a US Pacific submarine forward base in 1941 but defences were not completed in December when the Japanese attacked. The force held out for more than 2 weeks before succumbing.