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Prelude: World War II started for the defenders of Wake Island just shy of noon on Dec. 8, 1941 (Dec. 7 in Pearl Harbor—Wake is across the International Date Line), when 27 Japanese Mitsubishi G3M2 Type 96 attack bombers swept in undetected to bomb and strafe the island. In 10 minutes the raiders...
SOUTHWEST ASIA Fight Against ISIL: SPMAGTF Marines Conduct Crisis Response Exercise Leathernecks with Company C, 1st Battalion, Seventh Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force–Crisis Response-Central Command (SPMAGTF–CR-CC) conducted a mission readiness exercise at an...
The impressive view from the Pentagon’s “E” ring and its equally impressive location in close proximity to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s office indicate the importance of the person occupying its environs. The mementos, knickknacks and memorabilia displayed throughout the office...

Today in History

February 10

1945

Task Force 58, with Marine Fighter Squadrons 123, 216, 217, 212, and 451 on board carriers, attacked Tokyo and provided air support for Iwo Jima landing forces. They also bombed and strafed Okinawa.