Mariana Islands/Related Articles
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- Micronesia : Region of Oceania in the western Pacific Ocean, comprising thousands of tropical islands shared between five states and three U.S. territories.
- Eniwetok Atoll : Add brief definition or description
- Guam : Civilian-governed U.S. territory in the geographic Mariana Islands of Micronesia but not part of the political Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; major U.S. military base, including a prepositioning ship squadron and Anderson Air Force Base for bomber aircraft and air refueling tankers, growing with the transfer of forces from Okinawa.
- Rota (island) : Add brief definition or description
- Saipan : An island in the Marianas archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean, part of the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI); site of the WWII Battle of Saipan, which triggered the fall of the Tojo government and the beginning of the peace faction in Japan
- Tinian : Add brief definition or description
Second World War
- Operation FLINTLOCK : The U.S. amphibious campaign against Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific Theater of Operations of the Second World War
- Operation FORAGER : Second-phase U.S. offensive in the Mariana Islands, following Operation FLINTLOCK, beginning in June 1944 and resulting in the capture of Guam, Saipan and Tinian
- Gilbert Islands : An island group in the western part of the central Pacific Ocean, now the Republic of Kiribati, which contains the Tarawa atoll and Betio island, site of the WWII Battle of Tarawa
- Marshall Islands : Formerly a U.S. trust territory, site of major Japanese bases in WWII, and then used for U.S. nuclear testing after the war; now a semi-independent facility with local government but the U.S. in control of foreign policy; the U.S. operates large ballistic missile defense test ranges
- Kwajalein Atoll : An atoll within the Marshall Islands, site of major combat in the Second World War as the location of the main Japanese bases in Micronesia, and with a major U.S. ballistic missile defense test and surveillance site on Kwajalein Island, the largest and southernmost island of the group