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During the Second World War, in the Pacific Theater of Operations, Operation CATCHPOLE, the invasion of Eniwetok, had been scheduled for May 1944, but the operation was accelerated to mid-February. It was speeded up due to the success of Operation FLINTLOCK against Kwajalein. [1]


  1. , PART III: The Marshalls: Quickening the Pace; Chapter 5: The CATCHPOLE Operation; CATCHPOLE AND THE LESSER MARSHALLS, History of U.S. Marine Corps Operations in the Second World War, U.S. Marine Corps Historical Center Branch