Truk Islands

Truk Islands
/truk, trook/
a group of the Caroline Islands, in the N Pacific: part of the Federated States of Micronesia; an important Japanese naval base in World War II. 35,220; 50 sq. mi. (130 sq. km). Also called Truk.

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  • Truk Islands — /truk, trook/ a group of the Caroline Islands, in the N Pacific: part of the Federated States of Micronesia; an important Japanese naval base in World War II. 35,220; 50 sq. mi. (130 sq. km). Also called Truk …   Useful english dictionary

  • Truk Islands — Truk′ Is′lands [[t]trʌk, trʊk[/t]] n. pl. geg a group of islands in the W Pacific, in the Caroline Islands: part of the Federated States of Micronesia. 46,159; 49 sq. mi. (127 sq. km) …   From formal English to slang

  • Truk Islands — /trʌk ˈaɪləndz/ (say truk uyluhndz) plural noun a group of the Caroline Islands, in the northern Pacific; administratively part of the US Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands; major Japanese naval base in World War II. About 130 km2 …  

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  • Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands caption=Anti aircraft shell bursts, fired at attacking Japanese aircraft, fill the sky above USS Enterprise (center left) and her screening ships during the battle on October 26 …   Wikipedia

  • Hailstorm Over Truk Lagoon — is a book by Klaus Lindemann about the shipwrecks of Truk lagoon.The wrecks were caused by Operation Hailstone, the US Navy aerial attack on the Japanese held islands of the lagoon on 17 and 18 February 1944. The American naval forces neutralised …   Wikipedia

  • Pacific Islands — The Pacific Ocean contains an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 islands (the exact number has yet to be precisely determined). Those islands lying south of the tropic of Cancer but excluding Australia are traditionally grouped into three divisions:… …   Wikipedia

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