Truk Lagoon Battle of World War 2 : Operation Hailstone

Truk Lagoon Battle of World War 2 : Operation Hailstone Through the interwar years and into World War II, the Japanese Mandate island of Truk in the Central Caroline Islands had developed a forbidding reputation as an impregnable stronghold, the “Gibraltar of the Pacific,” which was somewhat exaggerated. The Japanese had been very secretive about … Continue reading Truk Lagoon Battle of World War 2 : Operation Hailstone