Marcus Island

Marcus Island:

see MinamitoriMinamitori
or Marcus Island,
coral atoll, c.740 acres (300 hectares), W Pacific Ocean, 700 mi (1,125 km) SE of Japan; part of Tokyo prefecture, Japan. Triangular in shape and rising to 204 ft (62 m), it was the site of a Japanese meteorological station prior to World
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31, 1943, Duncan saw his first combat at Marcus Island, a small, triangle-shaped atoll less than 1,000 miles from Tokyo.
Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau and the Philippines also issued tsunami warnings, while the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said a tsunami warning was in effect for Russia, Marcus Island and the Northern Marianas.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii also said a tsunami warning was in effect for Russia, Marcus Island and the Northern Marianas.
he Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has warned Japan, Russia, Marcus Island and the Northern Marianas to be aware of Tsunami.
Bush could have rotated home, but instead he went on another eight bombing runs, in all performing 58 combat missions and 1,228 combat hours over Chichi Jima, Rota, Marcus Island, Guam, Manila Bay, Saipan and Wake Island.
September 1 American carriers Yorktown, Essex, and Independence launch an air attack on the Japanese base on Marcus Island, 1,100 miles southeast of Tokyo.
One of these is Minamitorishima, or "Marcus Island" on some English-language maps.
The 15th typhoon was located in waters near Minami-Torishima Island, also known as Marcus Island, at 6 p.m.
Far to the east lies the solitary coral speck of Minamitorishima, "South Bird Island." It is often shown on English-language maps as Marcus Island. This tiny, flat, triangular island, one of the farthest-flung inhabited bits of land in the Pacific, has a transient population like that of Toh Tub that numbers only about 50 or so.
Also known as Marcus Island, Minami Torishima is the easternmost point in Japan and lies about 1,200 kilometers east of the Ogasawara Islands, which are roughly 1,000 km south of Tokyo.
Operations moved to places like Bougainville, the Marcus Islands, and Wake--actions which led up to the Battles of the Coral Sea and Midway.