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Line Islands

Relief map of the Line Islands

The Line Islands are a chain of eleven islands and islands lying across the Equator south of Hawaii.  Only Christmas, Fanning, and Palmyra were inhabited in 1941, with a total population of a little over 330 persons.

Airstrips had been completed on Christmas and Palmyra by the time war broke out.

References

Rottman (2002)



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