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Battle of Kwajalein


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(February 1944) the first prewar capture of a Japanese territory by American troops. Noted for intensive pre-invasion bombardment directed by Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, Kwajalein cost less than 500 American lives compared to over 7,000 by the Japanese.

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