World War II

8-inch Coastal Defense Guns in Micronesia.
compiled by Dirk H.R. Spennemann
Discussion of the British, Italian and Japanese 8-inch Naval Guns and their Emplacements in Micronesia. Featured are the guns at Betio, Tarawa, Kiribati; Wake I, Marshall Islands, and Sapuk, Moen, Chuuk.


Former Japanese Comand Centre, now Xavier High School, Moen, Chuuk
Photos by Dirk H.R. Spennemann
WWII Approach recognition chart for Chuuk
WW II Relief Model for Moen, Chuuk


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