Chuukese Experiences in the Pacific War

  title={Chuukese Experiences in the Pacific War},
  author={Lin Poyer},
  journal={The Journal of Pacific History},
  pages={223 - 238}
  • Lin Poyer
  • Published 2008
  • History
  • The Journal of Pacific History
  • The lives of Pacific Islanders during World War II can be described through a combination of documentary and oral history. This article reviews the experiences of the people of Chuuk (formerly ‘Truk’) in the Central Caroline Islands during the Pacific War. Chuuk served as headquarters for the Japanese Imperial Navy's Fourth Fleet and, later, rear area headquarters for the Combined Fleet. When the Japanese military shifted to defence in mid-1943, troops fortified the island, resulting in the… CONTINUE READING