Midway Islands

2 isls. NW of Honolulu, under control of the U.S. Navy; 2 sq. mi.; scene of an important battle of World War II, June 1942.

Webster's Gazetteer. 2013.

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  • Midway Islands — coral atoll & two islets at the end of the Hawaiian chain: administered by the U.S. Navy: 2 sq mi (5.2 sq km) * * * Midway Islands Introduction Midway Islands Background: The US took formal possession of the islands in 1867. The laying of the… …   Universalium

  • Midway Islands — coral atoll & two islets at the end of the Hawaiian chain: administered by the U.S. Navy: 2 sq mi (5.2 sq km) …   English World dictionary

  • Midway Islands — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Midway Islands <p></p> Background: <p></p> The US took formal possession of the islands in 1867. The laying of the trans Pacific cable, which passed through the… …   The World Factbook

  • Midway Islands — Admin ASC 1 Code Orig. name Midway Islands Country and Admin Code UM.300 UM …   World countries Adminstrative division ASC I-II

  • Midway Islands —    The Midway Islands, in the north Pacific northwest of Hawaii, were the scene of the crucial naval battle between the United States and Japan during World War II. Lasting from 4 June to 7 June 1942 and coming a month after the Battle of the… …   Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era

  • Midway Islands — noun an atoll in the Hawaiian Islands some 1300 miles to the northwest of Honolulu; site of an important United States naval base • Members of this Region: ↑Midway, ↑Battle of Midway • Instance Hypernyms: ↑atoll • Part Holonyms: ↑Hawaiian Islands …   Useful english dictionary

  • Midway Islands — /mɪdweɪ ˈaɪləndz/ (say midway uyluhndz) plural noun several islets in the northern Pacific, about 1931 km north west of Hawaii; the Japanese were defeated in a naval battle, June 1942. 5 km2 …   Australian English dictionary

  • Midway Islands — noun a small group of islands in the central Pacific; a US territory …   Wiktionary

  • Midway Atoll — Midway Island redirects here. For the Canadian islands, see North Midway Island and South Midway Island. Midway Atoll is located at …   Wikipedia

  • Midway-Atoll — Midwayinseln Karte des Midway Atolls Gewässer Pazifischer Ozean Archipel Anzahl der Inseln …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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