Talk:Battle of Kwajalein

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Photo question.[edit]

The Photo captioned "marines on Kwajalein" may have been taken on roi-namur? This caption should be confirmed.

Headings[edit]

I thought I would break this up into headings, similar to the way the article on Iwo Jima is broken up. However there really is more than one island involved here, so it may make snes to break the article in subcategories on each assault. It may well be that Roi-Namur is worth a break out page. Any thoughts?

66.18.148.16 23:50, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

I think it is unlikely that the assault on Kwajalein was supported by B-29 bombers as stated in the article. To my knowledge, the B-29 was not fielded in the Pacific until after April 1, 1944. Perhaps the author means B-17. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.160.179.232 (talkcontribs) 22:01, 11 May 2007

You're right about the B-29s; they were B-24s. [1]
—wwoods 14:50, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

reorganization[edit]

I think this article needs to be reworked. The battle of Kwajalien was on component of the larger seizure of Kwajalien Atoll. Ultimately the battle should be clarified as the battle of Kwajalien Atoll to distinguish it from the Battle of Kwajalien Island. —Preceding unsigned comment added by JBickley00 (talkcontribs) 19:46, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

This article, like every source I've seen, treats the battle for the atoll as the "Battle of Kwajalein". We don't even have sections for the two main engagements of the battle — we don't need separate articles.
—WWoods (talk) 05:52, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

reslly, because the Army and USMC histories look at this as the Marshalls Campaign, from my recollection. Which had multiple battles. Its a bit more than semantics, but I think we at least need sub headings for the different islands that were invaded. —Preceding unsigned comment added by JBickley00 (talkcontribs) 22:27, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

Comparisons[edit]

Not sure why "Guam" is in here as a comparison. Guam is a big island, kwaj a tiny one. Once command of the air was taken over the Atoll and the railway bombed to smithereens, it was "just" a matter of subduing the defenders piecemeal. Guam was probably different. If you were going to amphibiously attack an island, and were going to take control of the air first, Kwaj would be where you would start. (Not Tarawa, but I'm sure that the Navy didn't have that choice!). Student7 (talk) 01:08, 1 February 2012 (UTC)