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Sunday, 18 February 2018

USA planning aircraft bases on Guam, Wake and Midway according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad 1934 no. 7

An item referred to the newspaper Washington Herald dated 6 September 1934 reporting that the US navy planned to strengthen Guam, Wake and Midway and founding their aircraft bases which could be used as so-called stepping stones in the Pacific. It this manner became it possible to cross the Pacific starting at Hawaii in steps of 1.200 miles. If the temporarily naval conference at London, England failed was the expectation that a definitive proposal would be sent to the Congress.