US troops capture Roi-Namur island in Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands during th...HD Stock Footage
U.S. 7th Infantry Division in Battle of Kwajalein
The two sides of Kwajalein
WW II Marshall Islands Kwajalein
The Battle of Kwajalein was fought as part of the Pacific campaign of World War II. It took place from 31 January-3 February 1944, on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Employing the hard-learned lessons of the battle of Tarawa, the United States launched a successful twin assault on the main islands of Kwajalein in the south and Roi-Namur in the north. The Japanese defenders put up stiff resistance, although outnumbered and under-prepared. The determined defense of Roi-Namur left only 51 survivors of an original garrison of 3,500.