My uncle was a civilian working on Wake Island when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, then came and captured Wake Island. He has an amazing story of trying to save the island from capture, being in prison camp and escaping through China, with the help of a young Mao. He passed away last year, but I have never known such a patriotic man. He made a lifelong pursuit of putting up tall flag poles in his neighbor's yards. There has been a History Channel program about what happened on Wake Island, and he also wrote his experiences in a book. If you are interested, the book “Rescued by Mao: World War II, Wake Island, and My Remarkable Escape to Freedom Across Mainland China” by William Taylor is available at Rescued by Mao.