Oct 05, 1943 - Oct 06, 1943
Task Force 14 (TF-14) began a two-day raid on Wake Island. Rear Admiral Sakaibara Shigematsu, the Japanese island commander, then ordered the execution of the 98 remaining civilian prisoners captured on 23 December 1941, due to his fear they would escape and communicate about the weak garrison.
Theater: Pacific Theater
Source: Naval History & Heritage Command