Great seal of the United States; Wikimedia Commons.

Midway island, Wake Island, the Philippines, and Guam, all controlled by the USA in 1941, were sites of important battles during the Pacific War.

The United States claims the following possessions today:

American Samoa


Baker Island

Howland Island

Jarvis Island

Johnston Atoll

Kingman Reef

Midway Islands

Navassa Island

Northern Mariana Islands

Palmyra Atoll

Puerto Rico

U.S. Virgin Islands

Wake Islands