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>During World War II, Japanese-held *Yap* was one of the islands bypassed in the U.S. “island-hopping” strategy, although it was regularly bombed by U.S. ships and aircraft, and *Yap*-based Japanese bombers did some damage in return. The Japanese garrison comprised 4,423 IJA men under the command of Colonel Daihachi Itoh and 1,494 IJN men.
Simple chart of [Yap Island](https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c0/Yap.png) located in the Carolines.
“Which island did you come from?”, Naval Officer.
“Yap”, Japanese Officer.
“Where?”, Naval Officer.
“Yap?”, Naval Officer.
“Yep”, Japanese Officer.