GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Previous name (as employed by Margo Duggan) for Hagatña, Guam, the administrative center for the island, located on its western coast.
Previous name (as employed by Margo Duggan) for Ngeaur. Southernmost island in the Palau group.
Indigenous name for Palau. This database uses current official spellings employed by the government of each island group -- in this case, Palau.
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Fourteen islands, including Saipan, Tinian and Rota, existing as a commonwealth in political union with the US. During the time these images were made, the islands, along with Guam, comprised the Mariana Islands District of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.
"Commander Marianas." Short for "Commander Naval Forces Marianas" (also sometimes abbreviated as COMNAVMAR). Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, as the Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Fleet, was the highest ranking officer on Guam during the period of U.S. military rule (1944-1946). He established his headquarters on the Fonte Plateau, which became known as ComMar Hill, and is now known as Nimitz Hill.
Mariana Islands. At the time that these photographs and captions were made Guam, the southernmost island in the Mariana archipelago, was also politically a part of the Mariana Islands -- and hence Margo Duggan often appends "M.I." to Guam in her captioning. On June 1, 1950, Guam became an unincorporated territory of the United States, while the northern islands became a United States Commonwealth (i.e., the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or CNMI) on November 4, 1986.
Currently accepted name for the southernmost island in the Palau group. Margo Duggan uses the previously accepted name, Angaur, in her captioning.
Nickname of the headquarters for the U.S. Army Pacific Command, at Fort Shafter, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Previously used name (as employed by Margo Duggan) for Pohnpei island, Federated States of Micronesia
Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers. Title given to General Douglas MacArthur during the occupation of Japan following World War II. The acronym (as used by Margo Duggan) also refers to the offices of the occupation, and is applied to both civilan and military employees.
Previously used name (as employed by Margo Duggan) for Chuuk island, Federated States of Micronesia
An acronym for U.S. Army Pacific Command, which is based at Ft. Shafter, Honolulu, Hawaii. See also "Pineapple Pentagon."