Largest island in Woleai Atoll. Also known as Falalap. Known to the Japanese as Furarappu. Connected by a causeway to the south to Paliau Island.
Occupied by the Japanese for the duration of the war.
Japanese units based on Woleai
50th Independent-Mixed-Brigade (IJA)
44th Guard Unit (IJN)
216th Construction Unit (IJN)
3 / 52 Field Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion (reorganzied, disbanded at end of war)
Thanks to Yukitoshi-san for unit information.
American missions against Woleai
April 1, 1944 - April 27, 1945
Japanese built airfield
Woleai Seaplane Base
Seaplane anchoarage located off the south-west corner of Woleai Island
is necessary to visit Woleai and other outer islands in Yap Province . Make
a request a month prior to visiting with the Special Assistant for Outer Islands Affairs at Colonia Woleai is accessible by plane or boat from Yap.
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April 23, 2016