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    Majuro Atoll  Marshall Islands

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USN April 1944

Location
Lat 7° 9' 0N Long 171° 11' 60E   Majuro Atoll consists of 56 islands, the largest Majuro Island is at the western tip, surrounded by Majuro Lagoon.

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese. The atoll was reduced with aerial attacks during Operation Flintlock. Liberated by American forces that landed during the night of January 30/31, 1944. After the American occupation it was developed into a major American base.

American Missions Against Majuro
December 28, 1943
(7th AF) B-24's from Funafuti Atoll in the Ellice and Canton in the Phoenix, staging through Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert and Baker, hit Majuro.

  Japanese built airfield, liberated and expanded by US Navy
  Japanese built airfield, liberated and expanded by US Navy
  Island near Majuro with B-24 wreck
  Small island to the east of the atoll
  Located at the northeast of the atoll

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Last Updated
May 3, 2016

 

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