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    Hare Island Kapingamarangi Atoll | Ponape State Federated States of Micronesia
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USN 1944

Location
Hare Island is located in the southeast of Kapingamarangi Atoll (Greenwich). The island is one mile long and 300 yards wide. Most of the native population lives on this island. Today, part of Pohnpei State in the Federated States of Micronesia.

Prewar
In 1935, the Japanese built a small radio tower on Hare Island.

World War II History
During the Pacific War, the Japanese built a barracks and two temporary 100' piers on Hare Island and moored seaplanes. Offshore was Kapingamarangi Seaplane Base (Greenwich) used as a seaplane operating area.

Allied missions against Kapingamarangi (Greenwich)
December 15, 1941 - July 6, 1944

References
Naval Intelligence Division, Geographical Handbook Series, "Pacific Islands Vol IV: Western Pacific (New Guinea and Islands Northward). Produced & Printed during 1939-45 (August 1945 edition), pages 410 - 411

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January 11, 2018

 

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