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    Mogmog Island Yap State Federated States of Micronesia

Mogmog Island located on the northern edge of Ulithi Atoll in Yap State in the Federated States of Micronesia. Code named "Liharge".

Wartime History
One of the major construction jobs on Ulithi was that of a fleet recreation area on Mogmog Island. The selected area was cleared, and a swamp area filled with coral, to eliminate mosquitoes and insects. Construction of the recreational facilities began on October 15. Numerous facilities for sports, a band stand, and beverage storage were provided. When completed in January 19945, the center could accommodate 8,000 men and 1,000 officers daily. A 1,200-seat theatre, including a 25-by-40-foot stage with a quonset hut roof, completed in 20 days was ready for use on December 20, 1944. At the same time, a 500-seat chapel was built.

The first section of the 88th Battalion, consisting of Companies C and D and half of the headquarters company, landed at Ulithi on October 10, 1944. Ist assignment included construction of the shore facilities necessary to use the atoll as a fleet recreation center; improvement of living conditions in the area. Work was also begun immediately on a camp site.

Mogmog Airfield
Built by USN Seabees during late 1944 to early 1945

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018


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