Maug Islands are three small islands in the Northern Islands Municipality at the northern end of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) in the Mariana Island Group (Mariana Islands) in the United States of America (USA). Known as "Ma'ok" in Chamorro. To the north is the Zealandia Bank Island (Farallon de Torres, Piedras de Torres, Papaungan) and to the south is Sarigan Island.
During June 1945, an unauthorised U. S. Marine Corps (USMC) landing was initiated by Lt. Col. Chalfant who sent a MP battalions to Agrihan Island to mop up, but were
unable to find any Japanese defenders but saw evidence of Japanese gardens and a radio tower damaged by U. S. Navy shelling.
American missions against Maug (Ma'ok)
August 28, 1944–September 3, 1944
Saipan Oral Histories of the Pacific War
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