Pacific Wrecks
Pacific Wrecks    
  Missing In Action (MIA) Prisoners Of War (POW) Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)  
Chronology Locations Aircraft Ships Submit Info How You Can Help Donate
    Engebi Island Enewetak Atoll Marshall Islands
USN 1944
USN February 1, 1944

Engebi Island is located at the northern tip of Enewetak Atoll.  During the Pacific War, code named 'Fraggile' by Americans.

Wartime History
On February 17, 1944 Engebi Airfield was heavily bombarded. On February 18, 1944 American forces made an amphibious landing at Engebi. After a six hour battle, most of the island was secure. An infamous photograph of a burning Japanese soldier crawling out of a hole was taken by an unknown photographer during the battle. Engebi was officially declared secure on February 22, 1944.

Engebi Airfield (Wrigley Airfield)
Built by the Japanese, occupied and expanded by Americans

Tank Farm
An aviation-gasoline tank farm, with a capacity of 146,000 gallons and all appurtenances, was also erected on Engebi.

Contribute Information
Do you have photos or additional information to add?

Last Updated
August 25, 2018


Map Fallingrain
  Discussion Forum Daily Updates Reviews Museums Interviews & Oral Histories  
Pacific Wrecks Inc. All rights reserved.
Donate Now Facebook Twitter YouTube Google Plus Instagram