Jabor Island is located in Jaluit Atoll. Prewar site of the German colonial capital.
During late 1944, Jabor town was the first location subjected to a napalm attack by American carrier aircraft.
VMO-155 pilot John Glenn, describes the first use of napalm in John
Glenn: A Memoir:
a horrible beauty, the bright reddish orange of the flames and
clouds of black smoke against the green of the tress, the light
green of the ocean water on the reefs and the dark blue deep
sea water made one of the most eerie, awesome, and sobering
sights I had ever seen."
American missions against Jabor
February 1, 1942 - September 20, 1944
At the end of the war, the surrender of the garrison was accepted by USS Thornhill DE-195.
Jaluit Water Reservoir
Prior to the war, Japanese immigrants
came to the Marshall islands and they built infrastructure
on the islands, including a water reservoirs for the village
of Jabor. The water concrete reservoir structure and the
wave deflector is a small segment of the shoreline protection
built by the Japanese previous to the war.
Not a wartime airfield. Built postwar, this airport is used today for air service to the Jaluit Atoll area.
Wartime seaplane base at Jabor Island
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January 11, 2018