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    Parry Island Enewetak¬†Marshall Islands

Location
Lat 11° 24' 0N Long 162° 22' 60E ¬†Located to the north-east of Eniwetok Atoll. Code named "Heartstrings" by the Americans.

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese. On February 22, 1944 US Marines capture Parry Island, the last Japanese held island in the Marshall Islands. Afterwards, the island was developed by the Americans. The Japanese built pier was improved by Americans and used.  At the end of the war, it was developed into a recreation area for 35,000 men.

Parry Island Seaplane Base
Used by the Japanese, expanded by the Americans

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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