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    Arakabesan Island (Ngerekebesang)  Palau (Republic of Palau, Belau, Pelew)

Location
Arakabesan Island is located in central Palau (Belau). Borders Koror Island to the southeast and Malakal Island (Ngemelachel) to the south. At the eastern tip, connected by a causeway Koror Island.

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese. The Japanese built a causeway to connect Arakabesan Island to Koror Island. During the 1930s and into the Pacific War, Arakabesan was developed by the Japanese Navy into two seaplane bases. During 1944-1945 attacked by American aircraft to neutralize the island.

American missions against Arakabesan
August 28, 1944 - April 19, 1945

Arakabesan Seaplane Base (Southwest Seaplane Base)
Built prewar used by the Japanese Navy today Palau Pacific Resort

Arakabesan Seaplane Base (Northeast Seaplane Base)
Located at on the northeast corner of Arakabesan Island.

Today
During the middle 1980s, Arakabesan Island was developed with hotels and tourist attractions aimed primarily aimed at Japanese tourists.

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Last Updated
January 11, 2018

 

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