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    Koror Island (Oreor)  Palau (Republic of Palau, Belau, Pelew)
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Koror Island is located to the south of Babelthuap Island (Babeldaob), and to the north of Urukthapel Island. To the northwest, connected by a Japanese built causeway to Arakabesan Island (Ngerekebesang) to the north and Malakal Island (Ngemelachel) to the south. Borders Koror Harbor.

Wartime History
During the Pacific War, Koror was not heavily defended. Prewar, Japanese civilians including laberors from Korea and Okinawa who farmed were settled on Koror.

American missions against Koror
June 23, 1944 - May 5, 1945

Koror is the Capital of Palau. Two-thirds of Palau's population lives on Koror.

Battery Hill
Located on the northern end of Koror, defended by anti-aircraft batteries.

Belau National Museum
Established in 1955, the oldest museum in Micronesia

B-24M "Brief" Serial Number 44-42058
Pilot Custer crashed May 4, 1945 wreckage remains

B-24J Liberator 44-40603
Pilot Dixon crashed August 28, 1944 left wing wreckage remains

FG-1D Corsair Bureau Number 76471
Pilot Nelson crashed April 16, 1945

FG-1A Corsair Bureau Number 14257
Pilot Brown crashed March 4, 1945 pilot rescued from Koror Harbor aircraft crashed on northern Koror

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018


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