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    Ngesebus Island  Palau (Republic of Palau, Belau, Pelew)
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USAAF July 25, 1944

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USMC Sept 28, 1944

Location
Ngesebus Island is located in southern Palau. Also known as "Ingesebus". To the east is Kongauru Island and to the south is Peleliu Island. Surrounded by a shallow coral reef.

Prewar
A wooden causeway over the shallow reef connected to the northern tip near Akarakoro Point on Peleliu Island.

Wartime History
By September 1944, an estimated 950 Japanese Navy personnel were based on Ngesebus. On September 28, 1944, a small force of Marines from Peleliu landed on the island aboard Amtracks and advanced from the northern end of Peleliu. Light enemy opposition was overcome by the next day. The Marines captured the island. airfield still under construction on the island.

American missions against Ngesebus (Ingesebus)
August 29 - September 28, 1944

Ngesebus Airfield (Ingesebus)
Construction was begun by the Japanese. The airfield was in the final stages of construction when it was captured by American forces at the end of September 1944.

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August 25, 2018

 

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