Urukthapel Island is located in the center of Palau (Belau). To the northeast is Koror Island (Oreor). To the north is Arakabesan Island (Ngerekebesang) and Malakal Island (Ngemelachel). Borders Palau Harbor anchorage to the east.
Occupied by the Japanese. At the eastern tip was a lighthouse and anti-aircraft guns.
Sunk March 30-31, 1944 shipwreck salvaged postwar
SB2C-1C Helldiver 18454
Pilot Hardin MIA
March 30, 1944
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February 4, 2018