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    Urukthapel Island  Palau (Republic of Palau, Belau, Pelew)

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.

Wartime History
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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Last Updated
August 25, 2018


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