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    Tawi-Tawi Island (Tawi-Tawi) Tawi-Tawi Province | ARMM Philippines

Location
Tawi Tawi is bounded by the Sulu Sea on the north and west, and to the east and south is the Celebes Sea. To the west is the Sabah State of Malaysian Borneo. Also known as "Tawi-Tawi" or "Tawitawi".

Sanga-Saga (Sanga Sanga)
Lat 5° 4' 21N  Long 119° 47' 7E Located at the south-west end of the Tawi Tawi chain. During World War II, this island was considered part of Borneo.

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese, this location was used as major stop over base for the Japanese Navy during their occupation.

On April 2, 1945, occupied by the U.S. Army 41st Infantry Division. Later, the 2/25 Australian Infantry Battalion also occupied the area.

Sanga-Sanga Airfield (Tawi-Tawi)
Wartime airfield used by the RAAF, still in use today.

Bongao
Lat 5°02′N Long 119°46′E  Bongao is located at the eastern end of Tawi-Tawi island.

Minatsuki
Sunk on June 6, 1944 off Tawi Tawi

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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