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    Onekotan Island (Onnekotan, Онекотан) Kurile Islands (Chishima-Rettō) Russia

Location
Onekotan Island is located in the Kurlie Islands. To the north is the Onekotan Strait (Onnekotan Strait) and Paramushir Island. To the northwest is Makanrushi Island (Makanru). To the west is the Sea of Okhotsk and to the east is the Pacific Ocean. Also known as Onnekotan Island or Onekotan-tō. In the Ainu language means "large village". In Russian, Онекотан. Wartime American spelling, Onnekotan.

Wartime History
During the Pacific War, American aircraft bombed Onekotan Island from March 1944 until March 1945, primarily on Japanese shipping in the vicinity.

American missions against Onekotan (Onnekotan)
March 17, 1944 - March 17, 1945

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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