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    Eniganimu Island (Eni Kanibu) Chuuk State (Truk) Federated States of Micronesia

Location
Eniganimu Island is a small island roughly 1/4 of a mile long located on the northeastern side of Truk Lagoon in Chuuk State (Truk) in the Federated States of Micronesia. Also known as "Eni Kanibu". If you picture the outer reef of Truk as a clock, with the North Pass as 12 o'clock. Then about 2 o'clock is the Northeast Pass, and 2-3 outer reef islands toward 3 o'clock is Eninganimu.

Coastal Gun Revetments
During the Pacific War, two 3" naval guns were emplace on this island. At the end of the war, revetments were under construction. Today, only the revetments are present, the guns were removed.

American Fighter Aircraft Wreckage
Reportedly at this location. Dick Williams reports: "When I was in Truk, Micronesia off and on from 1969-1983, I saw on the beach, partial wing wreckage. Also saw the engine in the water. I asked around and was told that a man named Risa, who lived on Moen had found it firstly. I went to him and he explained that at the end of WWII he went to that island to harvest Copra. There he found the wreckage piled up on the beach. He found skeletal remains, part of a flying suit and a few dollars, American. He buried the bones on the island. I suppose this was a shoot down from the Feb., 1944, Operation Hailstone. This island where the wreck is was quite small. If you are diving there, watch for sharks on the side of the island away from the crash."

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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