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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February 4, 2018