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    Tol Island Chuuk State (Truk) Federated States of Micronesia
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Dick Williams 1982
Location
Tol Island is part of the Faichuk Islands (Shichiyo) inside Truk Lagoon of Chuuk State (Truk) in the Federated States of Micronesia. Borders Tol Harbor to the east, Lemotol Bay to the west, Lamuittul Bay to the south and Lamoseau Bay to the northwest. To the northwest is Pata Island (Paata) and to the southwest is Polle Island. To the northeast is Faieasiez Island and Ulalu Island. To the east is Fal-beguets Island and Udot Island. To the southwest is Utiperu Island and the southwestern edge of the outer reef surrounding Truk Lagoon.

Wartime History
During the Pacific War, roughly 6,200 Japanese were stationed on Tol Island, most civilians working for the 4th Naval Construction unit. A thousand personnel from the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) 41st Naval Guard and 43 Naval Guard were based on Tol. Later in the Pacific War, Tol had a manned torpedo base, torpedo boat station, observation tower, two search lights and several gun and mortar emplacements also defended the island.

American missions against Tol Island
September 25, 1944 - May 23, 1945

References
WWII Wrecks of the Truk Lagoon pages 6, 19, 89, 113, 121, 139-141, 145, 150, 156-157, 163, 173, 228, 230, 231 (map), 234, 447, 515 (index)

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August 25, 2018

 

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Feb 4, 1944
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