Tol Island is located at the western center of Truk Lagoon in 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 west are Polle Island and Pata 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.
During the Pacific War, roughly 6,200 Japanese were stationed on Tol Island, most civilians
working for the 4th Naval Construction unit. A thousand men of the
41st Naval Guard and 43 Naval Guard were based on Tol. Kaiten torpedoes, a 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
WWII Wrecks of the Truk Lagoon pages 6, 19, 89, 113, 121, 139-141, 145, 150, 156-157, 163, 173, 228, 230-231, 234, 447, 515 (index)
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August 15, 2018