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    Udot Island Chuuk State (Truk) Federated States of Micronesia

Location
Udot Island is located near the center of Truk Lagoon in Chuuk State (Truk) in the Federated States of Micronesia. To the west is Tol Island. To the northeast is Eot Island.

Wartime History
Army units on Udot were commanded by Captain Kneori Fukutome. Units included: Army 337th Independent Battalion of the 51st Independent Mixed Brigade, which arrived on March 26, 1944. Also 1,025 Navy personnel from 4th Fleet HQ (15 men), 43rd Naval Guard Force (73 men), 48th Naval Guard Force (116 men), 4th Naval Stores Department (25 men), 4th Civilian Engineering Department (796 men). Bases for one man controlled torpedoes were planned at Udot, but never completed. An improvised torpedo attack unit was planned for southern Udot with four Daihatsu landing craft carrying two torpedoes, but preparations were never completed.

On May 27, 1945 Saipan based P-47s sweep Truk, strafing Udot Island.

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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