Yawata Island is a small island located at the northwest edge of Truk Lagoon in Chuuk State (Truk) in the Federated States of Micronesia. Located to the northeast of Taualap Passage. Known to the Japanese as "Yawata Shima".
During the war, there were two shielded 15cm
coastal defense guns in open emplacements with a parapet on the shore side, capable of 360 degree feild of fire. Ammunition
storehouses, barracks, fire control tower, and generator building were also located on the island. A detachment of the 43rd Naval Guard Force was stationed on the island.
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January 11, 2018