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    Fongafale Island Funafuti Tuvalu

Location
Fongafale Island is the largest island in the Funafuti, located on the eastern edge of the lagoon. The town on the island is known as "Funafuti".

Wartime History
On October 2, 1942 occupied by U. S. Navy (USN) Seabees that began constructing Funafuti Airfield and Funafuti Seaplane Base.

Japanese missions against Funafuti and Funafuti Airfield
March 27-November 17, 1943

Today
Funafuti is the capital of Tuvalu. Most of the population ilves on Fongafale. There is a cluster of administrative buildings near the airport terminal along with a The Church of Tuvalu.

Funafuti Airfield (Funafuti International Airport)
Built by US Navy Seabees. Still in use today

Funafuti Seaplane Base
Seaplane ramp built by US Navy Seabees, abandoned since the war

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Last Updated
January 11, 2018

 

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Map 2007


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Map 1983
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