Lat 6° 6′ 30″ S Long 177° 20′ 29″ E Niutao Island is a reef island in the northwest of Tuvalu (Ellice Islands). Also known as "Nui".
Coastwatcher Maheu Naniseni was stationed on Niu. On January 25, 1944 twenty-two F4U Corsairs from Marine Fighting Squadron 422 "Flying Buccaneers" VMF-422 flying from from Tarawa Airfield bound for Nanumea Airfield encountered a storm in the vicinity of Niutao.
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January 26, 2019