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    Niutao Island  Tuvalu (Ellice Islands)
Location
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".

Wartime History
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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Last Updated
January 26, 2019

 

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