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    Niutao  Tuvalu

A lagoon with over twenty smaller islands that make up the Funafuti Atoll.

Wartime History
In January 1944, six pilots and twenty-two out of twenty-four aircraft were a squadron of fighter planes from Tarawa flew into a storm near Niutao. Maheu Naniseni, coastwatching on Nui at the time, used his radio to summon help for some of the survivors.

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Last Updated
May 22, 2017


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