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    Ngesebus Airfield (Ingesebus) Peleliu State Palau (Republic of Palau, Belau, Pelew)
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USAAF July 25, 1944
Location
Ngesebus Airfield is located on the southern portion of Ngesebus Island in Peleliu State in Palau. Also spelled "Ingesebus Airfield". To the east is Kongauru Island and to the south is Peleliu Island. The island is surrounded by a shallow coral reef.

Construction
During 1944, an estimated 950 Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) personnel based on Ngesebus began the construction of a single coral surfaced runway for use as an auxiliary airfield. By late September 1944 the airfield was still under construction. It was never been used before captured by U. S. Marines.

Wartime History
American aircraft bombed the runway while it was under construction. On September 28, 1944 a small force of U. S. Marines landed on the island and by the following day secured the island. Afterwards, the Americans never completed or used the airfield.

American missions against Ngesebus (Ingesebus)
August 29, 1944–September 29, 1944

Today
Abandoned since the Pacific War.

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August 29, 2019

 

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