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    Ngesebus Airfield (Ingesebus) Peleliu State Palau (Republic of Palau, Belau, Pelew)
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USAAF July 25, 1944
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.

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. Other sources describe the airfield as a fighter strip. 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 embarked Amtracks on the northern tip Peleliu Island and made an amphibious landing on the southern coast of Ngesebus Island. Ashore, they face light opposition and by the next day had secured the entire island.

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

Abandoned since the Pacific War.

History of the U. S. Marine Corps Operations in World War II - Western Pacific Operations Chapter 6 Securing the North: 23-30 September pages 189, 202, 203 (map), 205-212, 213 (photos), 214, 215 (map)

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October 23, 2019


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