Langar Island is a small rocky island off Pohnpei Island(Ponape) in Ponape State in the Federated States of Micronesia.
Few people live there and the island was very heavily bombed during the war and this bombing has badly damaged the island itself making it fit for nothing. Today, largely overgrown and still covered
with bomb craters from the war.
Ponape Harbor on the map. Above the "or" of Harbor, see Langar Island. That's where the Japanese had their seaplane base.
When I was there in 1970-71, there was still an overgrown hanger
with remnants of a plane inside. Under the "bor" of harbor,
see Takatik Island. Aside-the letter t is pronounced ch, so this
is Chakachak in Ponapean. Before the present day runway was built
on Takatak for Air Micronesia jets and connected to Kolonia by another
causeway, they flew a SA-16 in from Truk. (I will be sending you
a slide of it taking off from Truk in 69-70). It took off on land,
then landed in the harbor, and Air Mike used Langar as their seaplane
base. A wonderful place to have a picnic and swim, using the concrete
seaplane dock to dive off of. I know, I did it!
Langar Seaplane Base
Located on the north side of the island
150mm Naval Gun
Built by Armstrong Whitworth. Remains dismounted.
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October 23, 2019