Lat 6° 55' 0N Long 158° 9' 0E Palikir is the national capital, located on the north coast of Pohnpei Island (Ponape) the Palikir District of Ponape State in the Federated States of Micronesia.
Located at an elevation of 830' / 252m. Also known as "National Government Center". When a
prominent ridge is crossed you are in Palikir District. Located six miles to the east is Kolonia (Colonia).
Airfield (Airfield Number 2)
Japanese built airfield
Bug" Bureau Number 35275 Tail MB-6
Pilot Love crashed February 6, 1945
Japanese Searchlight Installation
The Japanese had a large concrete searchlight
installation on the summit of Palikir Hill.
The whole hill is crisscrossed with trenches and emplacements for
Stan Gajda reports:
"I have found a few 6.5mm and 13mm cartridges up there. In recent
years some yahoos undid the searchlight and rolled the drum down the
hill where it finished up in the bush near PBJ "Love Bug" 35275. Now, it is all smashed
Do you have photos or additional information to add?
October 23, 2019