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    Satawan Island (Satowan) Chuuk State (Truk) Federated States of Micronesia

Location
Satawan Island is located in Satawan Atoll in the Mortlock Island Group (Nomoi Islands) in Chuuk State (Truk) in the Federated States of Micronesia. Located roughly 180 miles southeast of Truk Lagoon. In 1991 following the Independence of the Federated States of Micronesia spelled "Satowan".

Wartime History
During World War II, Satawan Island was considered part of the Nomoi Island Group (Nomoi Islands) in the Caroline Islands. In 1944, attacked by U. S. Navy (USN) aircraft and U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberators and was also subjected to a shore bombardment by a cruiser from Task Group 58.1 (TG 58.1).

Satawan Airfield
Japanese airfield disused since the war

Type 95 Ha Go Light Tank (No. 1)
One of three tanks abandoned with armament and treads removed

Type 95 Ha Go Light Tank (No. 2)
One of three tanks abandoned with armament removed

Type 95 Ha Go Light Tank (No. 3)
One of three tanks abandoned with armament removed

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Last Updated
June 15, 2019

 

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