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    Sokehs Mountain (Jokej) Ponape State Federated States of Micronesia
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USAAF c1944

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Mark Haun

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Stan Gajda 2001

Sokehs Mountain (Jokej) is a large rock formation located on the northern end of the Sohkes Mountain Ridge on Ponape Island (Ponape). Also known as "Sokehs Rock" or "Jokej Mountain".

Occupied by the Japanese. During the war, they emplaced two 127mm anti-aircraft guns and a 6" gun with range finder at this location.

There is a red anti-collision light at about 700' elevation for aircraft navigation.

Type 89 127mm Anti-Aircraft Gun (No. 1)
Emplaced atop Sohkes mountain located along the center of the flat top of the ridge.

Type 89 127mm Anti-Aircraft Gun (No. 2)
Emplaced atop Sohkes mountain located along the center of the flat top of the ridge.

6" Naval Gun
Emplaced near the southern end on the western side inside a concrete bunker

Emplaced on the hill top

Range Finder
12' range finder emplaced on the hilltop.
 Bomb Craters
Stan Gajda reports:
"All over the mountain plateau are many large bomb craters. Usually about 30 feet across and 10ft deep. Some are about 50ft across and 15ft deep. It is easy to find bits of bombs around there. One crater still had a large part of the bomb casing in it. In this case it was a 100 lb GP bomb."

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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