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    Jaluit Lagoon  Marshall Islands
Lat 6° 0' 0N Long 169° 34' 60E. Jaluit Lagoon is located at the center of Jaluit Atoll in the southern the Marshall Islands. Borders Jaluit Island at the southern corner with Jabor at the eastern end.

Wartime History
During the Pacific War, Jaluit Atoll was occupied by the Japanese. Starting on February 1, 1942 U. S. Navy carrier aircraft first attacked Jaluit. In the middle of June 1943 USN carrier strikes resumed until late September 1944.

American missions against Jaluit
February 1, 1942 - September 20, 1944

Jaluit Atoll was occupied by the Japanese until the end of the Pacific War and the official surrender of Japan in September 1945. During September 1945 the Japanese garrison officially surrendered aboard USS Thornhill (DE-195).

TBD-1 Devastator Bureau Number 1515 Tail 5-T-6
Pilot Hein ditched February 1, 1942 crew POW wreckage found 1997

TBD-1 Devastator Bureau Number 02988 Tail 5-T-?
Pilot Johnson ditched February 1, 1942 crew POW wreckage found 1997

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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