Pacific Wrecks
Pacific Wrecks    
  Missing In Action (MIA) Prisoners Of War (POW) Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)  
Chronology Locations Aircraft Ships Submit Info How You Can Help Donate
    Malakal Island (Ngemelachel) Koror State Palau (Republic of Palau, Belau, Pelew)
Lat 7°19′57″N Long 134°27′11″E  Malakal Island is located in Koror State the center of Palau (Belau). Also known as Ngemelachel. Borders Koror Island (Oreor) to the west and Arakabesan Island (Ngerekebesang) to the north and Urukthapel Island to the southwest. To the south is Malakal Pass, Malakal Harbor and Palau Harbor.

Occupied by the Japanese. At the northern tip of the island was a causeway bridge that connected to Koror Island.

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese. During 1944, anti-aircraft guns were emplaced at the southern coast.

American missions against Malakal
August 25 - November 13, 1944

Malakal Island is the site of a shipping port and radio station T8AA-AM.

Contribute Information
Do you have photos or additional information to add?

Last Updated
October 23, 2019


March 1944
  Discussion Forum Daily Updates Reviews Museums Interviews & Oral Histories  
Pacific Wrecks Inc. All rights reserved.
Donate Now Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram