The Mortlock Islands is an atoll in Chuuk State (Truk) in the Federated States of Micronesia. Includes Satawan Island (Satowan). Located roughly 160 miles northwest is Truk Lagoon.
Occupied by the Japanese during the Pacific War. During January 1944, F1M2 Petes and A6M2-N Zeros from the 902 Kokutai were based at Mortlock Island. Occupied by the Japanese until the official surrender of Japan on September 2, 1945.
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October 23, 2019