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Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Maloelap Atoll - part 1 bis
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Maloelap Atoll - part 1 bis
Published: 2011/08/18
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Marshall Islands- Outer Islands
Marshall Islands- Outer Islands
Published: 2011/01/17
Channel: Redorangeyellowblue
Maloelap kind
Maloelap kind
Published: 2017/03/22
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Outside of the school on Aerok, Maloelap
Outside of the school on Aerok, Maloelap
Published: 2013/05/08
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Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Maloelap Atoll - part 2 bis
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Maloelap Atoll - part 2 bis
Published: 2011/08/17
Channel: Tropical Sailing Life
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Utrik Atoll
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Utrik Atoll
Published: 2011/08/14
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Rairok String Band: Ial Nan Mij
Rairok String Band: Ial Nan Mij
Published: 2016/11/04
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Team Kwaj @ Costa Mesa
Team Kwaj @ Costa Mesa
Published: 2016/07/22
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Wotje Atoll
Wotje Atoll
Published: 2017/07/26
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Wotje Atoll
Wotje Atoll
Published: 2011/02/27
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A walking tour of Utrik Atoll
A walking tour of Utrik Atoll
Published: 2012/09/18
Channel: Beth Kopay
Maloelap Jebta 2013
Maloelap Jebta 2013
Published: 2013/12/27
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BIKINI ATOLL
BIKINI ATOLL
Published: 2010/11/16
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LAE vs MALOELAP (2016 MAYDAY)
LAE vs MALOELAP (2016 MAYDAY)
Published: 2016/04/28
Channel: Melu Wase
Marshall Islands Tourist Attractions: 10 Top Places to Visit
Marshall Islands Tourist Attractions: 10 Top Places to Visit
Published: 2015/10/31
Channel: Social Bubble
Wotje AOG
Wotje AOG
Published: 2015/04/09
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new muvee 007
new muvee 007
Published: 2011/07/23
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Maloelap Jebta
Maloelap Jebta
Published: 2013/12/27
Channel: T & D
Kaben - Lighthouse
Kaben - Lighthouse
Published: 2014/01/14
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† ★Air Conflict Pacific Carriers Maloelap Atoll Raid Battle Episode Three★
† ★Air Conflict Pacific Carriers Maloelap Atoll Raid Battle Episode Three★
Published: 2016/05/13
Channel: The Flying Kiwi
Let´s Play Air Conflicts Pacific Carriers|Überfall auf das Maloelap-Atoll|Part 5#[GER] [HD]
Let´s Play Air Conflicts Pacific Carriers|Überfall auf das Maloelap-Atoll|Part 5#[GER] [HD]
Published: 2012/10/04
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★Air Conflict Pacific Carriers Maloelap Atoll Raid Battle Episode Four★
★Air Conflict Pacific Carriers Maloelap Atoll Raid Battle Episode Four★
Published: 2016/05/13
Channel: The Flying Kiwi
Christmas in the Marshall Islands
Christmas in the Marshall Islands
Published: 2011/01/17
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Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands
Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands
Published: 2016/02/04
Channel: Amazing Planet
Marshall Islands -- Liberation Day & Palm Sunday on Aur Island - part 1
Marshall Islands -- Liberation Day & Palm Sunday on Aur Island - part 1
Published: 2011/08/11
Channel: Tropical Sailing Life
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Wotje Atoll- part 2
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Wotje Atoll- part 2
Published: 2011/08/14
Channel: Tropical Sailing Life
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Wotje Atoll - part 1
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Wotje Atoll - part 1
Published: 2011/08/13
Channel: Tropical Sailing Life
LASTEVO- ibarijet in Kaben
LASTEVO- ibarijet in Kaben
Published: 2017/10/05
Channel: MKK Production
1990 Voyage of ULLA, part 6: Wotje Atoll, Majuro harbor
1990 Voyage of ULLA, part 6: Wotje Atoll, Majuro harbor
Published: 2011/03/14
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Namu Atoll - Merkin Island - Huts
Namu Atoll - Merkin Island - Huts
Published: 2009/07/25
Channel: Ben Kibler
Mili Atoll - Republic of the Marshall Islands
Mili Atoll - Republic of the Marshall Islands
Published: 2009/11/08
Channel: devilmonkey507
Mili Atoll
Mili Atoll
Published: 2016/04/24
Channel: CMI Media Club
The Wreck of The Terushima Maru
The Wreck of The Terushima Maru
Published: 2016/04/28
Channel: Charles Miller
Shark feeding at Bikini Atoll shark pass
Shark feeding at Bikini Atoll shark pass
Published: 2013/09/08
Channel: Jerome Fink
La guerre au paradis
La guerre au paradis
Published: 2015/02/05
Channel: Chamade08
Crashed Japanese Zero
Crashed Japanese Zero
Published: 2016/04/27
Channel: Charles Miller
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Rongelap Atoll
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Rongelap Atoll
Published: 2012/03/11
Channel: Tropical Sailing Life
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Taka Atoll - part 1
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Taka Atoll - part 1
Published: 2011/08/15
Channel: Tropical Sailing Life
Marshall Islands - Palm Sunday on Aur Island - part 2
Marshall Islands - Palm Sunday on Aur Island - part 2
Published: 2011/08/12
Channel: Tropical Sailing Life
Landing to Airok airport, Ailinglaplap atoll in Republic of the Marshall Islands
Landing to Airok airport, Ailinglaplap atoll in Republic of the Marshall Islands
Published: 2016/01/12
Channel: Hiroyuki Negoro
LAE Highlights (vs Maloelap)
LAE Highlights (vs Maloelap)
Published: 2016/10/13
Channel: Melu Wase
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Ailuk Atoll - part 1
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Ailuk Atoll - part 1
Published: 2011/08/14
Channel: Tropical Sailing Life
Maui Marshall island christian fellowship palm sunday
Maui Marshall island christian fellowship palm sunday
Published: 2016/03/23
Channel: Ryan Rujke
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Likiep
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Likiep
Published: 2011/08/15
Channel: Tropical Sailing Life
Coast Guard Supply Drop
Coast Guard Supply Drop
Published: 2011/11/15
Channel: AIRBOYD
Marshall Islands, World War II "What Makes a Battle" 1943 US Army
Marshall Islands, World War II "What Makes a Battle" 1943 US Army
Published: 2016/11/10
Channel: Jeff Quitney
Moi harvest in Majuro
Moi harvest in Majuro
Published: 2016/04/14
Channel: Marshall Islands Journal
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Ailuk Atoll - part 2
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Ailuk Atoll - part 2
Published: 2011/08/14
Channel: Tropical Sailing Life
LAE Highlights (vs Wotje)
LAE Highlights (vs Wotje)
Published: 2016/12/06
Channel: Melu Wase
Ailuk jepta
Ailuk jepta
Published: 2013/01/21
Channel: czach74
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Maloelap Atoll
Maloelap&Aur atoll (satellite).jpg
NASA picture of Maloelap Atoll
Maloelap Atoll is located in Marshall islands
Maloelap Atoll
Maloelap Atoll
Geography
Location North Pacific
Coordinates 08°45′00″N 171°04′00″E / 8.75000°N 171.06667°E / 8.75000; 171.06667
Archipelago Ratak
Total islands 71
Area 9.8 km2 (3.8 sq mi)
Highest elevation 3 m (10 ft)
Administration
Demographics
Population 856 (1999)
Ethnic groups Marshallese

The Maloelap Atoll (Marshallese: M̧aļoeļap, [mˠɑɫʌ͡ɔɔ̯-ɛ̯ɛ͡ʌɫɑ͡æpʲ][1]) (also spelled Maleolap) is a coral atoll of 71 islands in the Pacific Ocean, and forms a legislative district of the Ratak Chain of the Marshall Islands. Its land area is only 9.8 square kilometres (3.8 sq mi), but that encloses a lagoon of 972 square kilometres (375 sq mi). It is located 18 kilometres (11 mi) north of the atoll of Aur. In 1999 the population of the islands of the atoll was 856.

The largest of the islands that make up the atoll are Taroa (the administrative center of the atoll), in the northeast, and Kaben in the northwest. Only three of the other islands in the atoll are inhabited: Airuk, Wolot and Jang. The island is served by Air Marshall Islands via Maloelap Airport.

History[edit]

Maloelap Atoll was claimed by the Empire of Germany along with the rest of the Marshall Islands in 1884, and the Germans established a trading outpost. After World War I, the island came under the South Pacific Mandate of the Empire of Japan.

In 1939, the Japanese built a seaplane base and landplane Taroa Airfield with two runways (4800' + 4100') and support buildings and facilities, including a radar station. During World War II the Japanese garrison of 2,940 navy men and 389 army men was commanded by Rear Admiral Shoichi Kamada.[2] The perimeter of the island was heavily fortified with 12 heavy coastal artillery and 10 heavy anti-aircraft guns.[2] The island was attacked by the United States Navy beginning in February 1942 starting with carrier-based aircraft and shelling by warships. The attacks grew in frequency and severity after Majuro and Kwajalein had fallen to the Americans. Of the 3097-man Japanese garrison (1772 Imperial Japanese Navy, 368 Imperial Japanese Army, and 957 civilians) only 1041 (34%) survived the war. Several Marshallese were also killed. A large number of war relics, including plane wrecks, mainly Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighters and Mitsubishi G4M Betty bombers remain scattered about.

Following the end of World War II, the island came under the control of the United States as part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands until the independence of the Marshall Islands in 1986. Maloelap Atoll was the first to ratify the Marshall Islands' constitution.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Marshallese-English Dictionary - Place Name Index
  2. ^ a b Takizawa, Akira; Alsleben, Allan (1999–2000). "Japanese garrisons on the by-passed Pacific Islands 1944-1945". Forgotten Campaign: The Dutch East Indies Campaign 1941-1942. Archived from the original on 2016-01-06. 

References[edit]

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