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Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Maloelap Atoll - part 1 bis
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Published: 2011/08/18
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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
Maloelap Jebta 2013
Maloelap Jebta 2013
Published: 2013/12/27
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Marshall Islands- Outer Islands
Marshall Islands- Outer Islands
Published: 2011/01/17
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Maloelap Jebta
Maloelap Jebta
Published: 2013/12/27
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LASTEVO- ibarijet in Kaben
LASTEVO- ibarijet in Kaben
Published: 2017/10/05
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LAE vs MALOELAP (2016 MAYDAY)
LAE vs MALOELAP (2016 MAYDAY)
Published: 2016/04/28
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Ailuk jepta
Ailuk jepta
Published: 2013/01/21
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Wotje Atoll
Wotje Atoll
Published: 2017/07/26
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new muvee 007
Published: 2011/07/23
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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
★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
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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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
† ★Air Conflict Pacific Carriers Maloelap Atoll Raid Battle Episode Three★
† ★Air Conflict Pacific Carriers Maloelap Atoll Raid Battle Episode Three★
Published: 2016/05/13
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Kaben - Lighthouse
Kaben - Lighthouse
Published: 2014/01/14
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Bikini Atoll, The Marshall Islands
Bikini Atoll, The Marshall Islands
Published: 2016/07/18
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Wotje Atoll
Wotje Atoll
Published: 2011/02/27
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Marshall Islands Tourist Attractions: 10 Top Places to Visit
Marshall Islands Tourist Attractions: 10 Top Places to Visit
Published: 2015/10/31
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LAE Highlights (vs Maloelap)
LAE Highlights (vs Maloelap)
Published: 2016/10/13
Channel: Melu Wase
Wotje AOG
Wotje AOG
Published: 2015/04/09
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Marshall Islands 1857.
Marshall Islands 1857.
Published: 2010/07/07
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Rairok String Band: Ial Nan Mij
Rairok String Band: Ial Nan Mij
Published: 2016/11/04
Channel: SN Korean
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
Aur Youth for Christ UCC a4
Aur Youth for Christ UCC a4
Published: 2014/04/19
Channel: Abimelek Danny
The Wreck of The Terushima Maru
The Wreck of The Terushima Maru
Published: 2016/04/28
Channel: Charles Miller
Vote Justin Lani - Aur Atoll Senator 2016
Vote Justin Lani - Aur Atoll Senator 2016
Published: 2015/11/11
Channel: Roget Neo Alabastro
Ailuk Atoll
Ailuk Atoll
Published: 2011/10/31
Channel: AJ LA-Borris Bunlik
Erikub Atoll
Erikub Atoll
Published: 2014/09/11
Channel: David Kane
Lae vs Maloelap (Semis) Highlights
Lae vs Maloelap (Semis) Highlights
Published: 2014/10/23
Channel: Melu Wase
Shark feeding at Bikini Atoll shark pass
Shark feeding at Bikini Atoll shark pass
Published: 2013/09/08
Channel: Jerome Fink
Ine, Arno
Ine, Arno
Published: 2014/07/28
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Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Wotje Atoll- part 2
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Wotje Atoll- part 2
Published: 2011/08/14
Channel: Tropical Sailing Life
Crashed Japanese Zero
Crashed Japanese Zero
Published: 2016/04/27
Channel: Charles Miller
A walking tour of Utrik Atoll
A walking tour of Utrik Atoll
Published: 2012/09/18
Channel: Beth Kopay
Wotje jepta komona....
Wotje jepta komona....
Published: 2017/01/17
Channel: Danny Lakjohn
LDS Press Forward Gucigu Marshall Islands
LDS Press Forward Gucigu Marshall Islands
Published: 2016/02/09
Channel: Gilbert Schaffer
La guerre au paradis
La guerre au paradis
Published: 2015/02/05
Channel: Chamade08
Lae Atoll
Lae Atoll
Published: 2016/03/04
Channel: Rickson Ati
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Ailuk Atoll - part 1
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Ailuk Atoll - part 1
Published: 2011/08/14
Channel: Tropical Sailing Life
Coast Guard Supply Drop
Coast Guard Supply Drop
Published: 2011/11/15
Channel: AIRBOYD
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Wotje Atoll - part 1
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Wotje Atoll - part 1
Published: 2011/08/13
Channel: Tropical Sailing Life
Mayday 2013 Springdale Park
Mayday 2013 Springdale Park
Published: 2013/05/19
Channel: Russell Johnson
Iia Kein Ka Juon Ilo Majel
Iia Kein Ka Juon Ilo Majel
Published: 2011/07/23
Channel: Redorangeyellowblue
BOMBARDMENT OF KWAHALEIN & MALEOLAP ATOLLS
BOMBARDMENT OF KWAHALEIN & MALEOLAP ATOLLS
Published: 2015/09/28
Channel: The National Archives Collection
Jabwon Island
Jabwon Island
Published: 2010/05/06
Channel: Bill Hoare
Mili Atoll, Taraipo.flv
Mili Atoll, Taraipo.flv
Published: 2011/10/07
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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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