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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
Channel: Tropical Sailing Life
Outside of the school on Aerok, Maloelap
Outside of the school on Aerok, Maloelap
Published: 2013/05/08
Channel: Redorangeyellowblue
Marshall Islands- Outer Islands
Marshall Islands- Outer Islands
Published: 2011/01/17
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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
Kaben - Lighthouse
Kaben - Lighthouse
Published: 2014/01/14
Channel: DIVINE Christophe
† ★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
Crashed Japanese Zero
Crashed Japanese Zero
Published: 2016/04/27
Channel: Charles Miller
Wotje AOG
Wotje AOG
Published: 2015/04/09
Channel: markwonne19
2016 Likajer
2016 Likajer
Published: 2016/01/09
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LAE Highlights (vs Wotje)
LAE Highlights (vs Wotje)
Published: 2016/12/06
Channel: Melu Wase
The Wreck of The Terushima Maru
The Wreck of The Terushima Maru
Published: 2016/04/28
Channel: Charles Miller
LAE vs MALOELAP (2016 MAYDAY)
LAE vs MALOELAP (2016 MAYDAY)
Published: 2016/04/28
Channel: Melu Wase
Maloelap kind
Maloelap kind
Published: 2017/03/22
Channel: Mally Jerbal
Maloelap Jebta
Maloelap Jebta
Published: 2013/12/27
Channel: T & D
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
LAE Highlights (vs Maloelap)
LAE Highlights (vs Maloelap)
Published: 2016/10/13
Channel: Melu Wase
La guerre au paradis
La guerre au paradis
Published: 2015/02/05
Channel: Chamade08
★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
Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands
Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands
Published: 2016/02/04
Channel: Amazing Planet
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
Channel: MrMushoomLP
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
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Lae vs Maloelap (Semis) Highlights
Lae vs Maloelap (Semis) Highlights
Published: 2014/10/23
Channel: Melu Wase
Maloelap Jebta 2013
Maloelap Jebta 2013
Published: 2013/12/27
Channel: T & D
Team Kwaj @ Costa Mesa
Team Kwaj @ Costa Mesa
Published: 2016/07/22
Channel: Nick Capelle
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
Ailuk jepta
Ailuk jepta
Published: 2013/01/21
Channel: czach74
1990 Voyage of ULLA, part 6: Wotje Atoll, Majuro harbor
1990 Voyage of ULLA, part 6: Wotje Atoll, Majuro harbor
Published: 2011/03/14
Channel: kuiutom
Mili Atoll
Mili Atoll
Published: 2016/04/24
Channel: CMI Media Club
Erikub atoll, Marshall islands
Erikub atoll, Marshall islands
Published: 2014/09/11
Channel: David Kane
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Rongelap Atoll
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Rongelap Atoll
Published: 2012/03/11
Channel: Tropical Sailing Life
Birth of an Atoll
Birth of an Atoll
Published: 2015/03/25
Channel: Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation
Kokaal būrwõ iroj
Kokaal būrwõ iroj
Published: 2017/06/04
Channel: Hesly Jerbal
Marshall Islands Campaign in World War II - 1944
Marshall Islands Campaign in World War II - 1944
Published: 2012/12/25
Channel: Historia - Bel99TV
Christmas in the Marshall Islands
Christmas in the Marshall Islands
Published: 2011/01/17
Channel: Redorangeyellowblue
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
A walking tour of Utrik Atoll
A walking tour of Utrik Atoll
Published: 2012/09/18
Channel: Beth Kopay
Dallen
Dallen's Story - Canvasback Missions
Published: 2015/03/16
Channel: Canvasback Missions
Wotje Atoll
Wotje Atoll
Published: 2011/02/27
Channel: MrMaitols
Mayday 2013 Springdale Park
Mayday 2013 Springdale Park
Published: 2013/05/19
Channel: Russell Johnson
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Utrik Atoll
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Utrik Atoll
Published: 2011/08/14
Channel: Tropical Sailing Life
International Coastal Cleanup day 2016 of Majuro atoll, Marshall Islands (マーシャル諸島マジュロ環礁)
International Coastal Cleanup day 2016 of Majuro atoll, Marshall Islands (マーシャル諸島マジュロ環礁)
Published: 2016/10/24
Channel: tadashi tky
Moi harvest in Majuro
Moi harvest in Majuro
Published: 2016/04/14
Channel: Marshall Islands Journal
FSM - Yap -- Glimpses of Sorol atoll
FSM - Yap -- Glimpses of Sorol atoll
Published: 2012/08/04
Channel: Tropical Sailing Life
Shark feeding at Bikini Atoll shark pass
Shark feeding at Bikini Atoll shark pass
Published: 2013/09/08
Channel: Jerome Fink
Coast Guard Supply Drop
Coast Guard Supply Drop
Published: 2011/11/15
Channel: AIRBOYD
Bikini Atoll, Marshal Islands
Bikini Atoll, Marshal Islands
Published: 2014/07/13
Channel: Boris Uchitel
Aur Youth for Christ UCC a4
Aur Youth for Christ UCC a4
Published: 2014/04/19
Channel: Abimelek Danny
Marshall Islands in World War II "What Makes a Battle" 1943 US Army 14min
Marshall Islands in World War II "What Makes a Battle" 1943 US Army 14min
Published: 2012/06/29
Channel: Jeff Quitney
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Wotje Atoll - part 1
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Wotje Atoll - part 1
Published: 2011/08/13
Channel: Tropical Sailing Life
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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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