Jaluit Atoll

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'Jaluit Atoll is an increasingly popular if remote tourist destination in the Marshall Islands, a Japanese seaplane base in World War Two in the Pacific, the target of several naval raids and then capture in Operation FLINTLOCK.

World War Two

Early raid operations tended to feint between Jaluit and Makin, such as the planned diversionary operation by Vice Admiral Wilson Brown's task group in the First Battle of Wake Island.

It was eventually captured in Operation FLINTLOCK.


Today, it is building a reputation as a place for interesting recreational diving, both on natural formations and also on the relics of battle.