Map of Likiep Atoll

Likiep Atoll Located 112 nautical miles northeast of Kwajalein, Likiep Atoll was never occupied by the Japanese.  Although it is a sizable atoll consisting of 65 islands, its shallow lagoon made it impractical to serve as a harbor for large ships.  The Marshallese on Likiep Atoll enjoyed a peaceful existence throughout the war.  However, due to its close proximity to the Japanese-occupied Wotje Atoll, VMB-613 maintained constant surveillance on Likiep Atoll to ensure it remained free of Japanese activity.    

Map: Office of Planning and Statistics, 1989

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