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Ulithi

(o͞olē`thē), atoll comprising 40 islets, 1.75 sq mi (4.53 sq km), W Pacific, in the W Caroline IslandsCaroline Islands,
archipelago, c.830 sq mi (2,150 sq km), W Pacific, just north of the equator. The largest islands are Palau (Belau), Yap, Chuuk (Truk), Pohnpei (Ponape), and Kosrae. The islands are fertile and rich in minerals.
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. Ulithi is part of the Federated States of MicronesiaMicronesia, Federated States of,
independent nation (2015 est. pop. 104,000), c.271 sq mi (702 sq km), an island group in the W Pacific Ocean. It comprises four states: Kosrae, Pohnpei (formerly Ponape), Chuuk (formerly Truk), and Yap.
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; Mokomok is the chief village. The atoll became (1920) part of the Japanese mandate in the Pacific and was strongly fortified. The main atoll has an excellent lagoon for anchoring large ships, and after the American capture (1944) of Ulithi in World War II, it was used as a rendezvous station for naval units.
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At last, on October 30, Miller reported aboard Essex, at Ulithi. She had just come through the second Battle of the Philippine Sea, better known as the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
Cluster 11 (Oceania): Cook islands northern; Banks, Torres islands; Santa-Cruz islands; Southern Vanuatu; Mangareva; Tokelau; Niue; Rotuma; Truk district; Ifaluk, Lamotrek, Satawan; SE New Guinea Melanesians; Palau; Yap; New Caledonia; Maori, Moriori; Tahiti, Society islands; Hawaii; Samoa; Tuamotu; Cook islands southern; Gilbert, Nauru, Banaba; Tuvalu (Ellice); Marquesas; Tonga; Ulithi, Ngulu; Ponape district; Rennel, Tikopia, Taku, etc.; Marshal Islands; Lengua, Sanapana; Queensland; Atsugevi; Southern Australia; Bushmen; Central Australia; Western Australia; Arnham Land; SE Australia.
In the former case, a large and intense waterspout swept across Falalop (one of the islets of the Ulithi Atoll).
Although badly crippled, Bunker Hill managed to proceed under her own power at a top speed of 20 knots to Ulithi Atoll in the Western Pacific's Caroline Islands, then to Pearl Harbor (during which time, survivors say, bodies were still being found within the ship), and onward to Bremerton, Washington, for repairs.
In the Philippines and Japan, where I was sent, I viewed in horror the terrible damage war creates - Ulithi, Enewetak, Kure, Hiroshima.
The first "directed" reconnaissance of a typhoon by a Navy aircraft occurred when a VPB-21 PBM-3 located the typhoon 550 miles west-northwest of Ulithi on the night of 16/17 December.
both absent) - this species has only been recorded to date from Palau, and from Ulithi Atoll in the Yap Islands (Western Carolines).
Service Squadron 10 continued to be an advanced base of sorts, servicing the fleet between operations from Ulithi Atoll, four hundred miles southwest of Guam, while Service Squadron 6 forward-deployed with the fleet.
Six of these aircraft embarked on two submarines, leaving on July 23, 1945, to carry out a raid on American naval units at Ulithi, but the mission commander was informed by radio of Japan's surrender before he had an opportunity to launch the attack.
Their ship was directed to the island of Ulithi, South Pacific, having being involved at most of the landings, ie Okinawa, Iwo Jima, and their visit was for R& R.
Bu Tinah Shoals currently sits in 26th place in the Islands category, which also features such sites as the Galapagos Islands, Bora Bora Island and current leader Ulithi Atoll in the Caroline Islands off the western Pacific Ocean.
Similarly, some Pacific islanders, such as the Ulithi, allowed couples to "announce" that they wished to be considered married simply by cohabiting.