Gas masks seen diving the wreck of Nippo Maru, Chuuk Lagoon, Micronesia
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Travel Photos: Life And Death On the Wrecks Of Chuuk Lagoon

On the 16th of February 1944 the first wave of Operation Hailstone strafed Chuuk Lagoon, raining death across the islands. American bombers quickly decimated the Japanese airstrips and destroyed dozens of aircraft while they were still on the ground. Over the next two days, an unyielding storm of bombs and torpedoes pounded the Japanese fleet […]

Silhouetted divers leaving the engine room of the Yamagiri Maru wreck in Chuuk Lagoon, Micronesia
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Travel Photos: Chuuk’s Wrecks – The Backbone Of The Pacific War

With it’s heavily defended natural harbour, Chuuk Lagoon was one of Japan’s main naval bases during the Pacific War. Dozens of ships passed through these waters providing much needed supplies for the warships, submarines and aircraft deployed throughout the South Pacific. At the first hint of an American attack on Chuuk, the majority of the […]