Map of Mille Atoll

Mille Atoll Mille Atoll is located 95 nautical miles south of Majuro and has the largest land area in the Ratak Chain.  Held by the Japanese until the end of the war, an airfield consisting of three runways was located on the main island of Mille.  The atoll was heavily fortified with 122 dual-purpose and coastal defense guns.  Additional facilities included the normal radar facilities, a weather station, and a radio direction station.  A local revolt by native islanders during the war was brutally suppressed by the Japanese occupation force.  Under the command of Captain Masanori Shiga of the Imperial Japanese Navy, approximately 2,500 of its 5,100 man garrison survived the war.    

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