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Mili Atoll is an atoll of 92 islands in the Ratak Chain in the Pacific Ocean. It is a legislative district of the Marshall Islands. Its total land area is only 6.15 mile² (16 km²), but it encloses a lagoon of 294.7 mile² (763 km²). The main village is also called Mili. Mili, Mili (like New York, New York) is littered with thousands of old World War II relics. The law forbids these items from being removed from the island. Mostly what remains are large bunker systems, rail systems, old artillery pieces and downed aircraft that remain intact today. Examples includes Japanese Zeroes and a B-25 Mitchell bomber sitting in just several feet of water. The ground is still covered with craters created by the artillery campaigns that lasted 30 days to "prep" the island for the Allied invasion. The Japanese occupied the island from 1914 to 1944, heavily influencing the culture. Other well known villages are Nallu, Enejet, Lukonor, Tokewa, and Wau, Mili. Nallu, Enejet and Lukonwor are only accessible from Mili by land during lowtide. Only Mili, Mili and Enejet, Mili have runways for small planes. Mili is a Bollywood movie directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee and released in 1975. ... There are places that have the name Myloi or Myli, Mili (Greek: Μύλοι) Myloi, a place in the southwestern part of the prefecture of Argolis Myli, two places in the prefecture of Ilia Myloi, a village in the prefecture of Magensia Myloi, in the prefecture of... Portion of a Pacific atoll showing two islets on the ribbon or barrier reef separated by a deep pass between the ocean and the lagoon. ... The Ratak Chain is a chain of islands within the island nation of the Marshall Islands. ... This mid bay barrier in Narrabeen, a suburb of Sydney (Australia), has blocked what used to be a bay to form a lagoon. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Bunkers in Albania A bunker is a defensive military fortification. ... Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero Model 21 (cowling removed) The Mitsubishi A6M was a light-weight carrier-based fighter aircraft employed by the Imperial Japanese Navy from 1940 to 1945. ... Lt. ... For other uses, see Artillery (disambiguation). ... Year 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...


The population of the islands in the atoll is 1032 as of 1999. The atoll is separated by a water channel called the Klee Passage from the Knox Atoll which is considerably smaller. For the album by Prince, see 1999 (album) 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Klee Passage is a shallow channel of water which separates Knox Atoll from Mili Atoll in the Marshall Islands. ... Knox Atoll is the southernmost atoll in the Ratak Chain in the Marshall Islands. ...


The Globe Mutiny

In 1823 the whaling ship Globe, out of Nantucket, was brought to Mili Atoll by her mutinous crew. After killing the ships captain and its three officers, Samuel B. Comstock “Bloody Sam” sailed the ship here. A few days after anchoring Comstock was murdered by his co-mutineer Silas Payne. Six of the crew fled in the ship and stranded nine men on the island. By the time the rescue ship, the naval clipper Dolphin, arrived (two years later) all but two of the crew had been murdered by the islanders. The crew of the oceanographic research vessel Princesse Alice, of Albert Grimaldi (later Prince Albert I of Monaco) pose while flensing a catch. ... Nantucket is an island south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, formed of glacial moraine. ...



Marshall Islands
Ailinginae | Ailinglaplap | Ailuk | Arno | Aur | Bikar | Bikini | Ebon | Enewetak | Erikub | Jabat | Jaluit | Jemo | Kili | Kwajalein | Lae | Lib | Likiep | Majuro | Maloelap | Mejit | Mili | Nadikdik | Namorik | Namu | Pokaakku | Rongelap | Rongerik | Toke | Ujae | Ujelang | Utirik | Wotho | Wotje

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Mili Atoll - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (340 words)
Mili, Mili (like New York, New York) is littered with thousands of old World War II relics.
The Japanese occupied the island from 1914 to 1944, heavily influencing the culture.
In 1823 the whaling ship Globe, out of Martha's Vineyard, was brought to Mili Atoll by her mutinous crew.
WWII sites on Mili Atoll, Marshall Islands (1644 words)
Mili (population ~850) is the largest island on Mili Atoll, some 20 flight minutes south of Majuro.
Mile as the southernmost atoll of the (eastern) Ralik Chain of Atolls saw frequent contact with people from Kiribati (former Gilbert Islands) to the south, and today a number of people of Gilbertese extraction live on Mile Atoll.
The development of Mili air base began in in autumn 1942 when the Korean and Marshallese labour force building the seaplane base on Majuro was transferred.
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