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Cemetery warships (10 photos)

In the depths of the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean in the Truk lagoon, now better known as Chuuk, near the island of New Guinea, there are more than ten Japanese warships, three dozen merchant ships and about a hundred aircraft.

 

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Atoll was one of the main naval bases of the Japanese Imperial Navy of the South Pacific during World War II. Given the proximity of the Marshall Islands, the support fleet Atoll Chuuk was very important. Truk Lagoon even called the Gibraltar of the South Pacific.”Operation Heylstoun” was held on 17 February 1944. The result of the 2-day operations of 12 sunken Japanese warships, 34 merchant ships and more than 250 aircraft. Human losses of the Japanese in the thousands. Today Chuuk Atoll is an ideal place for diving.

 

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