[USS Missouri ] [Mille
Atoll Surrender] [Northern
Palaus Island Surrender] [Rota
|A few hours after the surrender of Wotje Atoll on 6
September, Rear Admiral Shochi Tamada, of the Imperial Japanese Navy,
signed an unconditional surrender instrument aboard USS WINGFIELD DE
194 as Atoll Commander Maloelap. Captain H. B. Grow also
received this surrender, accepting the capitulation of 172 Army, 734 Navy
and 260 civilian personnel, for a total of 1,066 Japanese.
At the time of Maloelap's original isolation, however,
there had been 1,772 sailors, 368 soldiers and 957 civilians on the atoll.
Thus, Maloelap had cost the Japanese Government 2,031 men during this
period. Air attacks had claimed 624 lives; ship bombardments had
killed 25; disease had accounted for 150; accidents or suicides had been
responsible for 12; and malnutrition had caused the deaths of 1,220.
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