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Japenese Artillery Road and Pohndolap Area

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Site

The Japanese Artillery Road going from base to top of Sokehs, is of value and significance as it was built by the Japanese before World War II for Artillery Access. To the Pohndolap area or gun implements, bunker and searchlight, (all of which are still in place). The Pohndolap region at the top of Sokehs was the scene of Ponape's major stand against American fighter planes toward the end of World War II. A Japanese Command Post was located in this area. Further, the area was the site of a massive Ponape German confrontation in 1911. Remains of Ponapean fort constructed in 1910 for the confrontation still exist under thick foliage. - NRHP Registration, 6 June 1976



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event

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Particulars for Japenese Artillery Road and Pohndolap Area:
Historic Use Battle site
Structure Type Fortification
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance Local
Area of Significance Military
Owner Private
Historic Use Road-related
Sight Category Site
Owner State

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 30th September 1976

Registry Name: Japenese Artillery Road and Pohndolap Area
Registry Address: Sokehs
Registry Number: 76002202
Resource Type: Site
Owner: Private, State
Area in Acres: 122
Contributing Sites: 1
Contributing Structures: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Military
Applicable Criteria: Event
Criteria Consideration: Significance of less than fifty years
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949
Significant Year: 1911
Historic Function: Transportation, Defense
Historic Sub-Function: Road-related, Fortification, Battle site
Current Function: Agriculture, subsistence
Current Sub-Function:

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