Bugsuk

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Bugsuk
Bugsuk is located in Philippines
Bugsuk

Location within the Philippines
Geography
Location Palawan, Philippines
Coordinates 8°15′N 117°18′E / 8.250°N 117.300°E / 8.250; 117.300Coordinates: 8°15′N 117°18′E / 8.250°N 117.300°E / 8.250; 117.300
Archipelago Palawan
Area 119 km2 (46 sq mi)
Length 17 km (10.6 mi)
Width 9.5 km (5.9 mi)
Country
Philippines
Region MIMAROPA
Province Palawan
Municipality Balabac
239-foot tower built on Bugsuk Island.

Bugsuk is an island of Palawan Province, Philippines. Its area is 119 km².

History[edit]

Eight crewmembers of the USS Flier reached Bugsuk Island after their submarine struck a mine on August 13, 1944, while on surface patrol during World War II. The survivors, who had been on deck and in the conning tower when the explosion occurred, swam 18 hours to reach an atoll near Bugsuk. Over the next three days, they swam to two other islands before landing on Bugsuk and being helped by Filipino guerrillas. Seventy-eight men died on the Flier, including seven who escaped the sub but didn't survive the swim.[1]

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