death place for occupied Eniwetok Atoll?

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My relative Richard Paul Ide died in 1946 on Eniwetok Atoll, in the Marshall Islands. The US then controlled the Marshall Islands. What is the appropriate country for his death? Is there a policy about listing (or not) occupying authorities in the death place? Thank you!

WikiTree profile: Richard Ide
in Policy and Style by Harry Ide G2G6 Mach 5 (54.6k points)

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Enewetak Atoll wasn't a recognized possession of the United States; it was occupied as part of the Trust Territories of the Pacific Islands.  But the TTPI wasn't set up until 1947.  I think that it would be safe to list his place of death as: Enewetak Atoll.
by SJ Baty G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
selected by Danielle Liard
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Eniwetok. Island in the pacific, is a position of the US since WWll. How ever it is a test Island for Missile”s and a restricted area. Go through the office that recovers bodies of missing military personnel. In Hawaii, if you have some info from a long last buddy it may help. Also provide them with DNA,
by Alfred Smith G2G6 Mach 1 (10.9k points)
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From U.S. capture to 1974, I would go with the U.S. government designation.

Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands, United States of America.

In the biography, I would add (now Enewetak).

Rālik Chain is the legislative district which might be their equivalent of county, if so it would go after the island name and before the territory. I believe the Marshalls only have two legislative districts.

by Ron Moore G2G6 Mach 2 (21.4k points)

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