Merizo Men in Canoe. Micronesian Area Research Center (MARC).

The people of Malesso’ learned about the Tinta and Faha Massacres and were outraged. On 20 July, in broad daylight, a group of Merizo men stormed the Japanese quarters at Atate (another area of the village) and killed 10 Japanese soldiers. Only one Japanese soldier escaped, fleeing towards the neighboring village of Inarajan.