2° 55' 0S Long 132° 18' 0E Known as Fakfak or Fak Fak.
The Japanese 1st Detachment landed & occupied the town of Fak fak
on 1 April 1942. The small KNIL garrison surrendered without a fight.
After occupation, a small garrison of 67 men of the 24th Special Base
Unit occupied the area
B-24D "The Big Ass Bird II" Serial Number 42-72801
Exploded on a night mission, wreckage and remains of crew found post war
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May 14, 2011