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    Fakfak (Fak Fak) West Papua (West Irian Jaya) Indonesia

Location
Lat 2° 55' 0S Long 132° 18' 0E  Known as Fakfak or Fak Fak. Located inland from the southern coast of western New Guinea. Prewar, the Dutch settled Fakfak and established a town at this location.

Wartime History
On April 1, 1942 a Japanese 1st Detachment landed at Fakfak. The small Dutch KNIL garrison surrendered without offering any opposition. Afterwards, a small garrison of 67 troops from 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

Fakfak Airfield (Fak Fak)
Located nearby, in use today. Airport codes: ICAO: WASF IATA: FKQ

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January 8, 2014

 

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