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    Halmahera Island (Pulau Halmahera) Irian Jaya Indonesia

Location
L at 1° 0' 0N Long 128° 0' 0E  Halmahera Island is visible from Moratai.

Wartime History
During the Pacific War, occupied by the Japanese and heavily fortified with 20,000 Japanese troops stationed on the island. Bypassed by Allied forces, the Japanese were left to starve, cut off from supply and their headquarters until the end of the war.

    Halmahera Island (Pulau Halmahera)
Galela (Galeia)   Located on the northern end of Halmahera, Galela Airfield and Galela Lake
Djailolo (Jailolo)   Located in central western coast
Hatetabako   Located on the eastern arm of Halmahera
Lolobata   Located on the eastern arm of Halmahera
Kaoe (Kau)   Located on the northeast coast of Halmahera
Sofifi (Oba)   Located on the northeastern coast of Halmahera
Wasile Bay   Located off the southern end of Halmahera, Wasile Airfield
    Nearby Islands
Miti Island   Located off the eastern coast of Halmahera
Ternate Island   Island to the west of central Halmahera

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Last Updated
April 23, 2016

 

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