5th AF c1944
Robert Stava 1944
0° 52' 0S Long 134° 4' 60E Manokwari is located on the eastern
end of the Vogelkop Peninsula. Borders Bore Bay to the south with Wappi Island (Mos Wappi) and Mansinairo Island (Mos Mansinairo). Also known as "Menoekwari".
Manokwari was occupied by the Japanese. Attacked by Allied aircraft during May 1, 1943 until October 24, 1944.
American missions against Manokwari
May 1, 1943 - October 24, 1944
Built by the Japanese, still in use today.
B-24D "Black Widow" Serial Number 42-40967
Pilot Beller crashed November 21, 1943
P-40N Kittyhawk Serial Number A29-824
MIA October 12, 1944
P-40N Kittyhawk Serial Number A29-641
Pilot Bellert ditched October 18, 1944, wreckage discovered 1998, remains recovered 1999, case resolved
P-40N Kittyhawk Serial Number A29-821
Pilot Summons MIA October 25, 1944
Manokwari is the capital of Manokwari Regency in West Papua Province (Papua Barat) in Indonesia.
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November 21, 1943