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    Sorong Seaplane Base West Papua Province Indonesia

Location
Lat 0° 53' 0" S Long 131° 12' 0" E  Sorong Seaplane Base was located off Sorong.

Construction
Built prewar by the Dutch as a seaplane base with seaplanes mooring off Doom Island.

Wartime History
On December 28, 1941 bombed by Japanese aircraft, killing three and wounding six on the ground. Later occupied by the Japanese until the end of the Pacific War.

American missions against Sorong
June 10, 1943 - September 24, 1944

Japanese units based at Sorong
23rd Naval Flotilla (A6M2-N Rufe) then withdrawn to Amboina Seaplane Base
153 Kokutai, 311 Hikotai (A6M3-5 Zeros) was one time based at Sorong

References
Index to Air Bases - Research Report No. 85, I.G. No 9185 - July 30, 1944

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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