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    Taberfane Seaplane Base Aru Islands (Aroe) | Maluku Province Indonesia
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June 12, 1943

Lat 6° 11' 0" Long 134° 7' 0" Taberfane Seaplane Base is located at Taberfane in the Aru Islands (Aroe).

Wartime History
During the Pacific War, the Japanese Navy established a seaplane base at this location operating F1M2 Pete and A6M2-N Rufe seaplanes. Starting in May 1943, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) began attacking the base. The Japanese increased their anti-aircraft defenses but were unable to maintain the base.  By June 1943, the remaining aircraft were evacuated.

Allied missions against Taberfane
May 6 - June 4, 1943

Beaufighter A19-60
Pilot Budd MIA May 6, 1943

Beaufighter A19-47
Aerial colission on August 21, 1943 and crashed

Beaufighter A19-63
Aerial colission on August 21, 1943 and crashed

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018


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