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    Morotai Cemetery Morotai Island | North Maluku Province Indonesia
MIA
RAAF October 25, 1945

Location
Morotai Cemetery was located on Morotai Island in North Maluku Province in Indonesia.

Wartime History
Following the September 15, 1944 U. S. Army amphibious landing on Morotai Island, the U. S. Army established a cemetery at this location known as Morotai Cemetery. Afterwards, Allied war dead were buried at this location until late 1945 as remains were recovered from Japanese occupied areas.

Postwar
On October 25, 1945 buried was F/Sgt Edmond M. Stevenson pilot Spitfire A58-419 ditched January 13, 1945 who became a Prisoner Of War (POW) and died April 14, 1945. Also, Flt Lt. Benjamin B. Newman pilot Spitfire A58-654 KIA August 2, 1945, the last casualty from No. 79 Squadron during World War II.

During late 1945, the graves were exhumed and transported to other cemeteries including Manila American Cemetery for Americans and Ambon War Cemetery for Australians.

Today
No burials remain at this location.

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019

 

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