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    Ambon (Ambon Town, Amboyna, Amboina) Maluku Province (Moluccas) Indonesia

Location
Lat 3° 43' 0S Long 128° 11' 60E  Ambon is located on the north coast of Ambon Island. Ofshore is Ambon Bay (Bay of Ambon). During the war, also known as Ambon Town, Ambun, Amboyna or Amboina. Borders Ambon Harbor (Amboina Harbor). Today, Ambon City divided into five districts: Nusaniwe, Sirimau, Ambon Bay, Gulf Baguala and South Leitimur,

Wartime History
During early February 1942 occupied by the Japanese until the end of the Pacific War.

Allied missions against Ambon (Amboina)
January 28, 1943 - July 23, 1945

Ambon War Cemetery
Commonwealth Cemetery with over 2,000 graves and memorial.

Bennet
Battery of guns operated by Dutch permanent artillerymen and was emplaced in concrete with accommodation, underground telephone system that ranged the Bay of Ambon and Laha airfield.

Sirimau
WWII era circular concrete pillboxes and trenches remain to this day.

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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