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    Obi Island Obi Islands Group | North Maluku Province Indonesia

Location
Obi Island is located in the Obi Islands (Obirah, Kepulauan Obi). Also known as Obi Major Island.

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese for the duration of the war. During June 1945 an Australian Army Far Eastern Liaison Office (FELO) 'J' Mission conducted a mission on Obi Island searching for intelligence. The Japanese established a POW Camp on Obi.

Laiwoei (Laiwui)
Lat 1° 21' 6S Long 127° 40' 9E Laiwoei is located on the north coast of Obi Island at an elevation of 830' / 232m. Also known as Laiwui.

P-51D Mustang 44-??293
Pilot Alexander crashed February 27, 1945

P-51D Mustang 44-63338
Pilot Bollinger crashed February 27, 1945

References
NAA [Celebes, Halmahera, Ceram -] 'J' Mission [FELO (Far Eastern Liaison Office) file] (NAA: A3269, B1/A)

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August 25, 2018

 

 

 

 

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