The Obi Islands are located in the Molucca Islands in present day North Maluku Province Provinsi Maluku Utara) in Indonesia. To the north are the Bacan Islands and Halmahera Island and the Halmahera Sea. To the south is Maluku Province (Provinsi Maluku) including Boeroe Island (Buru, Buroe) and Ceram (Seram) and the Ceram Sea. The major islands include Bisa Island, Obilatu Island and Obira Island.
Obi Island (Obi Major Island)
Obi Island was also known as Obi Major Island. 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.
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June 15, 2019