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    Piroe (Piru) Seram (Ceram) | Maluku Province (Moluccas Islands) Indonesia
Location
Lat 3° 3' 42S Long 128° 11' 40E  Piroe is located at an elevation of 82' / 24m on western Ceram Island (Seram) in the Moluccas Island Group (Moluccas Islands). Borders Piroe Bay to the south. Also known as Piru. Prewar and during the Pacific War, located in the Netherlands East Indies (NEI). Today located in Maluku Province (Moluccas) in Indonesia.

Wartime History
During 1942, occupied by the Japanese and remained occupied until the official surrender of Japan in September 1945.

American missions against Piroe (Piru)
September 21, 1944–November 10, 1944

September 21, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s attack shipping in Piroe Bay.

October 22, 1944
(FEAF) B-25s hit Piroe Bay supply dumps.

October 25, 1944
(FEAF) B-25s, A-20s, and fighter-bombers hit Piroe.

October 30, 1944
(FEAF) P-38s hit Piroe

November 9, 1944
(FEAF) A-20s strike Piroe

November 10, 1944
(FEAF) B-25s and A-20s hit Piroe.

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Last Updated
July 28, 2019

 

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