Makassar Strait borders Borneo to the west and Sulawesi (Celebes) to the east.
During the Pacific War, several naval and aerial actions occured in Makassar Strait.
Battle of Makassar Strait
In the early hours of January
24, 1942 four Allied destroyers attacked a large Japanese convoy off Balikpapan during the Battle of Makassar Strait, the destroyers escaped unharmed
after sinking four Japanese transports and a patrol ship and damaging
American missions against Makassar
January 22, 1942 - August 5, 1945
PBY-5 Catalina 28-5MNE Y-?? Number 42
Pilot Robertson crashed February 24, 1942
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June 15, 2019