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    Talaud Island Talaud Islands Regency | North Sulawesi Province¬†Indonesia

Location
Lat 4° 15' 0N Long 126° 47' 60E ¬†Located in the Sunda Islands, between Morotai and Mindanao.. The Talaud Island Group includes Beo, Rainis and Talaud Islands. Located 150 miles from the Philippines.

Wartime History
Japanese occupied for the duration of WWII. and used as a rest center. This area was bombed on several occasions when USAAF bombers aborted from missions against Mindanao.

On January 13, 1945, three P-40s from RAAF 80 Squadron ditched near Talaud Island when they flew past Morotai (where they were supposed to ferry the aircraft to). They ditched due to a lack of fuel, were captured and exectuted about 10 days later. Several Japanese were tried and executed for this incident after the war. Thanks to Daniel Leahy for this information.

American missions against Talaud
August 2 - September 6, 1944

August 2, 1944
(FEAF) Fighter-bombers hit coastal vessels and shore targets at Talaud

September 1, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s hit Beo in the Talaud Islands

September 6, 1944
(FEAF) Several B-24s bomb Rainis in the Talaud

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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