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    Bosnik (Bosnek, Soriari) Biak Numfor Regency | Papua Province Indonesia
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5th AF Assoc 1990

Location
Lat 1° 9' 26S Long 136° 13' 42E  Bosnik villiage is located on the southern coast of Biak Island. Borders Yapen Strait (Japen Strait) to the south. Also known as Bosnek or Soriari.

Wartime History
During 1942, occupied by the Japanese. By early 1944, the Bosnik was defended by anti-aircraft gun positions and defenses.

On May 27, 1944 an amphibious landing was made at Bosnik by the U. S. Army 41st Infantry Division. Afterwards, developed into a base area to support the Biak Campaign and the nearby airfield operations.

American missions against Bosnik
May 9–June 7, 1944

Today
Bits of landing craft and remains of docks are still visible in the area. The beach is popular for swimming and diving.

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Last Updated
January 23, 2018

 

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