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    Insoemanai Island (Insoemar) Sarmi Regency | Papua Province Indonesia

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USAAF c1944

Location
Small island to the southwest of Wakde Island, between the New Guinea mainland at Toem. Also known as "Nsoemanai" or "Insoemar".

Wartime History
Attacked by 163rd on the morning of D plus 1, May 15, 1944. The infantry landed on Insoemar Island. Heavy resistance was encountered and Co E, 593d, was rushed to the island to begin the unloading. During the unloading, sniper fire harassed our troops continuously and Co E suffered a few casualties.

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May 22, 2017

 

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