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    Lake Sentani (Sentani Lake) Jayapura Regency | Papua Province Indonesia
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USN April 16, 1944

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USN April 16, 1944

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Carl R. Thien 1944


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Jack Heyn 1944

Location
Lake Sentani is a large freshwater lake located slightly inland from Sentai southwest of Hollandia. To the north was Sentani Drome and Cyclops Drome and the Cyclops Mountains. Also known as "Sentani Lake".

Wartime History
During late 1944, after the U.S. Army liberation of Lake Sentani was used by PBY Catalina "Black Cat" as a take off and landing area and for passenger pickup and resupply.

Later, when the Hollandia became a U.S. Army base area, Lake Sentani was used for amphibious training and used by DUKW "Duck" amphibious trucks and as a recreational area for American troops for swimming and relaxation.

Tim Maynard adds:
"We located a landing craft (LCVP) in Lake Sentani, near “Hollandia” at 72'. Also an A-20 in Lake Sentani."

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Last Updated
January 11, 2018

 

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