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    Mios Woendi Biak Numfor Regency | Papua Province¬†Indonesia
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USN 1944

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Location
Lat 1° 15' S Long 136° 22' E ¬†Mios Woendi Island is a small coral atoll, located ten miles south of Biak, part of the Schouten Island Group. The area is a flat sandy area with a deep water lagoon.

Wartime History
On June 1, 1944 a reconnaissance was performed of Mios Woendi, Aoeki, and Owi Islands by Navy personnel and engineers from Task Force Hurricane. On June 2, 1944 the U. S. Army 41st Infantry Division, 163rd Infantry Regiment, Company A secured Owi and Mios Woendi without opposition. On June 8, U. S. Navy SeeBees began construction of a Mios Woendi PT Boat Base to replace Hollandia as the most forward base for PT Boat operations.

Mios Woendi PT Boat Base (Base 21, Camp Taylor)
PT Boat base "Base 21", became the largest PT Boat base in New Guinea.

PT-301
Sunk due to accidental explosion and fire on November 4, 1944 and was scrapped

References
U. S. Army in World War II The Approach to the Philippines Chapter XIV Frustration at Mokmer Drome page 341

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