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    Mokmer Biak Numfor Regency | Papua Province Indonesia

Location
Mokmer villiage is located on the southern coast of Biak Island. Borders Yapen Strait (Japen Strait) to the south. Connected by the Borokoe Road. To the west are Borokoe (Boroekoe, Borokoe) and Sorido (Sorrido, Insirom, Insrom).

Wartime History
During 1942, occupied by the Japanese. By early 1944, the Japanese constructed Mokmer Airfield at this location.

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

American missions against Sorido
May 23–June 13, 1944

Mokmer Airfield (Mokmer Drome, Frans Kaisiepo Airport)
Built by the Japanese and expanded by the Americans

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
August 25, 2018

 

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May 1944

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