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    Owi Island Biak Numfor Regency | Papua Province Indonesia

Location
Lat 1° 15' 0S Long 136° 11' 60E  Owi Island is part of the Schouten Island Group. To the north is Biak Island and to the south is Yapen Island (Japen).

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese. Owi Island was liberated by the U. S. Army and developed into an airfield.

Owi Airfield (Owi Drome)
Built by Americans and used as a fighter and bomber base in from middle to late 1944.

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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