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    Sansapor (Cape Sansapor, Sausapor) West Papua Province Indonesia

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USAAF 1944

Location
Lat 0° 29' 59S Long 132° 5' 9E  Sansapor is located on the north coast of western New Guinea at Cape Sansapor. Sansapor village is located at this location. Also known as Sausapor. Offshore to the north are the Su Island (Soe Islands) including Middleburg Island and Amsterdam Island (Mios Su).

Wartime History
On July 31, 1944 the U. S. Army landed unapposed at Sansapor. In late September elements of the 31st Infantry Division arrived from Morotai to maintain the base at Sansapor.

American missions against Sansapor
August 12, 1944

Sansapor Airfield (Mar Drome, Werur Airport, Udara Werur)
Built by U. S Army at Sansapor. Also known as Mar Drome. Still in use today Werur Airport, Udara Werur

References
Pub. 164 Sailing Direction (Enroute) New Guinea page 108

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June 25, 2017

 

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