Waigeo Island is rougly 70 miles long and 30 miles wide. Located about 40 miles northwest of the Vogelkop Peninsula at the western tip of New Guinea. Borders Fofak Harbor (Offak Harbor, Teluk Fofak).
During World War I, German Raider SMS Wolf (Wolf IV) and captured vessel SS Matunga arrived at Offak Bay (Fofak Bay) where the
vessel was stripped and scuttled offshore.
OA-10A Catalina 44-33878
Pilot Dickinson force landed October 1, 1944
repaired and flown back to base
American missions against Waigeo Island
June 6, 1944–August 9, 1944
Pub. 164 Sailing Direction (Enroute) New Guinea page 101-104
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August 25, 2018