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    Yapen Island (Japen) Yapen Islands Regency | Papua Province (Irian Jaya) Indonesia

Location
Lat 1° 45' 0S Long 136° 15' 0E  Yapen Island is located to the south of Biak Island, north of the western New Guinea. Also known as Japen. Borders Japen Straight. During the Pacific War, known as "Japen" by the Americans. In Indonesian known as Pulau Yapen.

Wartime History
During the Pacific War occupied by the Japanese. During the middle of 1944, Allied aircraft flew combat missions over Yapen Island. Portions of Yapen were occupied by the Japanese until Japan surrendered.

American missions against Yapen (Japen)
May 13 - June 26, 1944

Seroei (Serui)
Located on the southern coast of Yapen Island

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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