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    Taibesi (Taibessi)  Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (East Timor)
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AWM Sept 29, 1945

Location
Lat 8° 34' 4S Long 125° 35' 31E  Located to the east of Dili on the northern coast of Timor Island.

Wartime History
During the night of February 20, 1942 the Japanese landed near Dili. Occupied by the Japanese for the duration of the war until September 11, 1945

In accordance with the terms of surrender, over five hundred vehicles, motorcycles, light tanks and guns were assembled in a park at Taibesi east of Dili. According to the Japanese, a "grass fire" destroyed most of the equipment. Likely the fire was deliberately started by the Japanese to avoid surrendering the material.

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February 4, 2018

 

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