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    Manggar (Mangar, Manggarbesar) East Kalimantan | Borneo Indonesia

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USAAF Oct 10, 1944

Location
Lat 1° 13' 60S Long 116° 57' 0E  Located on the eastern coast of Borneo. To the southwest is the Manggar River and offshore is the Makassar Strait. To the west are Balikapan and Sepiinggang. Also known as "Manggar Aerodrome" or "Manggar Field".

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese. During July 1945, liberated by the Australian Army.

American missions against Manggar
October 10, 1944 - July 9, 1945

Manggar Airfield
Located on the coast to the east of Balikapan. Occupied by the Japanese and liberated by Australian forces during July 1945.

P -47D "Claire-Doll III" 42-28500
Pilot Wiedmeyer MIA October 14, 1944

Sepinggang Airfield
Located on the coast, east of Balikpapan

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April 23, 2016

 

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