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    Ambon (Ambon Town, Amboyna, Amboina) Maluku Province (Moluccas) Indonesia
Location
Lat 3° 43' 0S Long 128° 11' 60E  Ambon is located on the north coast of Ambon Island. Borders Ambon Bay (Bay of Ambon or Amboina Harbor). During the war, also known as Ambon Town, Ambun, Amboyna or Amboina. Today, Ambon City is divided into five districts: Nusaniwe, Sirimau, Ambon Bay, Gulf Baguala and South Leitimu.

Wartime History
During early February 1942 occupied by the Japanese until the end of the Pacific War.

Allied missions against Ambon (Amboina)
January 28, 1943 - July 23, 1945

Ambon War Cemetery
Commonwealth Cemetery with over 2,000 graves and memorial.

Bennet
At Bennet was a battery of guns operated by Dutch artillerymen and was emplaced in concrete with accommodation, underground telephone system that ranged across the Ambon Bay and to Laha Airfield.

Sirimau
Concrete pillboxes and trenches from the Pacific War remain to this day

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019

 

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Aug 4, 1944
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