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    Boeroe Island (Buru, Buroe) Maluku Province (Moluccas Islands) Indonesia
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USAAF c1943
Lat 03 ° 07' S Long 126 ° 52' E  Boeroe Island is located to the west of Seram Island (Ceram Island) in the Moluccas Islands (Maluku). Also spelled Buru Island or Buroe Island. Prewar and during the Pacific War, located in the Netherlands East Indies (NEI). Today located in Maluku Province in Indonesia.

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese when they occupied the NEI. the duration of the Pacific War until the official surrender of Japan in early September 1945. During 1944-1945 attacked by American bombers and fighters.

American missions against Boeroe (Buru, Buroe)

Located on the eastern coast of the island.

PBY-5 Catalina Serial Number A24-45 Code OX-E
Pilot Temperley crashed July 20, 1944, 9 missing resolved

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Last Updated
February 12, 2021


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