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    Halmahera Island (Pulau Halmahera) North Maluku Province Indonesia
Location
Lat 1° 0' 0N Long 128° 0' 0E  Halmahera Island is the largest island in the Molucca Island Group (Molucca Islands). To the north is Moratai Island. Offshore islands include Miti Island, Ternate Island and Wai Island. Prewar and during the Pacific War located in the Netherlands East Indies (NEI). Today located in North Maluku Province (Provinsi Maluku Utara) in Indonesia.

Wartime History
During the Pacific War, occupied by the Japanese and heavily fortified with 20,000 Japanese troops stationed on the island. Bypassed by Allied forces, the Japanese were left to starve, cut off from supply and their headquarters until the end of the war.

Halmahera Island (Pulau Halmahera)
Galela (Galeia)  located on the northern end of Halmahera includes Galela Airfield and Galela Lake.
Djailolo (Jailolo)  located on the central western coast of Halmahera.
Dodinga (Kampoeng Dodinga)  located on the central western coast of Halmahera.
Hatetabako (Tatabako, Hatitabako)  located on the eastern arm of Halmahera.
Lolobata  located on the eastern arm of Halmahera.
Kaoe (Kau)  located on the northeast coast of Halmahera.
Sofifi (Oba)  located on the northeast coast of Halmahera.
Wasile Bay  borders the southern end of Halmahera includes Wasile Airfield.

Offshore Islands
Miti Island  located off the eastern arm of Halmahera.
Ternate Island  located to the west central of Halmahera.
Wai Island  small island located off Halmahera.

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019

 

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