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    Pelauw (Kampong Pelauw, Pelau) Maluku Province Indonesia
Location
Lat 3° 31' 13S Long 128° 28' 5E  Pelauw is located at an elevation of 6' / 1m on the north coast of Haroekoe Island (Harakoe) in the Molucca Island Group (Molucca Islands). Also known as Kampong Pelauw or Pelau. Prewar and during the Pacific War located in the Netherlands East Indies (NEI). Today located in Maluku Province (Moluccas Islands) in Indonesia. To the north is Seram Island (Ceram Island).

Wartime History
During 1942, occupied by the Japanese during their occupation of Netherlands East Indies (NEI). Starting in December 1943 until December 1944 attacked by Allied bombers and fighters. Occupied by the Japanese until the official surrender of Japan in September 1945.

American missions against Pelauw
December 7, 1943-December 30, 1944

Haroekoe Airfield (Harakoe, Pelauw)
Japanese wartime airfield

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019

 

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