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    Boela (Bula) Seram (Ceram) | Maluku Province (Provinsi Maluku) Indonesia
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5th AF July 14, 1944

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90th BG August 4, 1944
Lat 3° 6' 0" S  Long 130° 30' 0" E  Boela is located on the northeastern coast of Seram Island (Ceram). Also known as Boela Town or spelled Bula. Borders Boela Bay (Bula Bay) to the north.

Prewar and during the Pacific War, located in the Netherlands East Indies (NEI). Today located in Maluku Province (Moluccas) in Indonesia.

Wartime History
On March 31, 1942 occupied by the Japanese 'N' expeditionary force from Ambon. Boela was occupied by the Japanese for the remainder of the Pacific War.

American missions against Boela (Bula)
June 17, 1943 - September 27, 1944

Boela Oil Fields
Located at Boela, the Dutch developed this oil refinery prewar. The facility included shore based oil wells, storage reservoirs and a series of piers extending into the harbor. Occupied by the Japanese on March 31, 1942. Targeted by 5th Air Force raids in mid-1944.

Boela Airfield (Bula)
Wartime airfield occupied by the Japanese

B-24J "Blondes Away" Serial Number 42-110006
Pilot Pedersen MIA August 5, 1944

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August 6, 2019



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