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The Makassar Strait is located between Borneo to the west and Sulawesi (Celebes) to the east.

Wartime History
During the Pacific War, several naval and aerial actions occured in Makassar Strait.

Battle of Makassar Strait
In the early hours of January 24, 1942 four Allied destroyers attacked a large Japanese convoy off Balikpapan during the Battle of Makassar Strait, the destroyers escaped unharmed after sinking four Japanese transports and a patrol ship and damaging other vessels.

American missions against Makassar
January 22, 1942 - August 5, 1945

PBY-5 Catalina 28-5MNE Y-?? Number 42
Pilot Robertson crashed February 24, 1942

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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