Bentoni Bay is located inside MacCluer Gulf (McCluer, Teluk Berau) bordering the southern coast of western New Guinea. Also spelled "Bintuni Bay". In Indonesian known as "Teluk Bintuni" or "Teloek Bentoni". The entrance is twelve miles wide and fringed by low marshy land. Prewar, during the Pacific War located in Dutch New Guinea (DNG) in the Netherlands East Indies (NEI). Between 1963–1973 part of West Irian (Irian Barat) and during 1973-2002 known as Irian Jaya. Today located in Teluk Bintuni Regency in West Papua Province (Papua Barat, West Irian Jaya) in Indonesia.
Occupied by the Japanese until the end of the Pacific War. During 1944, attacked by Allied aircraft.
Allied missions against Bentoni Bay
July 30, 1944–September 21, 1944
A-20G Havoc 43-9395
Pilot Fick ditched June 17, 1944
A-20G Havoc 43-949
Pilot Sparks crashed July 9, 1944
Pub. 164 Sailing Direction (Enroute) New Guinea page 117
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October 23, 2019