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    Borokoe (Boroekoe, Borokoe) Biak Numfor Regency | Papua Province Indonesia

Lat 1° 11' 12S Long 136° 5' 15E  Borokoe villiage is located on the southern coast of Biak Island. Borders Yapen Strait (Japen Strait) to the south. Connected by the Borokoe Road. To the east is Sorido (Sorrido, Insirom, Insrom) and to the west is Mokmer. Also known as Boroekoe or Borokoe.

Wartime History
During 1942, occupied by the Japanese. By early 1944, the Japanese constructed Borokoe Airfield at this location.

On May 27, 1944 an amphibious landing was made at Bosnik by the U. S. Army 41st Infantry Division. Afterwards, the Borokoe Airfield was expanded and repaired by the Americans and the Borokoe area was developed into a base area to support the Biak Campaign and the nearby airfield operations.

American missions against Borokoe
May 23, 1944–June 13, 1944

Borokoe Airfield (Borokoe Drome)
Built by the Japanese and expanded by the Americans

Bits of landing craft and remains of docks are still visible in the area. The beach is popular for swimming and diving.

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Last Updated
May 10, 2020


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