Small island to the southwest of Wakde Island,
between the New Guinea mainland at Toem.
Also known as "Nsoemanai" or "Insoemar". Prewar and during World War II, located in Dutch New Guinea (DNG) in the Netherlands East Indies (NEI). Today located in Sarmi Regency of Papua Province in Indonesia.
Attacked by 163rd on the morning of D plus 1, May 15, 1944. The
infantry landed on Insoemar Island. Heavy resistance was encountered
and Co E, 593d, was rushed to the island to begin the unloading.
During the unloading, sniper fire harassed our troops continuously
and Co E suffered a few casualties.
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October 23, 2019