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    Insoemanai Island (Insoemar) Sarmi Regency | Papua Province Indonesia
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USAAF c1944
Location
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.

Wartime History
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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Last Updated
October 23, 2019

 

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