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    Jefman Island (Efman) West Papua Province Indonesia
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38th BG June 16, 1944

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312th BG 1944
Lat 0° 55' 60S Long 131° 7' 0E  Jefman Island is a small island to the north of the New Guinea near Sorong. Also known as Efman. To the southwest is Salawati Island. Prewar, during the Pacific War known part of Dutch New Guinea. Today located in Sorong Regency in the West Papua Province of Indonesia.

Wartime History
During 1942 occupied by the Japanese when they occupied Dutch New Guinea. Attacked by American aircraft between April until December 1944. Occupied by the Japanese until the official surrender of Japan.

American missions against Jefman (Efman)
April 5, 1944–December 12, 1944

Jefman Airfield (Efman Airfield)
Japanese airfield still in use today

B-25D "Hell's Belles" Serial Number 41-30019
Pilot Selby crashed June 16, 1944 crashed into the sea north of the island

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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