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    Kaoe (Kao, Kau) Halmahera | North Maluku Province Indonesia

Location
Lat 1° 11'0" Long 127° 54'0"  Kaoe is located on the eastern coast of the northwestern arm of Halmahera Island in the Molucca Island Group (Molucca Islands). Also known as Kao or Kau. Allied wartime spelling "Kaoe". Borders Kaoe Bay (Kau Bay). Prewar and during the Pacific War located in the Netherlands East Indies (NEI). Today located in North Maluku Province (Provinsi Maluku Utara) in Indonesia.

Wartime History
During early 1942 occupied by the Japanese. Attacked by Allied aircraft starting in the middle of 1944. Occupied by the Japanese until the official surrender of Japan in September 1945.

American missions against Kaoe
August 21, 1944–December 7, 1944

Kaoe Airfield (Kaoe I, Kaoe II)
Japanese wartime airfields

Kaoe Bay Seaplane Base
Japanese seaplane base in Kaoe Bay (Kau Bay)

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019

 

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