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    Kokas (Kaukas) West Papua (West Irian Jaya) Indonesia
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3rd BG June 16, 1944

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312th BG July 22, 1944

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312th BG July 27, 1944
Lat 2° 42' 11S Long 132° 26' 17E  Kokas village borders the Sekar Bay (Bay of Sekar) in western New Guinea. Also known as Kaukas. Prewar and during the Pacific War, located in Dutch New Guinea (DNG) in the Netherlands East Indies (NEI). Between 1963-2007 part of Irian Jaya. Today located in Fakfak Regency in Papua Province in Indonesia.

Wartime History
During the Pacific War, occupied by a small detachment of Japanese and used as a supply area, barge assembly point and seaplane base.

American missions against Kokas
June 10, 1943–September 27, 1944

Kokas Seaplane Base
Japanese seaplane anchorage and barge area

A-20G "Bevo" 43-9432
Pilot Knarr crashed July 22, 1944 series of photographs dubbed "Death of an A-20" documented it crashing

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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