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    MacCluer Gulf (McCluer, Teluk Berau) West Papua Province Indonesia
Location
MacCluer Gulf is located on the southern coast of western New Guinea. Also spelled "McCluer Gulf". The eastern end is Bentoni Bay (Bintuni Bay, Teluk Bintuni, Teloek Bentoni). Inside is Geboken Island. In Indonesian known as Teluk Berau. Prewar, during the Pacific War located in Dutch New Guinea (DNG) in the Netherlands East Indies (NEI). Between 1963–1973 part of West Irian (Irian Barat) and during 1973-2002 known as Irian Jaya. Today located in Teluk Bintuni Regency in West Papua Province (Papua Barat, West Irian Jaya) in Indonesia.

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese until the end of the Pacific War. During 1944, attacked by Allied aircraft.

American missions against MacCluer Gulf
January 27, 1944–October 1, 1944

B-25H Mitchell 43-4332
Pilot Miller crashed August 1, 1944 crashed into the sea off Geboken Island

P-40N Kittyhawk A29-568
Pilot Guster crashed August 23, 1944 into Maccleur Gulf

References
Pub. 164 Sailing Direction (Enroute) New Guinea page 115

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019

 

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June 4, 1944
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