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    Maffin (Maffin No. 1) Sarmi Regency | Papua Province Indonesia

Maffin No. 1 villiage is located between Arare to the southeast and Sarmi to the northwest. Borders Maffin Bay and the Tirfoam River. Maffin No. 1 villiage is located to the southeast along the Tor River. Lone Tree Hill is located 1.8km to the west. 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
During late April 1944, many of the Japanese troops from Hollandia fled westward to the the Sarmi area, west of Maffin Bay where 11,000 battle-hardened soldiers of the Japanese Army 36th Division were dug in.

The U. S. Army 33rd Infantry Division (Illinois National Guard) 123rd Infantry Regiment fought at Maffin Bay. The 1st Field Artillery participated in the amphibious assault at Maffin Bay.

American missions against Maffin
April 29, 1944–August 16, 1944

Maffin Airfield (Maffin Drome)
Built by the Japanese Army.

Lone Tree Hill
Feature located 1.8km west of Maffin jetty bordering Maffin Bay defended by the Japanese Army.

A Brief History of the 6th Infantry Division - D. The Battle for Lone Tree Hill, Maffin Bay, New Guinea
Taki's Home Page - The History of Battles of Imperial Japanese Tanks - Sarmi

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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