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    Namber (Nambre) Biak Numfor Regency | Papua Province Indonesia
Location
Lat 1° 3' 58S Long 134° 49' 57E  Nambre village is located on the western coast of Noemfoor Island (Noemfoer, Noemfor) to the north of Reamber Bay. Also known as Nambre.

Wartime History
During December 1943 occupied by the Japanese.
Nearby Namber Airfield was built by the Japan ese using Formosan and IndBetween May 1944 until early July 1944 attacked by American bombers and fighters.onesian laborers and completed during early 1944.

American missions against Namber
May 13, 1944–July 8, 1944

On August 31, 1944, U. S. Army 503rd 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment (503rd PIR) occupied Namber and Namber Airfield.

Namber Airfield (Namber Drome)
Built by the Japanese and used by JAAF aircraft, then captured by U. S. Army and used by the Allied aircraft.

References
U. S. Army in World War II - The Approach to the Philippines Chapter XVII - Operations on Noemfoor Island pages 398-400, 405, 407-408, 410-420

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October 23, 2019

 

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