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    Ransiki (Ranasiki) West Papua Provinces (Papua Barat) Indonesia
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5th AF c1944
Location
Lat 1° 30' 0S Long 134° 10' 0E  Ransiki is located on the north coast of western New Guinea. Borders Wondama Bay. Also known as "Ranasiki". Prewar and 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 Wondama Regency (Wondama Bay Regency) in West Papua Province (Papua Barat, West Irian Jaya) in Indonesia.

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese who constructed Ransiki Airfield nearby.

American missions against Ransiki
May 31, 1944 - October 29, 1944

Ransiki Airfield (Moemi North)
Japanese wartime airfield

P-40N Kittyhawk A29-601
Pilot Byrnes MIA December 12, 1944 in the Ransiki area

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December 11, 2019

 

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