1° 45' 0S Long 136° 15' 0E Yapen Island is located
to the south of Biak Island, north of the western New Guinea. Also known as Japen. Borders Japen
Straight. During the Pacific War, known as "Japen" by the Americans. In Indonesian known as Pulau Yapen.
During the Pacific War occupied by the Japanese. During the middle of 1944, Allied aircraft flew combat missions over Yapen Island. Portions of Yapen were occupied by the Japanese until Japan surrendered.
American missions against Yapen (Japen)
May 13, 1944–June 26, 1944
Located on the southern coast of Yapen Island
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June 15, 2019