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    Koepang (Kupang) West Timor | East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia
Location
Lat 10° 10' 0S Long 123° 34' 60E  Kupang is located on the southwest of West Timor on Timor Island. Wartime spelling "Kupang". Borders Koepang Bay. Prewar and during World War II part of Dutch Timor in the Netherlands East Indies (NEI). In 1949 after Indonesia independence, the western half became known as Indonesian Timor. Today located in West Timor (Timor Barat) in East Nusa Tenggara (Nusa Tenggara Timur) in Indonesia as the provincial capital and largest city.

Wartime History
On February 20, 1942 at 2:35am a Japanese Army landing force begins landing on each side of Cape Mali and secures the area by 3:15am without resistance. Afterwards, the Japanese "Kupang Force" proceeds over the mountains towards Kupang. Afterward, Australian Army commandos landed at Koepang to aid the Dutch and help defend Timor from the Japanese.

American missions against Koepang
May 17, 1942 - July 30, 1944

Koepang Airfield (Koepang Golf Course)
Wartime airfield, today a golf course

Koepang Seaplane Base
Wartime seaplane base, today a golf course

Koepang Cemetery
Commonwealth War Cemetery

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019

 

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