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Japanese WWII fortifications. Biak, West Papua, Indonesia. In World War II, a strategic airfield of the Imperial Japanese Army was located on Biak, serving as a base for operations in the Pacific theatre. American forces eventually captured the island during the Battle of Biak in 1944.


Japanese WWII fortifications. Biak, West Papua, Indonesia.

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Japanese WWII fortifications. Biak, West Papua, Indonesia. In World War II, a strategic airfield of the Imperial Japanese Army was located on Biak, serving as a base for operations in the Pacific theatre. American forces eventually captured the island during the Battle of Biak in 1944.

© Matthew Oldfield 2005

Keywords:

  • Biak
  • Defense
  • Fortification
  • Fox hole
  • Indonesia
  • Pacific Front
  • Pillbox
  • Sniper
  • WWII
  • West Papua
  • World War II

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