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Barbey and MacArthur inspected the invasion beaches at Morotai Island, 15 Sep 1944

Caption     Barbey and MacArthur inspected the invasion beaches at Morotai Island, 15 Sep 1944 ww2dbase
Photographer    Unknown
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   80-G-257967
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Photos on Same Day 15 Sep 1944
Photos at Same Place Morotai, Maluku Islands, Dutch East Indies
Added By C. Peter Chen

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1. Michael D Allee says:
15 Sep 2011 06:29:02 PM

My father Rex J. Allee fought on the Island of Morotai. He was in the Army. I have a few pictures of him there. He also ran radar and had interesting stories to tell about it. Radar and P-38 night fighters ended the nightime bombing of the island by the Japanese.
2. mok says:
1 Aug 2012 11:12:52 PM

Hi Michael D Allee,
happy to hear that your father is one of Army was in Morotai, do you know this year we have a big internasional program call Sail Indonesia Morotai and in that even many Veteran will visit Morotai, do you interest to visit Morotai if yes you can mail me natanel.mok@atm.co.id
3. L. Rio DeGennaro says:
25 Mar 2014 03:47:18 PM

I was in the Air Force and made a beach landing on Morotai. The LST we were on ramed the beach, opened the bow doors and we unloaded our maitenance equipment. We were able to hear the Japanese warming up their Aircraft to come over and bomb us.
During one air raid I got hit and woke up in the 105th Gen. Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. Now 92 years old and still active. Also veteran of Vietnam and Korea. Aided the French Forces in Vietnam,(Saw NO combat Vietnam or Korea) M/Sgt (Ret) Gtaduated SAC Air Force Acadmey. Respectfuly L. R. DeGennaro
4. Val Sullivan says:
25 May 2014 05:59:26 PM

My Father William Richard Sullivan served with the 3rd Australian Signals Corp and 4th Engineer Signals. He was deployed to Morotai 5/04/1945 until September 1945. He was 21 when he enlisted on 16th September 1941. He trained at Balcombe, Victoria and Mundijong W.A. and then onto Bonegilla, Vic. From there he was transferred to Cairns and onto New Guinea. Dad did not speak very much about his experiences, but at least he survived and came home uninjured. He passed away in 1991
26 Feb 2015 05:41:08 PM

My Dad Harold Thomas Finnigan was in the thick of it in WW11 he belonged 2/15th Battalion 9th division then joined the 29th division enlisted at 20 years ....... I went to 3 places last year where he was in PNG.........I only wished I asked him more
6. Paul Halagan says:
20 Jan 2016 08:10:23 PM

My father Rudy Halagan landed on Morotai in December of 44, as he made his way to the huts they were staying in they were strafed by Japanese fighter planes, He ran in and dove under his cot. A nice welcome to WW2. He was a rear tail gunner in the B24 ,13th air force (long Rangers) 307 Bomb Group 424th BS. He turned 94 on 12 -24 -16. God bless them all.
7. gugun indrawiguna says:
15 Feb 2016 08:12:25 PM

i was found a "dog tag" at morotai island was 2006, in the name is Coates, Charles A serial number 36147848 T43 44, service in US Army,,

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WW2-Era Place Name Morotai, Maluku Islands, Dutch East Indies
Lat/Long 2.0047, 128.2774
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