Maffin Bay

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Maffin Bay, known as Teluk Maffin in Indonesian, is a small bay in the Pacific Ocean on the Northern coast of New Guinea. It is in Papua, Indonesia, below the Foja Mountains near Wakde, about 125 miles west of Jayapura. Maffin Bay was a landing site in the New Guinea campaign of World War II, and was the location of the Battle of Lone Tree Hill.[1][2] After this battle, Maffin Bay was held by Task Force Tornado and defended it against Japanese attacks through the use of aggressive patrolling.


  1. ^ Morison, Samuel Eliot (2001). "VII - Wakde Sarmi". History of United States Naval Operations in World War II: New Guinea and the Marianas, March 1944 - August 1944. University of Illinois Press. pp. 92–102. ISBN 978-0-25207-038-9. Retrieved 2014-03-23. 
  2. ^ Hinz, Earl R. (1995). Pacific Island Battlegrounds of World War II: Then and Now. Bess Press. p. 49. ISBN 978-1-57306-008-0. Retrieved 2014-03-23.