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Operation Apricot
Part of the Pacific War of World War II
Location Central Celebes, Dutch East Indies
Objective Ascertain Operation Lions' whereabouts
Date 5–31 January 1945
Casualties 1 captured

On 5 January 1945, a party of five Indonesians under the codename of Operation Apricot left Darwin to ascertain the fate of Operation Lion. On 14 January 1945 the Dutch submarine K XV lands the party at the coast of the Djiko Doped Bay, north east Minahassa.

The leader was captured; the remainder were evacuated by Catalina flying boat on 31 January 1945.[1][2]


  1. National Archives Australia NEI Section, p. 5.
  2. "Boat KXV". 


  • National Archives Australia – [SRD (Services Reconnaissance Department) HQ] NEI [Netherlands East Indies] Section IASD [Inter-Allied Services Department].

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