Biak Island or in Indonesia Pulau Biak is a Largest island located in Cenderawasih Bay near the northern coast of Papua province, an Indonesian. Biak is the largest island in its small archipelago, and has many atolls, reefs, and corals.
The island of Biak dominates the entrance to Geelvink Bay, near the western end of New Guinea. The island was held by 11,000 Japanese troops under the command of Colonel Kuzume Naoyuki. Disdainful of the doctrine of destruction at the water's edge, he decided instead to allow the Americans to come ashore unopposed so that they would stroll unwarily into the trap he had prepared for them.