Admiral Yamamotos plane wreck

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Admiral Yamamotos plane wreck

Post by danleone » Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:08 pm

Hello,
My name is Dan Leone and I live in Houston, Texas. I recently saw a
picture of a wrecked Betty Bomber that is supposed to be Admiral Yama-
motos plane.
My questions are where and what island is it located? Can you go see
it? If so, how do you go about getting there? Any info is appreciated.
Dan
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Post by Daniel Leahy » Wed Apr 12, 2006 3:14 pm

Yamamoto's G4M1 (c/n 2656) is located near Buin on the island of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea.

Details of the wreck can be found on the database at:
http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/g4m/2656.html

I'm yet to visit the site, though I know numerous other PWD contributors have been there.
Daniel Leahy
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Yamamoto wrecksite

Post by Dan King » Tue May 30, 2006 3:25 pm

Maybe we should organize a trip there? I've always wanted to go and I bet there are several others who are willing to take it as well. Any ideas?

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Re: Admiral Yamamotos plane wreck

Post by Dan King » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:13 pm

Anyone up for visiting Yamamoto's wreck on Bougainville?

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