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|Pilot Yoshikatsu Narusawa (KIA)
Co-Pilot Mitsuo Iwao (KIA)
Observer Hiroshi Nagamatu (KIA)
Observer Tadashi Tamura (KIA)
Radio Yoshio Sato (KIA)
Engineer Koichi Toyama (KIA)
Tail Gunner PO3c Mitsuru Otani (KIA)
Crashed April 12, 1943
It is possible that P-38 Lightning piloted by 2nd Lt. Richard E. Smith from the 39th Fighter Squadron claimed a "Betty bomber over Mt. Albert Edward", possibly this bomber.
During November 1982, the wreckage of this aircraft was visited by Joe Hill, who was informed of the trapped gunner story by locals. Afterwards, Hill reported the wreckage to the PNG Museum curator Bruce Hoy who informed the Japanese Ministry of Health & Welfare.
Recovery of Remains
References Air'Tell Research Report "G4M Serial Numbers" by Jim Long
Air'Tell Research Report "G4M Serial Numbers" by Jim Long
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