Built by Nakajima during the end of September 1943. Uncoded serial number 335.
This bomber crashed behind Boram Airfield near Wewak.
Discovery & Finds
David Pennefather went
to this wreck, about 30 minute walk from Makom village, near Boram.
He found human remains, part of a sword, glasses
case, cigarette case and a razor. Also, an identification tag
for: 1st Lt. Nobuo Tanekane, 1st Lt. #9604
John Douglas visited in 1999:
"I first went to this wreck around 1999. Since then, parts have
been scrapped. Local lore is that there were women and children in
wreckage. Maybe these 'children' were younger Japanese crewmen?"
Justin Taylan visted in 2004:
"The locals had dug out the two engines, buried in the ground. The
outer wings were there, wreckage and some bones they had collected
from the site.
"Nakajima Ki-49 Serial Numbers" by Jim Long for production data
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January 31, 2018