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  Ki-49-II Helen Manufacture Number 3335  
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John Douglas 2000
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Justin Taylan 2004

Aircraft History
Built by Nakajima during the end of September 1943. Uncoded serial number 335.

Wartime History
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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Last Updated
January 31, 2018


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