John Douglas   January 2002 Wreck News Update

These are the photos from Wilkie's second trip up Mt Kenevi. He found two parachutes near the top of the mountain. Both had human remains, and were unopened. With a little imagination you can see the skull [with hair] in the middle photo. This is remarkable. I never thought we would find such relics, but its so cold up there that decay of cloth and flesh is very slow. Another photo is of a prop and other fragments; also on the top of the Mountain.

Parachute Discovery
Parachute
Parachute

Propeller

Parachute
 
Finding parachutes with bones is very rare and unusual, it looks as if they didn't open out, and the crew just speared in. The altitude is high here, and decay is very slow.

Lake Myola Artifacts
Upside Down P-39
Various relics gathered up by a local at Lake Myola on the Kokoda trail.

Em Tasol
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