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.
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.
Various relics gathered up by a local at Lake
Myola on the Kokoda trail.
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