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  127mm Anti-Aircraft Gun Type 89 (Eten Island No. 1)
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Peter Ording 2001

Wartime History
Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) as a single mount 127mm Anti-Aircraft Gun (Type 89). This gun was transported to Truk Lagoon. One of two guns emplaced in a concrete emplacement near the summit of Mount Uinku on Eten Island. Behind is the entrance to a tunnel that connects to other defenses.

Wreckage
Today, missing the right barrel. The four recoil cylinders are still intact.

References
World War II Wrecks of the Truk Lagoon, page 20 (map), 21 (caption), 22 (photo)

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Last Updated
August 13, 2018

 

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