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  127mm Anti-Aircraft Gun Type 89 (Nauru No. 1)
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AWM Sept 141945

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Peter Flahavin 1995
Wartime History
Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) as a Twin 127mm Anti-Aircraft Gun Type 89. This gun was emplaced on Nauru Island.

On September 13, 1945 surrendered intact as part of the island's defenses. On September September 14, 1945 inspected by personnel from the Australian Army 31/51st Infantry Battalion. Afterwards, the gun was disabled with the breech blocks removed.

Wreckage
This gun remains in situ on Nauru Island.

References
Thanks to Stan Gajda and Peter Flahavin for additional information.

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August 19, 2018

 

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