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  75mm Anti-Aircraft Gun Type 88 Serial Number ?  
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Justin Taylan 2003

Wartime History
Emplaced on the beach on the eastern edge of Hansa Bay. Likely, this gun fired at Allied aircraft during April 1943 - March 1944. Captured by the Australian Army during the middle of June 1944.

Wreckage
The base of this gun remains, but the barrel is missing.

Justin Taylan adds:
"On the beach is the base of a Japanese 75mm anti-aircraft gun, partially buried in the sand. Earlier that year, storms revealed Japanese bones around the gun.  According to locals, a Japanese delegation recently preformed a memorial service at the gun, and candles and incense were still present.  We posed for a group photo, with the site of the B-25 crash behind us.  One of our friends used a Japanese bayonet as a machete, even to this day!"

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

Tech Info
Type 88

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