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.
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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January 9, 2018