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    Kombieti (Kombre, Kombere) Merauke Regency | Papua Province Indonesia

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Lat 8° 34' 41S Long 140° 32' 46E  Located inland from the southern coast of New Guinea near the international border with Papua New Guinea (PNG). Also known as Kombre or Kombere.

Unknown aircraft at Kombieti
Residents of the remote jungles in Indonesia's eastern-most province of Papua claim to have found the wreckage of a U.S. plane believed to have been shot down by Japanese forces during World War II. The aircraft was found hidden in the undergrowth in the village of Kombieti, which borders with Papua New Guinea, Lukas Merunda, one of the local residents, said on Friday. Merunda said the body of the aircraft was still intact, with its wings hanging on the wreckage. The wreckage of another World War II plane was also discovered recently by Indonesian marine scientists on an underwater expedition off the Papua coast. Reference: Reported in Jakarta Post March 19, 2005.

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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