Lat 34° 40' 60N Long 137° 34' 0E Arai was located in the Hamana District, Shizuoka Prefecture on the southern coast of Honshū in Japan. Hamana District was dissolved. Borders Lake Hamana (Hamana-ko) to the north and the Enshu Sea to the south. On March 23, 2010, Arai was merged into Kosai and thus no longer exists as an independent municipality.
F4U-4 Corsair Bureau Number 81319
Pilot Boggs crashed July 24, 1945 on the western side of Hamana Bridge near Imagire
B-17H Flying Fortress 43-38882
Pilot Motsinger crashed July 25, 1945
Memorial to B-17 Crew Members
A stone tablet honoring the crew of B-17H 43-38882 was dedicated in the town. A priest for Jingu-ji temple in town collected money for seven years and built it.
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August 25, 2018