6° 4' 60S Long 147° 35' 60E Sialum village is located on the north coast of Morobe Province in Papua New Guinea.
Ki-48-II Lily Manufacture Number 1490
Crashed near Sialum investigated by ATIU
Japanese Aircraft Wreck
Wreckage near Sialum
Postwar built airfield, constructed to support the Government Post at Sialum.
Ray Fairfield adds:
"I visited Sialum a couple of times to stay with the kiap. The two wrecks I did visit I have noted as a P-38 and a Japanese bomber. The P-38 was in worse condition, if anything. Both wrecks were just scattered metal, and it was almost dark on a rainy afternoon when we were there, The 20mm cannon ammo was what made me think G4M1 Betty, but of course the G3M2 Nell also had that caliber [or the Ki-49 Helen].
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January 11, 2018