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Justin Taylan 2006

Wartime History
Japanese Type 2 Mark 1 Model 2 radar, trailer mounted. Emplaced on a concrete base on a hilltop near Cape St. George to search for Allied aircraft.

During the war, this radar was known to the Allies and bombed and strafed on several occasions by the RNZAF and USAAF 13th Air Force aircraft.

This radar was attacked on least four specific missions:
December 23, 1943 - RNZAF six Venturas attack radar station
January 9, 1944 - USAAF P-70 strafes the radar station
February 27, 1944 - USAAF 3 P-38s strafe radar station
March 3, 1944 - USAAF 5 P-38s bomb radar installation

Today, it still remains, the concrete is broken and the set knocked forward, either from a bomb hit or postwar. The screen is twisted and broken.

Thanks Yoji Sakaida and Takashi Doi for additional information

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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