Picturesque Waterfront Cottage available for permanent rental - click here

The Die Was Cast - My Journey to New Guinea

The Bougainville Aftermath

Want to share a house in Bali? Click here!

Sohano Ocean View Apartments in Buka Passage

70 years of PIM are now available on the internet - click here

RETURN TO TOP OF BLOG

If something on this blog doesn't work, please contact the janitor
Alternatively, contact the Helpdesk

17 August 2012

Admiral Yamamoto's Betty Bomber

Hi Peter

Attached are a few of photos that might interest some of your bloggers, they are from a trip to Buin and a stop off to see the wreckage of Admiral Yamamoto's Mitsubishi G4M "Betty Bomber" shot down be USA P38 Lightnings in 1943. When trying to locate the main wreckage we stumbled across a wing tip that was near perfectly preserved on the jungle floor. Details on Yamamoto can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isoroku_Yamamoto


regards

Nick


Gunner's Position
The wing
Wreckage
Yamamoto Memorial

Translation:

- Horizontal script -
山本 元帥 (Yamamoto gensui) - Yamamoto, Commander-in-Chief
御 終焉 地 (on shuuen chi) - (on does not have meaning, just emphasising respect) Death, Place -----> The place of death

- Vertical script on the left side -
山本元帥景仰会 (Yanamotogensui keikoukai) - Yamamotogensui Memorial Association
会長 駒形十吉 (kaicho Komagata, Jukichi) - Chief executive Jukichi Komagata