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Old 10-12-2002, 08:28 AM
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Brandi High School - East of Cape Moem, students had discovered many Japanese relics hidden in the jungle Equipment includes Japanese Military trucks, Search light, heavy machine gun, rangefinder, and propeller.

But Airfield - But has remains of Toyota trucks, Nissan rollers and Kato artillery tractors. Once, a cache of experimental 40mm caseless ammunition was discovered for the Nakajima Ki 44 Shoki fighter.

Cape Moem - Located past Wewak's Boram airport. PNG Defence Force Army base is located at Cape Moem.

Cape Wom Memorial Park - War memorial and peace park. The memorial is flanked by flagpoles, and is located on the spot where Japanese Lieutenant General Adachi signed the official surrender documents for his troops, and handed his sword over to Australian Major General Robertson on September 13, 1945. There are also a number of artifacts in the park - several Japanese Type 88 (1928) 75 mm anti-aircraft guns, and smaller field guns.

Kairiru Island - Japanese Naval forces occupied this island until the end of the war. There are two large Naval guns on the northeast end of the island. Also, several caves used by the Japanese.

Muschu Island - This flat island was used by Japanese Naval forces, who occupied it until the end of the war. After surrender, this island was used to detain Japanese POW from all over New Guinea, until they were repatriated back to Japan. Today, it is a beautiful and peaceful tropical island.


Plaque commemorating the Japanese surrender of 1945 :
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