Built by Kawanishi Kokuki K. K. at Naruo. This flying boat was either model H6K4 or H6K5. Assigned to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) to the ? Kōkūtai.
This aircraft was sunk at its mooring off Matupit
Seaplane Base off Matupit Island near Rabaul.
Sunken in shallow water and partially exposed depending on the tide. The wreckage
includes the mid section of the fuselage, with the wings broken off to
the sides. One engine is visible, and the tail is upside down behind the
wreck. Reportedly, this wreckage is obscured by volcanic ash deposits from the 1994 eruption.
National Geographic "Ghosts of War" page 424-425
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June 29, 2019