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    Bomana Japanese War Cemetery National Capital District Papua New Guinea (PNG)
Location
Bomana Japanese War Cemetery at Bomana off the Bomana Road at the edge of Berry Drome (12 Mile) near Port Moresby. Also known as "Port Moresby Japanese War Cemetery". Nearby was Bomana War Cemetery (Port Moresby War Cemetery).

Wartime History
During early 1942, the Australian Army established a Japanese war cemetery at this location to bury the remains of enemy dead. During the war and postwar, the Australian Army Graves Service buried the remains of Japanese aviators shot down over the Port Moresby area or war dead recovered from the Kokoda Trail, Battle of the beachheads including Buna, Gona and Sananada and elsewhere in Papua New Guinea and Bougainville. Likely, this cemetery was only used during 1942 and into early 1943.

Japanese burials included:
Lt. Kyoichi Yoshi'i pilot of A6M2 Zero Tail F-??? crashed March 23, 1942
PO2c Inao Itsuda pilot G4M1 Betty Fujii crashed March 23, 1942 - presumed buried at this location
Sea2c Sueo Chiba co-pilot G4M1 Betty Fujii crashed March 23, 1942 - presumed buried at this location
PO1c Takeshi Fujii observer G4M1 Betty Fujii crashed March 23, 1942 - presumed buried at this location
Sea2c Jitsuo Ieda observer G4M1 Betty Fujii crashed March 23, 1942 - presumed buried at this location
Sea1c Hiroaki Honda radio G4M1 Betty Fujii crashed March 23, 1942 - presumed buried at this location
Sea1c Teruo Gotō radio G4M1 Betty Fujii crashed March 23, 1942 - presumed buried at this location
PO1c Takeo Kitagawa mechanic G4M1 Betty Fujii crashed March 23, 1942
PO3c Tairaku Yamamoto mechanic G4M1 Betty Fujii crashed March 23, 1942
CPO1c Takeo Harada pilot G3M2 Nell Tail 67 crashed March 31, 1942
Hidetoshi Tokuda co-pilot G3M2 Nell Tail 67 crashed March 31, 1942
Yoshitaka Shirai observer G3M2 Nell Tail 67 crashed March 31, 1942
Toshiho Nishida observer G3M2 Nell Tail 67 crashed March 31, 1942
Kanichi Shudoh radio G3M2 Nell Tail 67 crashed March 31, 1942
Sadakane Watanabe radio G3M2 Nell Tail 67 crashed March 31, 1942
Goro Seino mechanic G3M2 Nell Tail 67 crashed March 31, 1942
Asakichi Miura mechanic G3M2 Nell Tail 67 crashed March 31, 1942
PO1c Tooru Oshima pilot A6M2 Zero V-??? crashed May 14, 1942
FPO1c Chiharu Oyama pilot G4M1 Betty F-355 crashed May 18, 1942
? co-pilot G4M1 Betty F-355 crashed May 18, 1942
? crew G4M1 Betty F-355 crashed May 18, 1942
? crew G4M1 Betty F-355 crashed May 18, 1942
? crew G4M1 Betty F-355 crashed May 18, 1942

References
Thanks to Robert Piper and Harumi Sakaguchi for additional information

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Last Updated
November 10, 2018

 

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