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  75mm Anti-Aircraft Gun Type 88 (No 5)

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December 28, 1943
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Justin Taylan 2000
Wartime History
Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) as 75mm Anti-Aircraft Gun Type 88 and transported to New Guinea.

During 1943, this gun was one of five emplaced in a revetment constructed from coral rubble as part of a battery on the peninsula overlooking Sek Harbor near Alexishafen Catholic Mission at Alexishafen. This gun was part of anti-aircraft defense for the Alexishafen area.

On December 28, 1943 this gun battery was photographed before and after a B-24 Liberator bombing raid. On April 26, 1944 the Australian Army liberated this area including these guns.

This gun base remains in situ. The barrel is missing.

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October 23, 2019


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