Nauru Museum (Nauru Military Museum)
Nauru Island, Republic of Nauru
The Nauru Museum was funded by the Nauru Phosphate company
to highlight the island's history.
Also known as the Nauru Military Museum. The
entire collection was found on Nauru Island. Nearly all the artifacts were collected and donated by Stan
Gajda and includes many World War II era
artifacts including Japanese rifles, machine guns, bombs
and other displays.
bullets and other artifacts. During the 2000s, the museum was closed due to land disputes.
Japanese 75mm Mountain Gun Type 41 (1908)
Displayed at the museum
Twin 25mm Anti-Aircraft Gun Type 96 (1936)
Displayed outside the museum
G4M1 Betty Wreckage
The Betty wreckage is off the one that was removed in the 1970.
F6F Wildcat Wreckage
There are also parts from Ensign Smith's
F6F Hellcat from the Bunker Hill that was shot down on 8th December
1943. These parts were put on display because of excellent original
paint on them, there is also a piece of one of the propeller blades.
There is a 65kg Japanese defused bomb and 25mm
magazines and a tail unit of a 250kg Japanese bomb that we blown up after
the war. Also, a complete 127mm round with fuze off the AA guns
on Command Ridge and a complete 150mm round off one of the coastal
Photos by Peter Flahavin, 1999
Thanks to Stan
Gajda and Peter
Flahavin for additional information.
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