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Australians inspecting a Type 89 Yi-Go Tank near Chabai in the Soraken area of northwest Bougainville
This tank was found by C Company, 26th Infantry Regiment and is being inspected by Brig J. R. Stevenson, Commander 11th Infantry Brigade with other soldiers.
26th Infantry Battalion War Diary June 14, 1945 (AWM 52/8/3/64/21 March-June 1945, folio 86) "At 1230L a patrol located an enemy tank at 326708, the tank was dug in and in good mechanical condition except for a missing generator. The tanks was a type similar to that found at Ruri Bay (medium tank model 89 B (1929)). The 57 mm gun and ammunition is on the ground beside the tank." . This photograph shows the front glacis plate, which on the Type 89 tank was almost vertical."
Credit: Australian Army via AWM 093243 Date: June 16, 1945
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