Friday, November 22, 2019

Pilot Peter Bieseman and co-pilot Kevin Lock in a Japanese Zero.  Rabaul, Papua New Guinea 1961.

Tried everything,  but couldn't get airborne.   Click pic to enlarge.

1 comment:

Richard said...

Remember the huge tunnels dug into the cliffs around Rabaul harbour by the Japs' slave labour.

They forced native Tolais along with Aussie POWs to do the back-breaking digging and tunnelling work.

Then they'd run landing barges and other smaller marine vessels into the safe tunnels, away from the Allied bombing raids.

We saw one derelict barge in its final resting place in the 70s before we went pinis (finish) in Dec. 1976..