Cemetery plot location: C-04-10

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Classification: Airman
Identification number: DD 135008
Surname: Unknown Japanese Airman
Other names:
AKA (Also Known As): Unidentified Enemy Airman
Name in kanji: Not recorded
Grave location: C-04-10
Date of birth: Not recorded
Place of birth: Not recorded
Private address:

Not recorded

Business address:

Not recorded

Military rank: Not recorded
Unit regimental number: Not recorded
Date of capture: Not recorded
Place of capture: Not recorded
Reason for internment: Not recorded
Camp interned: Not recorded
Date interned: Not recorded
Health condition on arrival: Not recorded
Trade or occupation: Not recorded
Length of residence in Australia: Not recorded
Date of entry: Not recorded
Port of disembarkation: Not recorded
Ship: Not recorded
Personal effects:

Not recorded

Religion: Not recorded
Nationality: Japanese
Marital status: Not recorded
Next of kin: Not recorded
Address of next of kin: Not recorded
Relationship to next of kin: Not recorded
Father’s name: Not recorded
Father’s occupation: Not recorded
Mother’s maiden name: Not recorded
Identification: Not recorded
Movement report:

Not recorded

Cause of death: Not recorded
Date of death: 1942-04-04
Cremation or burial:
Date of burial: 1942-09-18
Place of first burial: Berrimah
Extra information:

According to Rikai: A Guide To the Japanese War Cemetery, this grave belongs to one of the 8 Japanese airmen from an aircraft identified as West Point ‘Betty’, which was lost over Darwin. 6 unidentified remains were recovered. The 8 Japanese airmen were: Matsu Ebisawa, Yoshio Ito, Shigeyoshi Matsuda, Jiro Nishikawa, Susumu Oniki, Terukazu Oyama, Kazuo Sasaki, and Sadami Yamashita.

There is a plaque on a Memorial Stone with the above mentioned names in the Cowra Japanese War Cemetery. This Memorial stone can be found in the northern side of Section A Row 1 (cemetery plot location) or on the northern side of Section C, row QD of the cemetery map provided by the Office of Australian War Graves.

Related images:

Plaque for the Japanese Airmen Memorial in the Cowra Japanese Cemetery.

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