Cemetery plot location: A-01-09

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Classification: Airman
Identification number: Not recorded
Surname: Unknown Japanese Airman
Other names:
AKA (Also Known As):
Name in kanji: Not recorded
Grave location: A-01-09
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: 1943-07-06
Cremation or burial: Burial
Date of burial: 1943-10-05
Place of first burial: Berrimah
Extra information:

Deduced from information in Rikai: A Guide To the Japanese War Cemetery, and confirmed by local sources, including the Memorial Stone in the Cowra Japanese War Cemetery, this grave belongs to one of the 8 Japanese airmen from an aircraft lost over Darwin on 6 July 1943.

3 unidentified remains were recovered. The 8 Japanese airmen were: Takeo Ando, Jitsuo Enatsu, Kenji Fujinaga, Suekichi Ikezaki, Masao Kobayashi, Takanori Miyagi, Sakae Taguchi and Shiro Wada.

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 (OAWG).

According to the OAWG burial records, this Unknown Japanese Airman was first buried in Hay, however this appears to be an error, as all other Unknown Japanese Airmen were first buried in Berrimah.

Related images:

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

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