Cemetery plot location: A-01-08

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Classification: Airman
Identification number: Not recorded
Surname: Unknown Japanese Airman
Other names:
AKA (Also Known As): Unidentified Japanese Airman
Name in kanji: Not recorded
Grave location: A-01-08
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:
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.

Related images:

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

The Cowra Japanese War Cemetery Database Project ( 2016-2022 ) © Embassy of Japan, Canberra