2 months ago
A Japanese Nakajima B5N ‘’Kate’’. The story from the people in the village says that the pilots ran out of fuel and had to do an emergency landing on the water a short way from an island that they later sought refuge. Turns out the Island they went to was being occupied as a leper colony at the time. Talk about a bad day right. I thought for a long time that the pilots had pulled back the canopy open in an effort for escape but then later found out from a friend that they apparently flew around with the canopy open. Makes sense when you think of the temperature in PNG. Can’t get enough of this country and the history it holds.