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WWII Japanese Plane Found

August 21, 1993|Associated Press

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The wreckage of a Japanese World War II plane has been found in a forest, complete with the skeleton of its pilot, it was reported Friday.

A villager discovered the wreckage Monday near Bontang in East Kalimantan, along with World War II-issue weapons and hundreds of bullets.

The cockpit bears a painted Japanese flag and the serial number 623.

In Japanese on the burned remnants of the tail and body of the plane are the words: "Mitsubishi 3047, 1941" and "The world is above the green mountains."

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