• Kyodo


Nineteen Japanese airmen killed in combat in Australia during World War II and buried as unknowns in graves at Cowra War Cemetery near Sydney have been identified, historian Bob Piper said Friday.

All 19 were killed during a Japanese air raid on Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory in November 1942. Their graves, marked “unknown Japanese,” were moved to Cowra in the 1950s when the war cemetery there was established.

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