WWII Airman stuck in treetop for 60+ years?

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  1. Hikers in Papau New Guinea have discovered what apperas to be the moss covered remains of a WWII airman in a parachute harness hanging in the treetops about halfway along the Kokoda Path.

    Rest of article and photo here:

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/08/28/2349562.htm
     
  2. lets hope they can id the body & give him the well earned rest he deserves.
     
  3. It might seem a daft question, but did the japs routinely have parachutes?
     
  4. Probably.

    Probably wasn't a Jap airman
     
  5. Whoever he was he deserves his peace now, it doesn't matter what nationality, he served and did his bit

    RIP
     
  6. I totally agree. Was merely wondering!
     
  7. If this is the body of a human being, he will be known to God.

    Requiescat in Pace.


    PS He will not be known to Dawkins of course!

    PPS Are there any takers for a 'book' on whether the name of 'Dawkins' will still be revered in two thousand years or so?
     
  8. That wasn't aimed at you there B-o-F, that was just my reaction to the 'unknown' factor.

    In answer to yours the Japanese did have 'chutes, but it is more likely to be an allied airman in PNG.
     
  9. Dropped off you medication??
     


  10. Had a look at some of the comments below that article. And I thought ARRSE NAAFI bar had all the lunatics:

     
  11. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

  12. Absolutely. RIP
     
  13. Only the kamikaze pilots were issued with chutes, just in case of a last minute change of heart.