One map shows the locations and dates of all aircraft losses and fatalities. A total of 44 Tainan pilots lost their lives or were taken POW in the New Guinea theatre. Many of these losses have not been published before. A full account of every loss is narrated in the text.


Many placenames in New Guinea have changed since 1942. A series of detailed and meticulously scaled maps outlines their location.

As but one small example, modern maps show Sirinumu Dam to Port Moresby's east which was not built until post-war.

In more extreme examples, some villages have moved location since 1942.