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AWAZU HEADQUARTERS CAVE: This complex not only leads under the main road, but also runs towards the runway, as the far reaching lower chambers were flooded from a typhoon that hit the island in the early morning hours. This is a massive tunnel system with three known levels, with the top level consisting of shelters and sleeping areas for the troops, to the storage and equipment alcoves of the second level, and the large meeting or administration chambers of the third level. While making our way through a partially caved-in passageway, we found a Japanese enlisted man’s dog tag (which you see in the show). While the Japanese soldier’s body was recovered, his tag has been lying there amid the rocks since the battle, and only from careful scanning of the floor did we spot this forgotten piece of history.

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