Koga was at first buried in the permafrost some 100 yards from his crash site after it was extracted from the Zero. Exhumed in 1947, his remains were interred in the cemetary on Adak, in grave 1082 marked as “Unknown Japanese Flyer.” It was exhumed a final time in 1953 for repatriation and since then has been in the Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery in Japan. The location of his crash on Atukan is occasionally visited by groups from Japan.

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