The Ghost of Cape York by Richard G Tomkies
Approx. 26,160 words.
Published on August 16, 2011.
The story begins during the Second World War on the shores of Australia's Cape York Peninsula, when a scouting Japanese Air Force Zero sights a Coastwatcher's hut. He attacks but receives crippling return fire from below.
Over sixty years later the Coastwatcher's grandson and his friend while exploring this area makes an unusual find which connects him to his grandfather's wartime experiences.