Built by Mitsubishi or Nakajima. Assigned to ? Kokutai.
This Zero crashed near Awala, northeast of Wairopi, near the Kumusi River, about five miles north of the Popondetta road.
Phil Bradley reports:
"Kokoda patrol officer, GFX Brown diary mentions June 14, 1942 that a Japanese prisoner (pilot) was captured at Awala, near Kokoda. He was very docile and was flown out of Kokoda to Port Moresby."
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January 31, 2018