Built by Mitsubishi. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). This aircraft is likely an A6M3 Zero or A6M5 Zero. Assigned to an unknown Kōkūtai.
This Zero ditched off the north coast of New Britain between Kimbe and Cape Gloucester.
Engine, fuselage section and wings are present in shallow water.
Thanks to Greg Williams for information
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January 31, 2018