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  A6M2-N Rufe Manufacture Number 7133  
? Kōkūtai

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Jim Lansdale 2011

Aircraft History
Built by Nakajima. Painted with dark green upper surfaces and gray lower surfaces. Assigned to the 452nd Kokutai. Tail Code ?, possibly M-?? (two digits).

Wartime History
On February 21, 1943 at Yokosuka loaded onto the Kimikawa Maru. Transported with convoy I-21 via Paramushuiro to Kiska. On March 10, 1943 unloaded at Kiska Harbor. Operated from the Kiska Harbor Seaplane Base with the 452nd Kokutai until disabled or damaged. Abandoned when the Japanese withdrew from the island on July 23, 1943.

During August 1943, captured by American forces. Pieces were taken as souvenirs from the wreckage.

Jim Lansdale adds:
"I own a section of the flap souvenired in 1943 from a Type 2 SuiSen, s/n7133."

Thanks to Jim Lansdale for additional information
A6M2-N Rufe deliveries in the Aleutians from Allied Intelligence Records

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018


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