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  A6M2 Model 21  Zero Manufacture Number 2985  
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201st Kōkūtai

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Alan Gaynor 2004

Aircraft History
Built by Nakajima estimated assembly in May 1943. Assigned to the 201st Kōkūtai on May 21, 1943.

Wartime History
Abandoned on Ballale Island or Kahilli Airfield.

Recovery
Portions of this aircraft were recovered by Robert Diemert in 1969 and exported to Canada.

Restoration
The nose 7.7mm machine gun cover was used in his restoration of A6M2 5356.

References
Thanks to Ryan Toews and Alan Gaynor for additional information.

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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