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  A6M2 Model 21 Zero Manufacture Number 3277 Tail B1-151
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Soryu

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Pilot ┬áLt. Commander Fusata Iida (KIA, BR)
Crashed  December 7, 1941


Aircraft History
Built by Mitsubishi. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) as as A6M2 Model 21 Zero manufacture number 3277. Assigned to Soryu. Tail code B1-151.

Mission History
On December 7, 1941 took off from Soryu piloted by Lt. Commander Fusata Iida leading a formation of nine Zeros for the attack on Pearl Harbor on Oahu. Over Ford Island, hit by anti-aircraft fire. Damaged, Iida tried to crash dive his Zero into a hanger at Kaneohe Field but missed, crashing into the ground at Kaneohe near Kaneohe Bay.

Wreckage
This Zero crashed at Kaneohe near Kaneohe Bay. Afterwards, the wreckage was salvaged and pieces removed as souvenirs by American personnel.

Today, a memorial mark at the crash site with stone plaque reads: "Japanese Aircraft Impact Site pilot - Lieutenant Iida, IJN Cmdr. Third Air Control Group Dec. 7, 1941".

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August 8, 2018

 

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