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  A6M2 Model 21 Zero Manufacture Number 5459  
? Kōkūtai

Aircraft History
Built by Nakajima, estimated date of assembly December 1942.

Note, there is also a possibility this aircraft was built by Mitsubishi in December 1941.

Wartime History
Abandoned on Ballale Island.

Left wing recovered by Robert Diemert in 1969, exact components are unclear.

Pieces Today
In 1990, it was sold to the Blayd Corporation (John and Earl Calverley). Today, it is stored in a semi trailer next to his shop in Carman. The only large identifiable pieces is the deskinned left wing from from this aircraft.

Thanks to Ryan Toews and Jim Long for additional infomation

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018


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