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  A6M2 Model 21  Zero Manufacture Number 646  
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Aircraft History
Built by Nakajima, estimated assembly date February 1942.

Mission History
During August 1942, crashed in the Milne Bay area.

ATIU memorandum No. 2, lists No. 646 as having been inspected by the advance echelon of technical inspectors of the 5th Air Force at Milne Bay in August 1942. This wreck is also noted as '"AD 11" in AAF, SWPA, Intel Sum 144. The code AD identified airplanes inspected by the Advance Echelon, Fifth Air Force. The code letters were followed by a number which identified an individual wreck.

ATIU memorandum No. 2, lists No. 646
SWPA Intel Sum 144, dated 6 October 1943 "AD 11"
Thanks to Richard Dunn and Jim Long for additional information.

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018


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