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  A6M2 Model 21 Zero   Tail S-152
? Kōkūtai

Aircraft History
Tail Number S-112.

Wartime History
Abandoned at Taroa Airfield.

Remained 'in situ' until 1991.

Two side skins from the vertical fin were recovered by John Sterling, in the 1991 after a year of negotiation, including sleeping in the jungle for nearly three months during the recovery of four Zeros: this aircraft plus A6M3 3318, A6M3 3685, A6M3 3148 and A6M2 31574. All were disassembled, crated and shipped to his home in Boise, Idaho during May 1991.

Resale, Restoration
Later sold to the Evergreen Air Museum in Oregon.  Currently the rear tail section is owned by Vintage Aircraft Ltd. Possibly, will be used in the restoration of A6M3 3318.

Thanks to Ryan Towes for additional information.

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018


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