|Pilot Hidaka (KIA)
Crashed June 16, 1942
Built by Mitsubishi or Nakajima. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). Assigned to the Tainan Kokutai. Tail code V-??? (three digits unknown).
On June 16, 1942 took off in the morning from Lae Airfield on a fighter sweep over Port Moresby. Over the target, Hidaka cliamed one Airacobra shot down and returned from the mission safely.
During the afternoon, took off from Lae Airfield on a second fighter sweep over Port Moresby. Over the target, shot down by P-39F Airacobra piloted by Francis "Frank" Royal who claimed a single Zero shot down.
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February 4, 2018