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  A6M2 Model 21 Zero Manufacture Number ?  
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? Kōkūtai

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1993

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Peter Flahavin 1996

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Justin Taylan 2003

Wartime History
Ditched into Kamimbo Bay (Tambea) near Cape Esperence on Guadalcanal.

Wreckage
During the 1970s, recovered from Kamimbo Bay (Tambea). When recovered, the fuselage and wings were intact. Abandoned across the road from the Tambea Beach Resort. Broken up over the years leaving only the engine and bit of wreckage today.

Peter Flahavin reported in 1996:
"This Zero was dragged out of the Bay in the early 1970's, but the usual ownership dispute meant it was stripped and dumped across the road from the beach, nothing much left of it I am afraid."

Justin Taylan reports in 2003:
"During the 'Guadalcanal Tensions' the Tambea Beach resort was destroyed, and the remains of this Zero further dispersed. One of the wings was thrown in the drained swimming pool, and there were only a few small pieces of wreckage on the opposite side of the road. Probably, these remaining bits will be disposed of when the resort is rebuilt as they are unidentifiable, to all but those who carefully look. "

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Last Updated
March 18, 2018

 

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