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|Pilot PO2c Shigejiro Murakami (KIA, October 15, 1942)
Ditched September 11, 1942
Built by Mitsubishi or Nakajima. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) as A6M2 Model 21 Zero manufacture number unknown.
Assigned to the 6th Kokutai. Tail code U-107.
Fate of the Pilot
On October 15, 1942 while hiding in a native hut on Kitava island, Murakami was located by Australian forces and ordered to surrender. Instead, he his pistol at them. In retaliation, they returned fire and shot him dead. On his body, the Australians located a diary he kept since ditching on September 11, 1942 and two photographs.
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