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Tainan Kōkūtai
Mitsubishi / Nakajima A6M2 Model 21 Zero
List by manufacture number, pilot, tail / Houkoku number

List by Manufacture Number
A6M2 645  pilot Ito force landed May 17, 1942 taken POW, survived
A6M2 1575 Tail V-110  pilot Maeda force landed April 28, 1942, POW, recovered ATIU
A6M2 ??41 Tail V-1??  (Houkoku 529) crashed location unknown

Zeros Losses by Pilot
A6M2 pilot Tan crashed April 7, 1942 over Lae
A6M2 pilot Arita  crashed May 1, 1942 over Port Moresby
A6M2 pilot Hidaka  crashed June 16, 1942
A6M2 pilot Komori ditched/crashed May 29, 1942 near Iwaia, pilot killed resisting capture
A6M2 pilot Sakai  crashed April 17, 1942 over the Owen Stanley Mountains
A6M2 pilot Tokushige  crashed on August 17, 1942 near Gasmata
A6M2 pilot Yamaguchi  crashed May 17, 1942 over the Owen Stanley Mountains
A6M2 pilot Yamazaki  crashed May 22, 1942 at junction of Watut and Markham Rivers
A6M2 pilot Yoshino  crashed June 9, 1942 near Cape Ward Hunt
A6M2 pilot Watanabe  crashed May 25, 1942

List by Tail / Houkoku Number
A6M2 1575 Tail V-110  pilot Maeda force landed April 28, 1942, POW, recovered ATIU
A6M2 3372 Tail V-172  pilot Inoue force landed November 26, 1941 Zero recovered ATIU
A6M2 ???? V-174  pilot Shimohigashi force landed November 26, 1941
A6M2 3647 Tail V-103  pilot ? crashed August - November 1942
A6M2 4573 Tail V-179  Recovered from Lae Airfield
A6M2 4688 Tail V-179  (Houkoku 490) abandoned at Lae Airfield
A6M2 5639 Tail V-1??  Force landed at Lae Airfield
A6M2 5779 Tail V-171  (Houkoku 550) aboandoned at Lae Airfield
A6M2 5784 Tail V-173  abandoend Gasamata, RAAF recovered & restored, displayed AWM

List Houkoku Number
A6M2 4688 Tail V-179  (Houkoku 490) abandoned at Lae Airfield
A6M2 5779 Tail V-171  (Houkoku 550) aboandoned at Lae Airfield
A6M2 ??41 Tail V-1??  (Houkoku 529) crashed location unknown

 

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