Built by Mitsubishi, estimated date of assembly middle June 1942. Assigned to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). Assigned to ? Kokutai.
This Zero was abandoned at Vila Airfield on Kolombanga Island.
During late September 1943, captured by American forces occupying the area. During late 1943, surveyed by U.S. Army Technical Air Intelligence Unit (TAIU) that noted the manufacture number and described the aircraft as a "Zero Mark 2'.
Thanks to Richard Dunn for ATIU survey details.
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April 21, 2018