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  A6M3 Model 32 Zero Manufacture Number 3036 Tail Q-104
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2nd Kōkūtai

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U. S. Army Dec 1942

Aircraft History
Built by Mitsubishi, on July 6, 1942. Houkoku Number 878 (Presentation Number) donated by a civilian company. Assigned to 2nd Kokutai with tail code Q-104.

Wartime History
This Zero was flown to Buna Airfield (Old Strip) during the last week of August 1942. Abandoned at Buna Airfield (Old Strip) on the side of the runway.

Wreckage
During late December 1942, captured intact missing the propeller by the U. S. Army when the airfield was captured.

References
Yokoi Houkoku List
Pacific Aircraft Wrecks page 12 (top)
Thanks to Jim Long for additional information

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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