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.
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.
During late December 1942, captured intact missing the propeller by the U. S. Army when the airfield was captured.
Yokoi Houkoku List
Pacific Aircraft Wrecks page 12 (top)
Thanks to Jim Long for additional information
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January 9, 2018