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  A6M3 Model 32 Zero Manufacture Number 3274 Tail 115?
? Kōkūtai

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Charles Darby 1974

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M Claringbould 1977

Aircraft History
Built by Mitsubishi on November 11, 1942. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). Assigned to ? Kokutai. Tail code 115? (last digit unknown). Possibly, assigned to the 253 Kōkūtai. This Zero was painted in an overall olive gray color scheme. In the field, it was repainted overall green.

Wartime History
During 1943, this Zero pperated from Buin Airfield (Kahili Airfield). Disabled or abandoned at the airfield.

Until the late 1970s, the fuselage of this aircraft remained in situ. Both stabilizers were missing.

Pieces of this aircraft have been recovered. Today, a piece is owned by Taizo Nakamura. He has also created a replica serial stencil for this aircraft.

Pacific Aircraft Wrecks page 19 (lower, right) 52 (lower)
Thanks to Charles Darby and Ryan Toews for additional information

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018


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