Bulit by Mitsubishi. Assigned to either the Tainan Kōkūtai or 2nd Kōkūtai based at Buna
Airfield (Old Strip).
Abandoned or destroyed on the ground at Buna
Airfield (Old Strip). Other
more complete wrecks were transported by barge to Australia, for
at Eagle Farm.
Probably an A6M3 Model 32 Zero, the wreckage is too small,
damaged, to identify further.
Justin Taylan adds:
"I examined this wreckage in 2000 and 2003, and was unable to
find any data or additional information to identify it, other than
fact it were parts of a Zero."
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January 31, 2018