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  A6M5 Model 52 Zero Manufacture Number 4220 Tail 81-151
IJN
281 Kōkūtai

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USMC November 1943

Aircraft History
Built by Mitsubishi. Completed November 23, 1943. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). Assigned to the 281 Kokutai with tail code 81-151.

Wartime History
This Zero operated from Tarawa Airfield on Tarawa Island (Betio). Captured by U. S. Marines at Tarawa Airfield on Tarawa Island (Betio).

The fate of this aircraft is unknown. It is unclear if this Zero was shipped elsewhere for technical evaluation or scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

References
Thanks to Jim Lansdale for additional information

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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