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

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USMC November 1943

Aircraft History
Built by Mitsubishi. Completed November 23, 1943 [verify date]. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN).

Wartime History
Assigned to the 281 Kokutai with tail code 81-151. 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.

Production figures of the Mitsubishi/Nakajima A6M Zero by Jim Long
Thanks to Jim Lansdale for additional information

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Last Updated
November 20, 2018


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