Built by Mitsubishi. Completed November 23, 1943. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). 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.
Thanks to Jim Lansdale for additional information
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January 9, 2018