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  A6M5 Model 52 Zero Manufacture Number ?  
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? Kōkūtai

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R Worcester 1972

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B Fenstermaker 1991

Aircraft History
Built by Mitsubishi. Assigned to ? Kokutai.

Wartime History
Abandoned at Babo Airfield in its revetment with its cowl removed located next to a bomb crater.

Wreckage
In the mid-1970s this aircraft was largely intact. It remained at Babo until the early 1990s.  Whereabouts today unknown.

Bruce Fenstermaker adds:
"I did not salvage this Zero in 1991. My plan was to leave this wreck as one of those on display for tourists visiting the airfield."

References
Pacific Aircraft Wrecks page 14 (lower)

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January 31, 2018

 

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