Built by Nakajima. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). Assigned to the 121 Kōkūtai. Tail code 21-103.
While parked inside a hanger, at Ushi Point Airifeld (North Field) on Tinian this aircraft was damaged and abandoned. During July 1944, captured by American forces largely intact.
Jim Long adds:
"There were, however, apparently at least two Myrts captured at Tinian. They may both have been at the same airfield in the same hangar. The one had tail marking 21-103, while the other plane had 21-101. The latter is better known because several photos were taken of it while it was being examined by a technical intelligence team operating in the Pacific Ocean Areas. Seventeen of these photos are in FAOW No.82 (blue-cover series). The dates on the photo placards indicate that the TAIPOA team looked the Myrt over and photographed it at least from 28 September to 1 October 1944, probably longer that those few days."
FAOW No. 82
Thanks to Jim Long and Jim Lansdale for additional information
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January 31, 2018