Built by Nakajima. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). Assigned to ? Kōkūtai. No known tail code or markings.
This aircraft was dumped off Moen Seaplane Base into Truk Lagoon. It is likely this aircraft was dumped postwar by American forces in an effort to clean up the area.
This aircraft remains underwater. The engine, controls, instruments, portions of the wing and a fuel tank are missing.
Curt Block adds:
"This Myrt also appears in Dan Baily's book however the aircraft is incorrectly identified as a Jill. The site had been marked but when we went the buoy was gone. I ended up in the water, hanging on to the side of the boat with my mask on while we trolled around until I found it. This aircraft however was dumped, not ditched. Dan Baily stated this in his book. I agree with him, as the aircraft lacks important things required for flight. It has no engine or cowling. No seats or instrument panels. No controls and parts of the wing including at least one fuel tank. It also exhibits no signs of damage expected with an impact with the water."
Thanks to Curt Block for additional information
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January 31, 2018