Built by Aichi. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN).
Crashed near the Marovo Lagoon.
The crash site near the airfield includes pieces of the wreckage including the engine, wing, center section and tail.
Chris Cowx adds:
"About 100' in from the kitchen area [of Anges Lodge]
was a Japanese Val dive bomber. It is in
three pieces now. The engine is on the edge of a clearing
and the center section and wing including dive brakes
and landing gear is in the middle. The tail is at the
edge opposite the motor. It is fairly intact considering
the way it must have come down. Not worth a special trip
to see but the place is nice to simply relax for a time. It is definitely a Val (fixed landing gear, tail, overall wing shape)."
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January 31, 2018