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2nd Kōkūtai

Pilot  FPO2c Koji Takahashi (MIA / KIA)
Observer  Lt(jg) Katsu Yoshinaga (MIA / KIA)

MIA  August 27, 1942

Aircraft History
Built by Aichi. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). Assigned to the 2nd Kokutai.

Mission History
On August 27, 1942 took off on a bombing mission against Milne Bay. After dive bombing anti-aircraft positions, this Val was intercepted by Allied fighters and shot down and failed to return.

Kodochosho 2nd Kōkūtai - August 27, 1942
Thanks to Osamu Tagaya for additional information

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018


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