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  D3A2 Model 22 Val Manufacture Number 3023 Tail 82-227
IJN
582 Kōkūtai

Aircraft History
Built by Aichi, estimated to have been built during early October 1942. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). Assigned to the 582 Kōkūtai. Tail code 82-227.

Wartime History
This aircraft operated from Lae Airfield. Abandoned as unserviceable as of January 10, 1943 and abandoned.

Wreckage
On September 16, 1943 this aircraft was among the Japanese aircraft captured at Lae Airfield. Later, this aircraft was investigated by Allied Technical Intelligence Unit (ATIU) and the manufacture number and tail number were noted. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

References
"Serial Number & Production Sequence D3A2 Carrier Bombers" by Jim Long
Crashed Enemy Aircraft Report No. 17 (CEAR No. 17)
"This document notes a total of at least 80 wrecks, including: 2 D3A1; 4 D3A2"

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Last Updated
December 27, 2018

 

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