Built by Aichi, estimated to have been built during early October 1942. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). Assigned to the 582 Kokutai. Tail code 2-227.
This aircraft operated from Lae Airfield. Abandoned as unserviceable as of January 10, 1943 and abandoned.
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 was noted. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.
CEAR (Crashed Enemy Aircraft Report) No.17
notes a total of at least 80 wrecks, including: 2 D3A1; 4 D3A2"
"Serial Number & Production Sequence D3A2 Carrier Bombers" by Jim Long
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January 9, 2018