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  D3A2 Model 22 Val Manufacture Number 3033  
IJN
582nd Kōkūtai

Aircraft History
Built by Aichi on October 24, 1942. Assigned to the 582nd Kokutai.

Wartime History
Operated from Lae Airfield. Estimated to have crashed on or before January 16, 1943 and abandoned at the airfield.

Wreckage
On September 16, 1943 captured by the Allies and later investigated by Allied Technical Intelligence Unit (ATIU) and the manufacture number was noted.

References
Japanese Aircraft Maker's Plates and Markings Report No. 68, page 18
"Serial Number & Production Sequence D3A2 Carrier Bombers" by Jim Long

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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