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  F1M2 Pete Manufacture Number 1200 Tail YI-38
IJN
Chitose

Aircraft History
Built by Mitsubishi estimated assembly date was August 31, 1942. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) as Type Zero Observation Seaplane / F1M2 Pete manufacture number 1200. This aircraft had dark green upper surfaces and gray lower surfaces.

Wartime History
Assigned to Chitose with tail code YI-38. This aircraft operated from Rekata Bay Seaplane Base at Rekata Bay on Santa Isabel Island.

Wreckage
Abandoned at Rekata Bay.

During August to September 1943 a team from Allied Technical Air Intelligence Unit (ATAIU) visited Rekata Bay and studied and photographed this aircraft. This wreck was given crash code SU ???? and inspected by "CR". The manufacture number of 2196 and tail code YI-41 were noted. The aircraft was deemed to be unserviceable or disabled. This aircraft was reported in (CEAR) Crashed Enemy Aircraft Report (CEAR) #17, released on February 15, 1944.

References
Crashed Enemy Aircraft Report #17 (CEAR), February 15, 1944 Type 0 Float Plane PETE - Aircraft captured at Rekata Bay
Thanks to Richard Dunn, Jim Long and Robert Rocker for additional information.

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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